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I have a BMI of 32. I have called a few places in my state (Utah) and they all say I need to have a BMI of 35 or higher. I know that I will have to pay out of pocket, but I am having a hard time finding somewhere that will do the surgery for a sleeve with BMI 32. Where have you had your surgeries?

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4 hours ago, MsMocie said:

You can have the surgery if you have BMI 30 or higher with cormodities. Most out of pocket surgerons will not decline as long as you are not a health risk patient.

I had mine in Europe. 5000 euros

The places I called around here will only do 35-40 bmi with certain health issues or 40 bmi + without other health issues. I think I will have to go out of state.

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29 minutes ago, Boymama said:

The places I called around here will only do 35-40 bmi with certain health issues or 40 bmi + without other health issues. I think I will have to go out of state.

that's pretty common in the US, so I'm not sure if going out of state will help or not. But it'd be worth checking. Maybe Mexico?

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1 hour ago, catwoman7 said:

that's pretty common in the US, so I'm not sure if going out of state will help or not. But it'd be worth checking. Maybe Mexico?

Do you know anyone that has surgery in Mexico? I am really contemplating México, but I am nervous.

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3 minutes ago, Boymama said:

I don't personally know anyone who has done it in Mexico, but there seem to be several people on this site who have. Hopefully some of them will chime in. There are some good surgeons in Mexico, but you have to do your research to make sure you get a really good one.

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8 hours ago, Boymama said:

I have a BMI of 32. I have called a few places in my state (Utah) and they all say I need to have a BMI of 35 or higher. I know that I will have to pay out of pocket, but I am having a hard time finding somewhere that will do the surgery for a sleeve with BMI 32. Where have you had your surgeries?

31 bmi 14k out of pocket. Sleeved in the states.

Mexico you can have it done with a low bmi and cash. I know Beliteweight is where i was going to go.

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19 minutes ago, BayougirlMrsS said:

31 bmi 14k out of pocket. Sleeved in the states.

Mexico you can have it done with a low bmi and cash. I know BeLiteWeight is where i was going to go.

Where did you end up going in the states? Why did you decide not to go to Mexico?

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1 hour ago, Boymama said:

Where did you end up going in the states? Why did you decide not to go to Mexico?

i just sent you a pm

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You can get an endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty in Cary, NC with a bmi of 30. Cost is $10k. I suggest you look into it. I'm 3.5 months post procedure and have lost 40 pounds. My starting bmi was 30.4 and now I'm 24. Google True You Weight Loss for more info. MD is Dr. Christopher McGowan.

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Blossom Bariatrics in Las Vegas will move forward with BMI of 30. I’ve heard great things so fingers crossed! I’m paying $6800 + my flights. Scheduled for 11/25 😬. Excited and nervous all at the same time.

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4 hours ago, Motivated Monday said:

Blossom Bariatrics in Las Vegas will move forward with BMI of 30. I’ve heard great things so fingers crossed! I’m paying $6800 + my flights. Scheduled for 11/25 😬. Excited and nervous all at the same time.

Woohoo!! So excited for you! I called Blossom and they don’t take my insurance so it was actually going to cost $15,500 out of pocket! That’s awesome that they will take your insurance! Can’t wait to hear how it goes!! Keep me posted!

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6 hours ago, km13118 said:

You can get an endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty in Cary, NC with a bmi of 30. Cost is $10k. I suggest you look into it. I'm 3.5 months post procedure and have lost 40 pounds. My starting bmi was 30.4 and now I'm 24. Google True You Weight Loss for more info. MD is Dr. Christopher McGowan.

Congratulations!! That is awesome that you have lost 40 pounds already!! I will look into this too! Thank you

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My BMI is 31 and my insurance won't cover the surgery. I was really looking into just doing out-of-pocket somewhere here in the states (Blossom quoted me $15K, my local hospital wouldn't even consider me without insurance EVEN with evidence of payment--shrug). I ended up going with Pompeii Surgical in Mexico and I'm scheduled for Nov 30th. Go to the "Mexico" forums to get a lot of feedback and suggestions. I looked into 3 places in Mexico and settled on this one because of the resort & spa vs a hotel room. I am nervous in general but felt like a beachside spa with several massages would help calm my nerves.

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On 10/5/2020 at 9:03 PM, Motivated Monday said:

Blossom Bariatrics in Las Vegas will move forward with BMI of 30. I’ve heard great things so fingers crossed! I’m paying $6800 + my flights. Scheduled for 11/25 😬. Excited and nervous all at the same time.

I'm a few weeks before you at Blossom - on the 14th. I fly out a week from tomorrow. It's getting real now!

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Blossom Bariatrics in Las Vegas will move forward with BMI of 30. I’ve heard great things so fingers crossed! I’m paying $6800 + my flights. Scheduled for 11/25 [emoji51]. Excited and nervous all at the same time.
I leave in a week for Blossom and a bit nervous. Would love to hear about your experience with them. Any advice?

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