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From your orientation to surgery date: how long did it take? It's taken me 4 months simply from orientation to consultation... I hope to leave my job by the end of July but can't if I'm in the middle of getting approved for surgery.

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My orientation and consultation was the beginning of September and my surgery was the end of December. I think it's different for everyone depending on their requirements. I had to get clearances from a cardiologist, pulmonary doc, gastroenterologist, psychologist, and attend 3 nutrition meetings. I had to see each specialist about 3 times, my clearances were all done in at the beginning of December so they gave me a December surgery date.

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18 months from first visit to surgery. It took about a year to get the prerequisites taken care of. It took an additional 6 months to switch surgeons and get ins approval.

We switched surgeons because my original surgeon, who was assigned based on coverage and location, had a $2500 lifestyle management fee that was not covered by insurance and was required to be paid in full prior to scheduling the surgery. The Dr in San Jose was just as highly recommend/regarded and only charged $300. That also includes food for the 2 week liquid diet.

For my husband it took 21 months. We decided I would go first and didn't submit his insurance approval request until after my surgery. It took almost 3 months of fighting to get an approval.

HW 385 SW 359 CW 305 Sleeved 10/5/16

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4 months. My consultation was end of October & I'm now getting my surgery next month, February.

Height 5'0"

Weight for consultation: 216 lbs.

Pre-op Weight: Unknown until January 20th.

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Attended the initial seminar in late December and had my surgery at the end of March.

I was delighted how quick the process was for me.

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