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I’m kind of worried I won’t get approved.I’ve been trying to get this surgery for two years.The only problem is that I’m underage. Two years ago I was accepted into a bariatric surgery program at a children’s hospital, but my insurance wouldn’t approve because it was in the next state over. (We were desperate because I had got diagnosed with high blood pressure)My mom and I were basically told to change my insurance to Horizon NJ Health because they have programs as well.We had to wait about a year for me to change it and get my card. Then, for me to be accepted into a program I had to be 15. I’m turning 16 in a few months. I’ve saw an endocrinologist,participated in a fitness/weight program, and tried diet and exercise on my own( my mom even hired a personal trainer for me). All of that has occurred in the past 3 years yet nothing has worked long term.My surgeon that I went to a consultation for today had accepted me into the program but had told me and my mom that my insurance won’t let me get surgery until or because I am not 18 years old. I’m not complaining, because I understand I am young but I have 4 co-morbidities ,I’ve been on high blood pressure medication since I was 13,and I’ve had sleep apnea since I was 5. My surgeon ordered an xray that will show if my bones have stopped growing or not. He said once I have completed everything required he will try. Its just confusing because there are programs that are for 15 to 18 year olds.I’m happy to be going through with the program but I don’t want to be disappointed.

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If your doctor supports this for you hopefully your insurance will go along. Wishing you the best! When will you find out?

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1 hour ago, Circlesis said:

If your doctor supports this for you hopefully your insurance will go along. Wishing you the best! When will you find out?

Thank you so much!I really really hope so.I mean my BMI is a 49... and the program my surgeon offers is three months so I guess in December hopefully

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