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Hello, has anyone had a surgery date before the insurance approved surgery? I have a surgery date of 2/12 which is Tuesday and I did all the pre test at the hospital but the surgeon is still waiting for approval. I’m so anxious!!!

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Are you prepared to pay for the surgery if it doesn't get approved? I waited until everything was in place and approved before scheduling surgery.

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Good Luck on your Journey! I was self Pay so i did not have to go through all that.

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I got my date before insurance approval and the actual approval came in the day before surgery. That is the way my surgeon does it.

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I had a surgery date before insurance approval. I thought it odd but that’s how they do it. I’m pretty sure they know by experience who’s going to be approved.

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Good Luck!

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I got my date before we had insurance approval. When I asked the scheduler, they told me that they do that when they're confident that they'll get approval and said that if for some reason they're surprised by a denial, they just cancel.

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i had a place holder down before the surgery was approved. when the insurance denied it we just moved it back

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I was given a surgery date 3 months into the 6 month process. They finally submited to insurance on 01/22/19 once I had met all my requirements, and approval came back in good time for my 02/05/19 surgery. These places seem to know what they're doing, don't worry!

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How did surgery go???

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Surgery went well I received final approval the morning of. I’m now on the clear liquid phase. Moving around fine, not too much gas pain which I’m thrilled about.
That's awesome!!!!!

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