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I haven't gotten surgery yet but have done all my appts and just waiting on my approval for the surgery . And unless you're looking for someone to say you can have surgery next month than you should just look into drs specializing in bariatrics in yr area. I had no problem and it sounds like many others have had gd experiences with getting approved. Worse they can say is no but I wouldn't just fly to Tijuana for my first choice. Gd luck.

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I haven't gotten surgery yet but have done all my appts and just waiting on my approval for the surgery . And unless you're looking for someone to say you can have surgery next month than you should just look into drs specializing in bariatrics in yr area. I had no problem and it sounds like many others have had gd experiences with getting approved. Worse they can say is no but I wouldn't just fly to Tijuana for my first choice. Gd luck.

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When I went to my prime I told hime That I was going to have weight loss surgery and I had already set an appt with a wls and my dr was very supported and sigh off for it. Hood luck and I am sure your dr will support you.

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I went to the seminar, then to the first appointment and after that, went to see my primary for a letter of medical necessity. She was super supportive of me doing this.

My insurance did not require six months of supervised diets, but between all the appointments to check for co-morbities and meeting my pre-op weight loss percentage, the process was about 6 or 7 months. My point is, do not let 6 months of supervised dieting discourage you from trying to get it covered, because it will likely take that long to get through all of your pre-op testing anyways.

Even though the surgery is less expensive in Mexico than it is to private pay in the US, it still would save you money if your insurance would cover it here, because your out of pocket would hopefully be much lower.

But heck, if you’re sitting on a pile of cash and want to see Mexico- then do what works for you.

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