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15 hours ago, danielleleigh90 said:

Where are you from?

I am in Florida

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8 minutes ago, Thenewguy said:

I am in Florida

That's interesting, I just never heard of it. But anyway, the BEST of luck!

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1 minute ago, danielleleigh90 said:

That's interesting, I just never heard of it. But anyway, the BEST of luck!

The hospital where I am having the procedure done has its own health club and you get a free membership after the Dr clears you for surgery.

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1 minute ago, Thenewguy said:

The hospital where I am having the procedure done has its own health club and you get a free membership after the Dr clears you for surgery.

That's BOMB. The place I'm going is a learning hospital, nothing special. My mom went there when she had the rny so I know they're good.

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On 1/7/2020 at 12:28 PM, danielleleigh90 said:

I feel the same way!!!! My insurance doesn't require a waiting period either and I'm toooo excited! I'm kinda disappointed that the soonest psych appointment is March 3rd, so my paperwork will have to wait to be submitted til then..but I'm excited and I hope it all goes well! Good luck to you!!!!

keep calling them and see if they have any cancellations 🙂

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That's a good thing. Good luck on your weight loss journey.

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8 minutes ago, glannin said:

keep calling them and see if they have any cancellations 🙂

I'm definitely going to lol! Originally it was 3/31. But I called & they had a cancellation of 3/3.

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My process was extremely short as I was private pay as well maybe three weeks. My surgeon did not require as many steps as yours... I think it’s OK fast is good I pondered on the surgery for years. I do not regret a single penny or a single moment. Best of luck to you.

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On 1/7/2020 at 9:26 AM, Thenewguy said:

I have have been waiting for almost a year for this process to start. I had my first appointment with my surgeon on January 2nd and it went well. My doctor has scheduled the following appointments.

01/28/2020 Physiological Evaluation

02/03/2020 Endoscopy

02/06/2020 Nutrition Visit

02/06/2020 Diet Visit

02/12/2020 Exercise Evaluation

02/18/2019 Pre-Op Classes

The insurance coordinator said as soon as I am done with the Exercise Evaluation they will submit to insurance for approval they said this could take from a few hours to a few weeks to get it back. I have Blue Cross I hope the turn around time will be short. Once insurance approves me they said surgery would be scheduled for 3 weeks after the approval. Thankfully my insurance has no waiting time or mandated diet before surgery. Has anyone else had things move this fast? I am not going to lie I am getting nervous/excited at how fast its all going.

I had my first appt in very early Dec and got my psych eval done, endoscopy, cardiac clearance, and surgery on the 18th of the same month. My insurance approved in less than 24 hours.

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I have have been waiting for almost a year for this process to start. I had my first appointment with my surgeon on January 2nd and it went well. My doctor has scheduled the following appointments.
01/28/2020 Physiological Evaluation
02/03/2020 Endoscopy
02/06/2020 Nutrition Visit
02/06/2020 Diet Visit
02/12/2020 Exercise Evaluation
02/18/2019 Pre-Op Classes
The insurance coordinator said as soon as I am done with the Exercise Evaluation they will submit to insurance for approval they said this could take from a few hours to a few weeks to get it back. I have Blue Cross I hope the turn around time will be short. Once insurance approves me they said surgery would be scheduled for 3 weeks after the approval. Thankfully my insurance has no waiting time or mandated diet before surgery. Has anyone else had things move this fast? I am not going to lie I am getting nervous/excited at how fast its all going.



Wow! I have BCBS insurance too, but may not be the same plan as yours. One day was the turnaround time on approval for me. Wishing you the best!!

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2 hours ago, ChrisXStitcher said:


I really hope that once they send it for approval it comes back fast. My plan has no requirements other than a BMI of over 40 or over 35 with health issues. All of these requirements are from the doctor I am going to. I really hope to have this done by the end of February or first part of March.


Wow! I have BCBS insurance too, but may not be the same plan as yours. One day was the turnaround time on approval for me. Wishing you the best!!

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14 hours ago, mary77450 said:

I had my first appt in very early Dec and got my psych eval done, endoscopy, cardiac clearance, and surgery on the 18th of the same month. My insurance approved in less than 24 hours.

How was the endoscopy? I am really freaked out about it.

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I have BCBS and I had to do the 6 months. They did say they have to give a decision within a 15 day period of receiving the paperwork from your doctor. In all honesty, I would not have been ready for this if i didn’t go through the 6 months of preparing myself. I am a week and half post op and it’s very hard even with the long preparation. I would suggest giving yourself a few months to prepare before going into surgery. However, do what’s best for you, you know your body and your mindset!

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21 minutes ago, smb123 said:

I have BCBS and I had to do the 6 months. They did say they have to give a decision within a 15 day period of receiving the paperwork from your doctor. In all honesty, I would not have been ready for this if i didn’t go through the 6 months of preparing myself. I am a week and half post op and it’s very hard even with the long preparation. I would suggest giving yourself a few months to prepare before going into surgery. However, do what’s best for you, you know your body and your mindset!

Thanks for your feedback. What has been the hardest part? How was the pain after surgery?

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