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So I am right around the 40 bmi cut off. I have been doing my research on all of this, and am looking for more and all possibilities on what could prevent you from getting approved? Like do you need to stay above a 40 bmi up until your surgery? Or just show your nutritionist or surgeon you were at a 40 bmi at least once seeing them? Any and all other possibilities are appreciated to hear about as well. Thanks

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Once you have your first surgeons consultation, your weight will be recorded. They will encourage you to diet and lose weight in preparation for surgery. It isn't common for people to be disqualified for losing weight prior to surgery. A restrictive liquid diet will produce great results. Losing weight will make your surgery quicker and safer since the liver's size will decrease. Also, some insurance plans approve at 35 BMI with a condition such as acid reflux, diabetes, or high blood pressure.

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I'm just above the 40BMI and was concerned about this as well. My Patient Coordinator said the same as California Guy. My first appointment with my Surgeon was after my 6-months of documented loss with my PCP. Just to ensure it wouldn't be an issue- I've stayed at the same BMI; as soon as I'm approved, I will lose all I can to shrink my liver to have the best opportunity for a smooth surgery.

Best of luck to you!!

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