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I had the band in 2010, revision to sleeve in 2014 due to major band slip (couldn’t even drink Water with empty band), and now having acid reflux and weight gain following a hysterectomy in 2016 and looking for options to revise again. Anyone else have a similar situation and any success with insurance approval?

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RNY I just had my first surgery though and besides some pain I'm doing well

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With the fact that you have gerd the dr should be able to get approval for the revision I have only had the Vsg and preparing to revise to bypass. Gerd is my issue as well.

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Hello I was banded and had it removed in July and went to the doctor for my last nutrition visit and paper work was sent to insurance company (Highmark BCBS) and I was approved the next day. Talking about fast service! I could just hug my nurse and medical assistant. The whole team has been awesome! So now patiently waiting for appointment on the 22nd of this month and then I have another one on the 27th and my surgery date is set for December 10th. I am scared and excited all in one!

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On 11/7/2019 at 10:56 PM, SlimChickadee said:

Hello I was banded and had it removed in July and went to the doctor for my last nutrition visit and paper work was sent to insurance company (Highmark BCBS) and I was approved the next day. Talking about fast service! I could just hug my nurse and medical assistant. The whole team has been awesome! So now patiently waiting for appointment on the 22nd of this month and then I have another one on the 27th and my surgery date is set for December 10th. I am scared and excited all in one!

I have highmark as well! I have my apt with my surgeon June 15th to see if he will approve me to have the surgery. They really approved it that fast ? Did you have any regain after the sleeve as well?

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I am so sorry I missed all of your questions, I had a graduate Friday and she was the last of our babies to graduate and have been busy planning for her special day! Yes, it was that fast! Highmark was great, I had made my deduction the year and did not have to pay anything out of pocket except for a few small and I mean very small bills! Yes, after the lapband, I gained most of my weight back I was at 298 before being banded and at 289.9 the day of surgery for the RNY!

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