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Hi-
I had gastric bypass in 2016. Lost 100lbs. Since then, I’ve gained 60 of that weight. I have an appt in couple of weeks for a revision. From what I’ve looked, they do an endoscopic revision and it’s a 15 min procedure.
My question is- do we have to wait the 6 months that we did for the original gastric (per insurance) or will this not be that long of a wait?

How much have you lost since the revision?

Thanks everyone!

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It totally will depend on how your surgeon explains the need for the revision during the insurance submission and if your insurance requires the waiting period matter what.

Call your insurance a d ask where you can find the information on Bariatric revision surgery. If possible ask for it in writing. Also find out if that particular revision procedure is covered.

Good Luck ❤️

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On 1/27/2021 at 12:36 PM, pattyoj said:

Hi-
I had gastric bypass in 2016. Lost 100lbs. Since then, I’ve gained 60 of that weight. I have an appt in couple of weeks for a revision. From what I’ve looked, they do an endoscopic revision and it’s a 15 min procedure.
My question is- do we have to wait the 6 months that we did for the original gastric (per insurance) or will this not be that long of a wait?

How much have you lost since the revision?

Thanks everyone!

I'm scheduled for a surgical revision on March 16. My docs (weight loss clinic) do not recommend the endoscopic procedure. As they put it - its like a bandaid on a gaping wound - it helps a little but not worth the effort to open the package and put it on.

Good luck!

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If you don’t mind me asking, what is the reason for the revision? I am a rny patient. 6 yrs out. I had lost 170 pounds and now have regain 50. This puts me 100 from my goal weight. I am hoping a revision would jumpstart my weight loss again and help me reach my goal weight.

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I had my original bypass Nov 2009. Lost well, but regained it all. Since 2009 procedures and best practices have changed, so my surgeon updated my ..situation... to industry standard plus further distallized my anastamosis to allow for some Mal absorption again to get the weight back off.

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On 3/24/2021 at 10:54 AM, Tina Leo said:

I had my original bypass Nov 2009. Lost well, but regained it all. Since 2009 procedures and best practices have changed, so my surgeon updated my ..situation... to industry standard plus further distallized my anastamosis to allow for some Mal absorption again to get the weight back off.

How are things going ?

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