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I have completed my insurance company requirements, which include initial consultation, PCP sign off, psych consult, & 2 nutrition visits. I will meet with the surgeon the week of Thanksgiving and then all my info will be sent to the insurance for approval.

How long after everyone’s last surgeon visit did you have to wait before getting a surgery date?

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after I did all that, I had to go through three months of classes, then it was submitted to insurance. It took my insurance company maybe a week or ten days to approve it (although they had up to 30 days to respond). Once they responded, I got my date.

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I had my last visit with the bariatric team was October 23. I had completed everything the insurance required, which included 3 month medically supervised weight loss program, dietician visit, 2 psych sessions, 6 weeks group therapy, vascular surgeon evaluation, endoscope, and monthly mandatory bariatric support group. A couple of days later, I was called to set a “hold date” to get on the surgeon’s schedule pending insurance approval. The soonest I could get at the location I wanted was December 16. Approval came last Friday, just over 2 weeks, so date was finalized.

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I completed my 2 months of nutrition and my psych avail before I met with my surgeon. My initial appointment was this the PA. Saw the surgeon Sept 6th and set up my surgery date of October 11th that same day. My office said they would submit to insurance and didn't anticipate any issues that they would call if there was a problem. I got my insurance letter about a week and half later.

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