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Anyone else scheduled for January 2018? I have my surgery scheduled for January 11. I'm having to wait until next year because I had a stent put in back in December 2016. The anesthesiologist won't sign off until I have had the stent for at least a year and am able to come off of Plavix for the surgery.

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  1. I'm around the same time. Originally scheduled in December, I asked to push it back due to vacation time.

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Anyone else scheduled for January?

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Jan 15th here ! Going to Mexico! Could have gone sooner however due to work commitments and schedules, January works out better for me :)

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January 10th here! Excited and nervous.


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I'm scheduled for January 11th.

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Mine looks to be Jan 16 if everything goes well. Waiting to hear back from insurance. Hopefully the process will go fast. How long did it take you all from first consult to getting approval and surgery scheduled?

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1 hour ago, Gotalose said:

Mine looks to be Jan 16 if everything goes well. Waiting to hear back from insurance. Hopefully the process will go fast. How long did it take you all from first consult to getting approval and surgery scheduled?

It didn't take long, less than a week, but I had already been diagnosed with sleep apnea and have had a heart attack. My insurance only required the psych consult and 1 meeting with dietitian - I did both of those on the same day.

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Just now, VSGnewguy said:

It didn't take long, less than a week, but I had already been diagnosed with sleep apnea and have had a heart attack. My insurance only required the psych consult and 1 meeting with dietitian - I did both of those on the same day.

thanks - do you mind me asking what type of insurance?

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Just now, Gotalose said:

thanks - do you mind me asking what type of insurance?

BCBS of Illinois.

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I have Kaiser and I had to go through 12 week of classes before I could even get a consult with bariatric surgeon. I received my surgery date at my consult. If you do not have to take any classes, support group class or a psych evaluation then you are lucky. I thought that all of that was the standrd now to go through prior to be pproved for any bariatric surgey.

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7 minutes ago, Honeyswt said:

I have Kaiser and I had to go through 12 week of classes before I could even get a consult with bariatric surgeon. I received my surgery date at my consult. If you do not have to take any classes, support group class or a psych evaluation then you are lucky. I thought that all of that was the standrd now to go through prior to be pproved for any bariatric surgey.

I think it all depends on what type of coverage is negotiated by your employer.

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