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Cjbetty congratulations!! So how long after the Options class did you get your surgery date? What kaiser area are you located?

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Hey Kaiser crew, lol. I'm now surgery approved and called to get my date this morning for January and was advised to wait until November for my date. Kaiser doesn't book 4 months in advance, only 2 max. The scheduler was also able to answer a few questions for me. The surgeons generally have 5 surgeries a day, the bypass being first then up to 4 sleeves. My surgeon is the Chief of the Bariatric surgeons and etc., the sleeve w/o complications takes about 30-45 minutes. He does answer his emails , so any questions missed during our appointment he will answer via email.

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Thanks jaymmee I am located in Southern California and it was approximately 2 months BUT only because my psych had recently changed my medication and put a one month hold on my case but they were on top of everything. I forgot to call once the hold was up so by the time I did call they literally set me up for right away. I saw my surgeon and the next day his scheduler called me even though he had me loose 20 pounds. He had something for 3 weeks but I knew I wasn’t going to meet the goal so I pushed it back another 4-5 weeks. It has been great working with them because they’re on top of everything and made everything so easy for me. I work in healthcare (insurance billing) so I was ready to fight if necessary and it has been the complete opposite.

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10 minutes ago, cjbetty said:

Congrats krimsonbutterflies I’m so excited for you!! One step closer so don’t give up 🙂

Thank you...are you excited? I'm going to have to stay really focused on my goals and not get cocky, I can't gain weight.

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Remember this is a life altering surgery that can go wrong from day one to 10 years post op. Kaiser being so big if you don’t get a good feeling on the surgeons in your area Kaiser being big you can see a doctor that makes you comfortable from another area / region the classes will go by quickly

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