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Has anyone had to submit a letter to your insurance stating how the surgery will benefit you? I was told to make it brief, but how short is too short? Also, any key topics to put in to help with the letter?

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One of the docs I saw required one (I ultimately didn't use him, but did write the letter). Mine was less than a page. I basically outlined my struggles with weight and my attempts to lose weight. The fact that I wanted this for my health (not my looks) and my concerns if I continue to gain weight. I added in other reasons I wanted surgery - like Pilates would be easier. Then I ended with a short paragraph acknowledging that surgery is a tool and that, ultimately, it would be up to me to use to tool to eat better and exercise more.

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The bariatric group wanted it from my primary care doctor so she wrote the letter, she had my history of the many failed diets yada, yada, yada.

Keep it direct, simple and to the point, the letter that she wrote was a few sentences.

I wish you all the best!

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