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Hey guys!!! I️ recently met with my surgeon for a consultation. I️ was told that my insurance required a 6 month supervised diet. From the policy I️ read, I️ saw NOTHING that specified 6 months. Does anyone have BCBS IL, if so what was your experience?




I'm also in Illinois, but have anthem BCBS. They required a 6 month supervised diet for me and my wife. At first I wasn't happy, but it ended up being the best thing ever! The wait sucked, but I had a great weight loss doctor and dietitian. I learned how to eat, and lost 35lbs during those 6 months. It set me up for success post op. I already knew how to eat, and it's been smooth sailing. I'm 3 months post op, and 18lbs from my goal weight.


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I'm also in Illinois, but have anthem BCBS. They required a 6 month supervised diet for me and my wife. At first I wasn't happy, but it ended up being the best thing ever! The wait sucked, but I had a great weight loss doctor and dietitian. I learned how to eat, and lost 35lbs during those 6 months. It set me up for success post op. I already knew how to eat, and it's been smooth sailing. I'm 3 months post op, and 18lbs from my goal weight.



Yea the wait is the part that sucks but I️ do feel like it’s sets the patient up for success. Congrats on your weight loss and new life!!!


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Yea the wait is the part that sucks but I️ do feel like it’s sets the patient up for success. Congrats on your weight loss and new life!!!




Use the 6 month diet to learn how to eat, and make a life style change. You will be happy you did, and it will make surgery way easier. You got this!


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