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3 weeks!
I was called on 8/19 and my surgery is 9/10.

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3 minutes ago, Bon Bon Jovi said:

Awesome! Which procedure are you having?

Gastric Bypass.

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Just now, Bon Bon Jovi said:

Cool. Its gonna be awesome. Congrats!

Thanks you! I’m excited 😊

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My surgeon gave me my surgery date first. 2 weeks later, I was approved by insurance. my surgery date is September 28th.

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I saw the surgeon in December of 2018. There are requirements I had to meet like weight tracking, approval of primary care doctor, psychiatric approval, classes and appointments with a dietician. My surgery was finally scheduled for April of 2019. Then I got Bacterial Pneumonia and Sepsis most likely due to aspirating food caused by my upper respiratory blockage. So I spent 3 weeks in an induced coma in intensive care, 1 week in transition in the hospital and 3 weeks in rehab. My primary care doctor wouldn't approve me for surgery until after a year. I was scheduled for June of 2020 but then COVID hit and surgeries were cancelled. I was again scheduled for July 6th, my birthday and I made the mistake of continuing hormone replacement therapy so I had to stop it and wait another month. I finally had my surgery on August 3rd. No regrets.

Just thought you guys would get a chuckle out of my journey.

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1 minute ago, Addicted said:

I saw the surgeon in December of 2018. There are requirements I had to meet like weight tracking, approval of primary care doctor, psychiatric approval, classes and appointments with a dietician. My surgery was finally scheduled for April of 2019. Then I got Bacterial Pneumonia and Sepsis most likely due to aspirating food caused by my upper respiratory blockage. So I spent 3 weeks in an induced coma in intensive care, 1 week in transition in the hospital and 3 weeks in rehab. My primary care doctor wouldn't approve me for surgery until after a year. I was scheduled for June of 2020 but then COVID hit and surgeries were cancelled. I was again scheduled for July 6th, my birthday and I made the mistake of continuing hormone replacement therapy so I had to stop it and wait another month. I finally had my surgery on August 3rd. No regrets.

Just thought you guys would get a chuckle out of my journey.

Damn... Thats some bad luck. Good on ya for staying the course. Glad to hear you were finally able to get it done!

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My insurance never approved me. I had to take money out of my retirement but to me it was worth it.

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One month, but my surgeon was on vacation for two of those weeks.

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After I did a 4 month mandatory program, my insurance approved it after 1 day. I am scheduled for Sept 10th due to having to wait for time off to be approved for work.

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2 weeks. I spoke with my surgeon to have it ASAP.

Approval August 4 and surgery date was August 19th.

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Anyone from Massachusetts have a quick surgery date scheduled? I had my initial appointment with the surgeon yesterday and they told me at least 6 months. My insurance does not have any requirements so I can't understand why it is so long

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