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Hey all! I'm still in the process of making my first appointment with the weight loss surgery office. I just called my insurance provider for information on surgery and she told me that I only need a doctor's authorization for reason of medical necessity and that I need to stay in network. When I asked her if there were any specific requirements for surgery, she said that that was all I needed.

This seems unusual to me since I have often seen that insurance requires 6 month doctor-supervised nutrition/diet visits. Anyone have anything happen to them similar to this? Is this unusual? Are the pre-surgery programs actually an individual doctor related requirement rather than an insurance requirement? I'm a little confused... I have the Oxford Health Plan Liberty Network based out of NJ, if that helps.

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Perhaps your insurance is great, or perhaps she is talking about the referral you need to see the surgeon. Approval for the actual surgery may be a completely different process. That said either way congratulations on starting this journey and let us know how things progress (even if your process is faster than most).

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