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Hi! I don't know if this has all ready been asked or answered but I'm new to the site. I'm looking to have the sleeve surgery done with my Medicare being my only insurance. I'm looking to find out what is the waiting time, what may be my out of pocket portion and what test does Medicare require? I'm in Georgia. Thank in advance :)

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I have Medicare and was sleeved 10 weeks ago.

I had to do:

1. 5 nutrition appts-first one immediately and one each month for 4 months

2. Ekg

3. Bloodwork

4. Physc evaluation

5. Upper GI, some do endoscopy, but I had one recent to my surgery.

I also had to take several classes along with seminar, meet the surgeon and pre-OP appt.

It took me almost 8 months, but only costs $250 and no cost for the nutrition appts.

Good luck!

Edited by gabybab

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I am in the same boat of only having medicare as my only insurance. I had my initial appointment with surgeon. Then I had an endoscope, ultrasound, doctor approval letter and nutrition class. Last but not least my Phyic Evaluation in which results were given on Jun 12th and now waiting for them to send information to Surgeon. So far I have paid facility copay, doctor, copay for all tests and for antistisia. So far about $120.00 so next will be the surgery. So hopefully not to much. In Tennessee.

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