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Hi everyone. I had an appointment with my primary doctor today, and she agreed that bariatric surgery is something I should pursue, especially since insurance will cover almost all of it. She said that she wants me to talk to the doctor about the duodenal switch surgery, as she feels it would benefit me the most. The surgeon's office at my hospital said I have to either go to their seminar or watch their video and do their quizzes online before I can make an appointment. I finished those today and now they are supposed to call within 48 hours to schedule the appointment. I'm excited by nervous at the same time.

Vicky

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Welcome and good luck on your journey. Make sure to check with your insurance on what types of WLS they cover.

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congrats !!!! you are in for an exciting time..... Keep us posted.....

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20 minutes ago, Uomograsso said:

Welcome and good luck on your journey. Make sure to check with your insurance on what types of WLS they cover.

I just checked and they cover Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve, and Duodenal Switch.

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duodenal switch seems like overkill given that you only have 100 lbs to lose, but see what the bariatric surgeon says. Some will do it when you're that weight.

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7 minutes ago, catwoman7 said:

duodenal switch seems like overkill given that you only have 100 lbs to lose, but see what the bariatric surgeon says. Some will do it when you're that weight.

She recommended that I talk to the surgeon because my BMI is 43 and while I am prediabetic, my father has diabetes bad. Also, the 100 lbs is me being realistic. At my height, I should weigh between 110 to 140 lbs is what she said.

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1 minute ago, GrungeGrownUp said:

She recommended that I talk to the surgeon because my BMI is 43 and while I am prediabetic, my father has diabetes bad. Also, the 100 lbs is me being realistic. At my height, I should weigh between 110 to 140 lbs is what she said.

the bariatric surgeon will recommend something....he/she may be fine with DS. It's just that it seems that most people who have DS are 300+ lbs (and some way over that). But I did know one lighter-weight person who had it, so who knows...

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