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I am starting my journey soon, and I am wondering about how long it takes to get thru everything and to ur surgery date. I have been told I have to do classes, meet nutritionist, meet surgeon, have and egd, do 30 day liquid diet, and meet with counselor. This all sounds like its going to be like a 6 month time frame. What r others experience with this??

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It depends on your insurance and Bariatrics centers guidelines. My policy did not require the supervised diet for BMI’s over 40. I started my process on June 23 and surgery is tomorrow, so a little over two months. There are plus’ and minus’ for an accelerated process though.

My process included; an interest seminar, consultation with surgeon, psych evaluation, abdominal ultrasound, clearance by my primary care physician, EGD, EKG, blood work, dietician consult, pre-op surgery class, and final pre-op visit with surgeon.

Good luck!

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Well it depends if your insurance has a weight management program requirement. They made me do a 6 month weight management program, but some insurance only requires a 3 month program while others don't require one at all. My surgeons office was also booked out so my whole WLS journey took 8 months from the first appointment to my surgery date. It's worth it though!

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I started the process in June and had surgery Thursday. My insurance did not require a supervised diet and I was able to skip the sleep doctor. I had to do three nutritionist appointments, psych, EKG, gastroenterology and tons of bloodwork.

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I had to do a six-month supervised diet, but I did that before i formally joined the program (my insurance would accept it as long as it was done within the previous two years, so I was fine with getting it knocked out ahead of time). So with that requirement out of the way, I started my program in January and could have had the surgery in March (after I finished the other requirements - classes, sleep study, stress test, EKG, etc) -- but because I worked in academia, my supervisor wanted me to wait until the school year was over to have it - so I waited until June. But otherwise, I could have had it done three months after I started the program (since I did the six-month thing ahead of time)

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It depends on your insurance and Bariatrics centers guidelines. My policy did not require the supervised diet for BMI’s over 40. I started my process on June 23 and surgery is tomorrow, so a little over two months. There are plus’ and minus’ for an accelerated process though.
My process included; an interest seminar, consultation with surgeon, psych evaluation, abdominal ultrasound, clearance by my primary care physician, EGD, EKG, blood work, dietician consult, pre-op surgery class, and final pre-op visit with surgeon.
Good luck!
I have to go thru most of all that to but with my work schedule and time off its going to take to do all these appointments I was thinking at least 4 to 6 months. I have to have pto for it to be paid time. Thats alot of appointments and then the time off work for recovery. Good luck with ur surgery

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