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Hiatal Hernia repair & Revision from sleeve to bypass on 1/21/2019



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Any surgery date twins, advice, lessons learned?

Thanks in advance.

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You will do great! I had my sleeve done in Dec 2011, and had lots of issues with regurgitation and GERD that finally became unmanageable. I just had my revision to RNY (along with a whole lot of hiatal hernia repair and other cleanup) on Dec 12, 2018. It seems so much easier this time around. I decided it's like childbirth - you're terrified through the first one, but when the second one comes along, it's like, I got this....

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Wow. We have similar situations/histories. My sleeve was in 2015. My stomach is folded over, causing a stricture and I have a hiatal hernia. I'm not really nervous. I'm kind of excited, to be honest.

How long were you in the hospital? I'm glad to hear your recovery is easier this time around.

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I had my bypass on the 21st as well! I did have a hernia that I didn’t know of that was corrected while I was under.

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I have to have a revision b/c of GERD and need a hiatal hernia fixed. Waiting on insurance approval. Praying for approval. Best of luck!!

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I hope you will receive it soon, and that all goes well.

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9 hours ago, NewChiGirl said:

I have to have a revision b/c of GERD and need a hiatal hernia fixed. Waiting on insurance approval. Praying for approval. Best of luck!!

I believe you should be okay. My approval was done in less than 2 weeks.

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On 01/25/2019 at 09:45, beautiful12no said:





I believe you should be okay. My approval was done in less than 2 weeks.


I did an accelerated bariatric program just so they could teach me how to eat and that I have all the knowledge I need for gastric bypass. The surgery is 100% for the GERD and hernia repair. I’m in Illinois and they’re saying BCBS is taking up to 8 weeks!!

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I did an accelerated bariatric program just so they could teach me how to eat and that I have all the knowledge I need for gastric bypass. The surgery is 100% for the GERD and hernia repair. I’m in Illinois and they’re saying BCBS is taking up to 8 weeks!!
I have Aetna open access.

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Funny how insurances vary in their outlook, some are easy to work with, others deny everything they possibly can. And some you have to stifle the urge to strangle each and every one of them!👼or👹

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On 01/28/2019 at 00:08, Frustr8 said:

Funny how insurances vary in their outlook, some are easy to work with, others deny everything they possibly can. And some you have to stifle the urge to strangle each and every one of them!👼or👹
It is very strange. Everyone I talked to on BariatricPal has said once their doctor put in “medically necessary” the insurance providers approved. My insurance coordinator said once they see bariatric surgery they default under the rules of their bariatric requirements even though the revision isn’t for weight loss but GERD

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Of course hernia repair is " Medically necessary!" do they honestly think it is a vanity or cosmetic Procedure? Our premiums in but no money and approval coming,out. I wish insurance companies were not a profit- making entity, they should be merely a clearinghouse for us all, not playing with our lives.! Universal health care isn't perfect but it would remove the stingers from these wasps of finance once and for all!

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I had severe reflux pre-op, after getting RNY and the hiatel hernia repaired, no issues with reflux at all.

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Wooohoooo!!!! Found out this afternoon I was approved for surgery!!

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