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Seven weeks. But my surgeon was scheduled out for December so... I really didn't have a choice.

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For my VSG it was about a month.

For my VSG to RNY revision 15 days but also took an appeal after denial. The whole process from first file to approval of appeal took 32 days.

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My surgery was scheduled before my doc ever submitted it to insurance for approval. I was nervous about it, but the doc's staff knew what they were doing! Approval came in a few days after it was submitted. I had Aetna.

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One month. Insurance approved my surgery in 4 days, but due to COVID i wasn’t scheduled until 2 days after the hospital started allowing elective surgeries.

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My process was quick, received approval (August 4) from insurance company, two business days after the claim was submitted. The surgeons office contacted me the next day with surgery date options. I’m scheduled for August 31st.

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Once they got my approval, I was scheduled for three months later.. but that’s only because COVID has them so backed up. I have my surgery scheduled for September 15.

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My ins approved my sleeve in feb and I didn’t get scheduled till May . Due to the doctor only doing gastric surgery patients on Wednesdays.

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Week and a half

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I had to wait a 7 weeks because my surgery hospital closed elective surgeries for the month of April... then I was scheduled the third week of May. Would have been WAY sooner if CoVid hadn't struck.

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Hello I got my insurance approval on a Friday and surgery date was set 2 weeks after. Hope this helps. MARYLAND RYN

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On 8/18/2020 at 5:57 PM, Bon Bon Jovi said:

Hi everyone,

How much time was there between the day you got insurance approval to your actual surgery date?

Approval july 31 surgery date aug 28

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Thank you all for the replies. Apparently my insurance requires a 90 day waiting period. I am about halfway there. I've already met my deductible for this year so I was a little worried about getting this done before the end of the year. Sounds like it shouldnt be too much of a problem.

Best of luck to you all. Thanks again for your responses!

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Submitted for approval last week and was approved today, surgery is Monday August 31!! To be honest the surgeon had it scheduled before paper work was ever submitted. It’s all happening so fast I’m pretty nervous.

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On 8/26/2020 at 8:00 PM, Jeff 77 said:

Submitted for approval last week and was approved today, surgery is Monday August 31!! To be honest the surgeon had it scheduled before paper work was ever submitted. It’s all happening so fast I’m pretty nervous.

I bet you are excited. Congratulations!

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