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On 1/18/2019 at 6:57 PM, deltagirl93 said:

I was self-pay, so three weeks. I have insurance, but it was going to be a minimum of six months and I knew in advance that I’d probably fail on the weight loss requirements for each month. So I sacrificed and dug deep for $17000. I’d do it all over again. I’ve lost over 120lbs since having surgery on 02/14/2018.

DAAAAANNNNNG! Money Honey!

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On 1/19/2019 at 2:10 PM, Frustr8 said:

Wanna hear from oposite extreme? 3 years and a month nearly.
1st attempt: August 2015-January 2016- Job terminated, no one made me aware my secondary was less stringent and would have covered.
2nd attempt November 2017- February 2018- after every requirement fulfilled Surgeon kicked me to the curb, refusing to do my surgery.
3rd attempt: March 2018- spent 4 months doing further requirements this program required, meeting every month also with Nurse-Practioner. Surgeons pre-exam July 17th 2018, surgery preformed September 5th 2018 at 7AM at OSU- Wexner Medical Center by Bradley J Needleman MD, who I can never stop being grateful to, he took a 72 year old sad dejected and rejected person and helped her into a future of health. And now I work to finish the miracle he started for me, not easy, had some set-backs but I Shall power through to victory, just wait AND see-----
AND THE REST OF MY LIFE SHALL BE THE BEST OF MY LIFE, THIS I VOW! 😛👍😛

I'm sorry you had so many roadblocks! You are so strong.

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Mine was 6 mos, but that was because I was slacking with the pre-op weight loss. I have Cigna. Once I hit the pre-op weight loss and other requirements, my surgery was scheduled within a couple of weeks. I have Cigna.

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33 minutes ago, marismommy1 said:

Mine was 6 mos, but that was because I was slacking with the pre-op weight loss. I have Cigna. Once I hit the pre-op weight loss and other requirements, my surgery was scheduled within a couple of weeks. I have Cigna.

Lucky ducky

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It was 4 months for me, time flew by very fast.

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On 1/16/2019 at 2:55 PM, WeGettingThere said:

Good luck! You got this.

Thank you!!

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Hey All! I wanna know how long it took all of you to get your surgeries.
I'm talking like FIRST doctors appointment to OPERATING ROOM.
Also, what insurance do you guys have? [emoji4]
Looks like my surgery is going to be late March. I submitted an application to the clinic on Dec 18th just to see if they'd accept me into the bariatric program. 4 weeks they did. The next day I saw the surgeon for my first visit. The very next day I had my psych eval. Today (a week after the psych eval) I go to review the psych eval results. Next I have a dietary visit and an exercise therapist visit. Then 2 weeks later I follow up with them then they submit to ins. Voila!

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2 minutes ago, lifeasfaith said:

Looks like my surgery is going to be late March. I submitted an application to the clinic on Dec 18th just to see if they'd accept me into the bariatric program. 4 weeks they did. The next day I saw the surgeon for my first visit. The very next day I had my psych eval. Today (a week after the psych eval) I go to review the psych eval results. Next I have a dietary visit and an exercise therapist visit. Then 2 weeks later I follow up with them then they submit to ins. Voila!

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Dang girl. Looks like you're on the fast track to success! Good luck to you.

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First appt was October 4,2018 surgery is scheduled February 5, 2019. All my requirements were done by thanksgiving. My dr went on vacation in January so it took a little longer to get booked. I have Cigna. They don’t require supervised diet.

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7 minutes ago, ldawn said:

First appt was October 4,2018 surgery is scheduled February 5, 2019. All my requirements were done by thanksgiving. My dr went on vacation in January so it took a little longer to get booked. I have Cigna. They don’t require supervised diet.

I'm noticing alot of folks with Cigna

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First appt was right after thanksgiving with about 6-8 weeks of approval appts. Then I could have scheduled it within a month after that but choose 2 because of some stuff going on I wanted to wait after. Then the Mr broke his ankle and couldn’t drive so I choose to push it back another month until he was functional. All told just about 5 months

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3 minutes ago, RHCD said:

First appt was right after thanksgiving with about 6-8 weeks of approval appts. Then I could have scheduled it within a month after that but choose 2 because of some stuff going on I wanted to wait after. Then the Mr broke his ankle and couldn’t drive so I choose to push it back another month until he was functional. All told just about 5 months

Damn 6-9 weeks for appointments? That's alot.

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On 01/24/2019 at 08:29, WeGettingThere said:





Damn 6-9 weeks for appointments? That's alot.


So the 6-8 weeks included meeting with initial surgeon, then a nutritionist, a psychologist and a physiologist. I also had to do bloodwork. This was all over the time between thanksgiving and New Years so part of the delay was just the normal trying to schedule things year end rush.

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44 minutes ago, RHCD said:
4 hours ago, WeGettingThere said:




Damn 6-9 weeks for appointments? That's alot.

So the 6-8 weeks included meeting with initial surgeon, then a nutritionist, a psychologist and a physiologist. I also had to do bloodwork. This was all over the time between thanksgiving and New Years so part of the delay was just the normal trying to schedule things year end rush.

Ohhhh. I get it now. The holidays are the worse time to expect people to do their jobs.

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May Doctor appointment and surgery February 13th and I changed my mind for about a month or so before I started all the testing for insurance I have bcbs of Alabama once I got everything in it only took 4 days to get approval 

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