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Okay I finally received my coverage booklet and I do not see Bariatric services under Excluded and Exemptions. So I am assuming that Bariatric Surgery is covered. They only have two things you need to qualify: BMI 40 and take part in nutrition program. I am so excited can’t wait until my first meeting with the Dr. on Jan.21, 2021. I pray everything goes smoothly.

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Okay I finally received my coverage booklet and I do not see Bariatric services under Excluded and Exemptions. So I am assuming that Bariatric Surgery is covered. They only have two things you need to qualify: BMI 40 and take part in nutrition program. I am so excited can’t wait until my first meeting with the Dr. on Jan.21, 2021. I pray everything goes smoothly.

Happy for you... Making that first appointment is so exciting!

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Congratulations.

Do your research on all the surgical options. Understand each surgery, the positives and negatives, the post-op plans, and why each surgery is or is not for you.

Do it again, this time pay special attention to horror stories. They could happen to you. What would you do if it happened to you?

Make sure you understand your surgeon's plan. This plan is for the rest of your life, so you need to ask yourself: Is it sustainable. Be honest.

Listen to your surgeon. LISTEN. Make sure you understand. You are your best advocate, so challenge the Doc. Ask questions about complication rates. Ask about the plan: Why this plan? Why this way? What are the underlying principles.

This may sound like a lot, and it is. We're talking about a life changing decision.

You won't have a problem hearing the good news. Focus on the bad news. Make sure you understand the bad news, and prepare for the bad news.

Good luck.

Tek

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