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Today was my consultation for gastric bypass. I have to do 12 month bariatric pre-surgery education. Anyone from Virginia and have Anthem Cova Care Virginia insurance and going through this?

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No but.welcome to Bariatric Pal. I haven't seen anyone from Virginia, but we more than a few from Maryland, someone from Delaware, and also from Washington DC. I'm sure the other Virginia people will find you soon. I'm in Central Ohio myself,& having my surgery in Columbus.😛Good Luck!

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I’m not from Virginia but from Maryland and saying hello also why is our traffic horrible honestly it takes like 5 hours to get anywhere. Grrrrrr but once again hello pm me if you need a buddy

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I am from Virginia too, and I'm new to the forum as well. Had first consultation yesterday. A little nervous.

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Welcome!! What part of Virginia?

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4 hours ago, LMays said:

Welcome!! What part of Virginia?

I am from the Hampton Roads area - Live in Gloucester County which is near Yorktown, Williamsburg, Newport News, etc

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I know the area very well. My husband grew up in Newport News. We had friends in Gloucester. So when is your surgery?

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Still have some hoops to jump through...as soon as I get psych and nutrition visits done We can schedule it. Since I am self-pay will probably be in 6-8 weeks...maybe less

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And that WOULD put you in my month- SEPTEMBER. If that's when it turns out to be, come join us, we are getting a nice group in there!

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Cova Care Virginia here!! I started my 12 month process back on 1/4/2018. I am working with St. Mary's surgery team in Richmond VA. So far all of the requirements have been a BREEZE. Considering that some other people's requirements have so many more tests involved I am super excited to be on the back half of approval. I just did my psych eval last week and got a glowing letter of reccommendation.

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