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Just had my VSG done in Vegas. Great experience. Called them 3 weeks ago and I was scheduled right away. They do all the labs the day before surgery. Everyone is very nice. My first post so hope it is helpful.

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I loved them, actually. I had Dr. Sakata do my surgery (she also removed my gallbladder a month later!!), and they are really great.

I enjoyed that it was outpatient, as well. Felt like I had way more freedom, and the IV therapy afterwards definitely does make you feel like you can get up and start walking around on your own right after (please still have someone with you, lol).

Congratulations on the start of your journey! ❤️

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Thank you. I had Matt Apel do my surgery actually. He was great. Loved the Iv therapy. Will definitely get another round when I get home to Virginia. Walked all over Vegas yesterday just a day after surgery.

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1 hour ago, ttrout870 said:

Thank you. I had Matt Apel do my surgery actually. He was great. Loved the Iv therapy. Will definitely get another round when I get home to Virginia. Walked all over Vegas yesterday just a day after surgery.

Forgive my ignorance here, but what type of IV therapy is this? My surgery is next month and you both sound like IV therapy was a great help!

Congratulations, Glad YOU are DOING GREAT! ...and Thanks!

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It replenishes you’re fluids. Since you’re not really eating or drinking much that day. They also added a little something for nausea.

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7 hours ago, ttrout870 said:

Just had my VSG done in Vegas. Great experience. Called them 3 weeks ago and I was scheduled right away. They do all the labs the day before surgery. Everyone is very nice. My first post so hope it is helpful.

What’s the center called and how much did you pay for your surgery? I am in contact with a weight loss agency who gave me Dr. Bernie Hanna info in LV NV.

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9 hours ago, Ikram said:

What’s the center called and how much did you pay for your surgery? I am in contact with a weight loss agency who gave me Dr. Bernie Hanna info in LV NV.

Blossom Bariatrics. I paid 15,000 for my surgery, but if you have insurance, it's usually about $6,500-ish. Look up their fast track program. They provide drivers, hotel, testing, surgery, and iv therapy. There is other stuff, too, but I can't remember off the top of my head, but they're all fantastic and great to work with.

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38 minutes ago, Sammi_Katt said:

Blossom Bariatrics. I paid 15,000 for my surgery, but if you have insurance, it's usually about $6,500-ish. Look up their fast track program. They provide drivers, hotel, testing, surgery, and iv therapy. There is other stuff, too, but I can't remember off the top of my head, but they're all fantastic and great to work with.

This is going to be all out of pocket :( cause I don’t have any health problems and I’ve already lost some weight on my own used to be 264lbs and now went down to 189lbs had a baby and now I’m 209lbs. I don’t think I would qualify through any insurance but currently have medical

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I’m scheduled there for my surgery on 3/6. I have insurance (excludes WLS) and I am paying 10k out of pocket. I’m hoping this is the best money I ever spent.

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1 hour ago, Pansypicker said:

I’m scheduled there for my surgery on 3/6. I have insurance (excludes WLS) and I am paying 10k out of pocket. I’m hoping this is the best money I ever spent.

You will definitely enjoy the experience with this group. I’m 3 days post op so I’m not in a position to speak on results yet but I am happy that I went through with it.

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@Sammi_Katt With insurance having so many requirements, how did you get approval so fast?

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On 4/25/2020 at 9:26 AM, MVK said:

@Sammi_Katt With insurance having so many requirements, how did you get approval so fast?

I paid out of pocket. I don't have insurance at all, and I saved up for a while. They have options for financing, too, if you need to get a loan or anything.

I was basically able to call them and tell them I wanted the surgery, they did their preliminary tests on me, and I was good to go.

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Gotcha. Is it true that if you have a complication, insurance won’t cover you if it’s related to a procedure that you paid for out of pocket?

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3 hours ago, MVK said:

Gotcha. Is it true that if you have a complication, insurance won’t cover you if it’s related to a procedure that you paid for out of pocket?

Honestly, I'm not sure. I have NO insurance... AND I had a complication (my gallbladder failed three weeks out and I had been in and out of the hospital until we figured it out). I'm sorry I can't be more helpful, but I would suggest maybe asking your insurance? They should be able to tell you, and I'm sure it's dependent on the company.

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