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Just had my first appointment last month. They checked my insurance and I’m good to go, however if you’re a UHC person you know all about that exciting 6 month supervised diet thing. They told me all I have to do is weigh in once a month. That’s it. They’re not even asking me to diet. What I’m concerned about is, if UHC sees I’ve gained any weight will they deny my operation? The doctors office seems so nonchalant about it all I’m trying to figure out if it’s really this easy? My BMI is 41 btw.
Hi !! I'm Juleya and completely new to this I'm on the road to get the gastric sleeve and I also have UHC if you dont mind me asking a few questions about the insurance and the process for you I'd greatly appreciate it .

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Actually with uhc you have TWO options.... weigh in with your for 6 months OR you can provide 6 months worth of documentation of a structured diet program that you tried in the last 2 years. I was able to print out 6 months worth of logs from MYFITNESSPAL.

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Hey what is the my fitnesspal??


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Really? That gives me so much hope!! I feel like the 6 months will drag and take forever and it really brings me down sometimes. I just wish I could start my life up again (in a healthier way) sooner than later. I’m in NY - I noticed you said Oxford :). Best of luck to you on your journey!
I am at the end of my six months (which is actually closer to 8 because only after you complete the 6 months do they submit all the paperwork to insurance and you wait for approval) and I felt the same way. "Why can't we just schedule this before I lose my courage!?" But honestly, it goes much faster than you think and you really need time to adjust and learn about life after surgery. It is important to do you research (not saying you haven't) and feel confident that you are ready. For me, I went through the motions. I researched, followed the rules etc etc. But it wasn't until I got the call that insurance approved me that it all clicked. This is really happening and my whole life is about to change. Good luck! I hope everything works out!

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I have been going through medically supervised weight loss programs for two years. Do I have to do six more months?

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