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Who has a March Surgery Date and when were you approved by your insurance if you are going through insurance.

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My surgery date is March 19th and I got my insurance approval yesterday Feb 19, 6 working days after submission of all my paperwork!!!! Aetna HCA.

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Surgery 3/11/20, approval rec’d mid January but surgeon was booked out and a conference thrown in, as well. I’ve been working on exercise and better habits in the meantime. Cannot wait!!!😃

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My sleevesurgery is 3/6. I am traveling to Las Vegas as a self pay. My insurance does not cover WLS. I am starting the pre-op diet tomorrow. So its starting to get real for me. It's honestly all I think about. Hard to concentrate at work. Super excited though!!

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March 10th revision from vbg to rny for me.

Best of luck to all!

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Me too. My surgery date is March 30. Seems like forever away. Good luck to all of us March babies! And everyone else. Don’t want to be selfish. Lol

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Hi fellow RNYs! My date is March 17th and I was approved in January. I probably could have had it in February, but they couldn't catch up with me. BCBS-Fed.

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March 10th for me!

My insurance gave my surgery coordinator the authorization code the same day they faxed my compliance paperwork. Moda Insurance.

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FYI, I found in Amazon a Medical Alert card for bariatric patients. It asks Restaurants to allow us to order from a kids menu or lunch menu because of our stomach size. I’m having surgery next week, so it’ll be a while before using it. It lists on Amazon which Restaurants they know will accept it, although others may as well. It’s $5-$10.

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My date was 3/11 but I was self pay. However, insurance paid for the hiatal hernia repair.

Regarding the medical card, I had a sleeve in 2013 and have been ordering from kid’s menus ever since. No one has ever questioned it. It’s possible to you may never run in to this problem but I guess it doesn’t hurt to get the card anyway. Just wanted to put that tidbit of info out there.

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Had a one anastomosis gastric bypass March 16th on the NHS in the UK.

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On 2/20/2020 at 9:17 AM, Lily66 said:

Surgery 3/11/20, approval rec’d mid January but surgeon was booked out and a conference thrown in, as well. I’ve been working on exercise and better habits in the meantime. Cannot wait!!!😃

I also had my surgery on March 11. How are you doing?? I managed to eek by before the pandemic took over. One more day and my surgery would have been cancelled.

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