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Hello everyone so I just decided on getting the gastric sleeve surgery for a long time I was in denial about my weight, it's just got gotten out of Hand so I wanted to come on this group and ask a few questions to people at who have gotten the surgery already how long is the process until you can get the surgery??

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Are you going to be self-pay or use insurance? If you are using insurance, it will likely take a number of months but you should definitely contact your provider to find out the specifics.

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I'm going through my health insurance I did do some research and they require quite a few things

Some require a 6 month supervised diet. If your does not require that, then that will be a time saver.

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I go to my first appointment on Friday and I will be posting every day after that just to share my process so ill let you know if the insurance require the supervised diet thanks for the info

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Hi Marieanna. First appointment on Friday - how exciting! For me, my insurance required 3 months of nutrition classes if I went to a specific hospital and 6 months of nutrition classes if I went to a different specific hospital. I did not know this information before selecting the hospital I chose. I chose the hospital I preferred and then found out I was required hto have only 3 months (all 6 mos of sessions were squeezed in to 3 mos) before surgery.

There was a mistake by one of the offices that put me behind in getting all of my clearances done within that 3 months. Everything was done except my pulmonary clearance which can take longer if it's determined you have sleep apnea. My approval came just over 2 weeks after being submitted. Then I saw my surgeon and started the pre-op diet on 12/14/17, 2 weeks before my surgery. So, I had surgery a little over 5 months from my first appointment with the surgeon.

I hope your appointment on Friday goes well. :)

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22 minutes ago, Marieanna said:

Thank you for the information I'm excited and a little scared at the same time but I'm really hoping for best

What insurance are you using?

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I don’t know of them. I’m on disability & my requirements were nearly none. My surgery was also covered 100%. I’ve read on here that some companies are pathetic.

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Always neat to meet a new friend, FYI Seahawk Fan just had his surgery recently, I'm pre surg myself but ask any of us anything, so many veterans have helped me already and I want to pay forward if I can also. Did oodles of research before I settled on my future surgery, I'm old enough to be your granny or even great-granny so I have a lot of life wisdom. As for WLS surgery I'm totally in IT to win IT.

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it' my work insurance they do cover the surgery, but I've never heard of qualcare my job just changed health insurance companies so ill fine out everything else out at my appointment

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6 minutes ago, kakatlady612 said:

Always neat to meet a new friend, FYI Seahawk Fan just had his surgery recently, I'm pre surg myself but ask any of us anything, so many veterans have helped me already and I want to pay forward if I can also. Did oodles of research before I settled on my future surgery, I'm old enough to be your granny or even great-granny so I have a lot of life wisdom. As for WLS surgery I'm totally in IT to win IT.

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So sweet thanks

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36 minutes ago, Marieanna said:

Lol thank you did you have any co-pays or extra charge during your process

None!

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