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I lost below 40 BMI but I had comorbidities so I didn't worry as long as I didn't go under 35 BMI

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30 minutes ago, GradyCat said:

I lost below 40 BMI but I had comorbidities so I didn't worry as long as I didn't go under 35 BMI

Same here. Once the surgery was approved, it was a "go" even though there was weight loss on the pre-op diet. My insurance (BCBS) did not monitor after the approval.

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I am a 35.6 now and my final weigh in tues. I was concerned too and asked my surgeons office the same question. I have bcbs too. They told me as long as i am 35 bmi on final weigh in I am good and not to worry on the liquid diet part it doesnt matter then. Its like a juggeling act.

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Usually, once you are approved for WLS, you are in. That was a concern with one of my coworkers as well. However, we both have Kaiser and they told us once you are approved, you can have the surgery even if you want to wait for a year to have it. They will not kick us off the program. It was our choice. They want us to be fully ready for the surgery.

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Depends on your insurance requirements and surgeon’s requirements. Make sure you understand both.
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I lost below 40 BMI but I had comorbidities so I didn't worry as long as I didn't go under 35 BMI
I am 37 BMI with comorbites

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Thank you all for the question and responses, I was thinking the same thing. I did the liver shrinking diet prior to lapband removal, I have lost and at a 40 BMI. I do have co-morbidities as well. I was wondering as well the what if. I still have 4 more visits w/dietitian. How long after removal of lapband did anyone have the revision to GBP? I was told 3 mths and my doctor has said 6mths. I was hoping to have it done before the year is up d/t paying a very very high co-payment for lap-band removal.

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