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I know everyone’s experience varies but I was just wondering what other people’s experience was with this insurance? (BCBS of MA PPO)

They don’t require any certain amount of weigh ins or anything so I’m really not sure what to expect. My initial consult with my surgeon is at the end of the month.

How long did it take for you from initial consult to surgery? How easy/difficult was this insurance to work with?

Thanks!!

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Less than 2 weeks from last appointment until scheduling surgery
Good luck!


HW 242, SW 236- (Bypass 12/20/17)
GW#1- 199 [emoji736] (2/11/18)
GW#2- 180
CW 182
5’6”

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I had BCBS of MA and it was surprisingly fast. They didn’t have any special requirements beyond what the surgeon wanted and a BMI over 40. I can’t remember the exact time line, but I know I actually delayed my surgery for personal scheduling reasons by about a month, so had I pushed I could have done everything in probably 1.5 months. I didn’t need any specialist work ups (was in good health just obese), so if you need those it could stretch things out a bit depending on scheduling. BCBS of MA was really easy to work with. If you call their services line they can actually send you a packet with all their requirements and expected costs given your specific plan.

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I had BCBS of MA and it was surprisingly fast. They didn’t have any special requirements beyond what the surgeon wanted and a BMI over 40. I can’t remember the exact time line, but I know I actually delayed my surgery for personal scheduling reasons by about a month, so had I pushed I could have done everything in probably 1.5 months. I didn’t need any specialist work ups (was in good health just obese), so if you need those it could stretch things out a bit depending on scheduling. BCBS of MA was really easy to work with. If you call their services line they can actually send you a packet with all their requirements and expected costs given your specific plan.



Wow, thank you so much for your reply. It went really quick for you!


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loving your username hahahah! i also have BCBS MA PPO so i’m curious to see how long it will take. i’m not looking to get surgery until july if it’s up to me, but now that that’s creeping up i’m getting a bit nervous. hoping i’ll be okay though since other people with this insurance seem to have no issues. let me know how it goes for you!


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I am glad to see this as I too have the same insurance but looking to get revision from lapband. I currently have had the lapband since 2005. The doctor performed a endoscopy in which found I have a non functional pouch, Looking for more information on all of this. Really worried as to what is going to happen.

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Which hospitals in MA did you all use? I’m currently waiting on my second appt at UMass but wondering if I should
consider any other hospitals?

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I also have BCBS of MA and live in NY. The doctor requires me to do 6 months of weigh ins. I think this is so forever!! Anyone can help me please? I’m looking for a doctor that won’t do 6 months. Spoke to a BCBS representative and they said that my policy does not require that!! Someone please help!!

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