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Hi all! Just joined today. I am just starting the process w Kaiser (south Sacramento) and am hoping to find others that are doing the process (or already have)

My referral was put in this week, and I was told it could take a couple of weeks to receive a call from Bariatrics

Questions I have :

Can I start losing weight NOW while I wait for the call? I’m mentally ready and want to keep my momentum going, but I don’t want to lose , say 10 pounds on my own and show up w a lower BMI and get turned away. Will they use my highest weight (this week the day of my referral was my highest weight EVER).

Will any weight loss now be included in my required pre op weight loss ?

How long did your Kaiser process take ?

Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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Hi all! Just joined today. I am just starting the process w Kaiser (south Sacramento) and am hoping to find others that are doing the process (or already have)

My referral was put in this week, and I was told it could take a couple of weeks to receive a call from Bariatrics

Questions I have :

Can I start losing weight NOW while I wait for the call? I’m mentally ready and want to keep my momentum going, but I don’t want to lose , say 10 pounds on my own and show up w a lower BMI and get turned away. Will they use my highest weight (this week the day of my referral was my highest weight EVER).

Will any weight loss now be included in my required pre op weight loss ?

How long did your Kaiser process take ?

Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Hello,
From elk grove, doing the south sac kaiser. It has taken me a year so far. I wouldn't start losing your weight yet the doctor will give you the goal weight after he approves you for surgery. (That the surgeon for the weightloss) your in for a long road of classes and diet adjustments first. But again I went thru it during covid. Im still waiting surgery date. :(

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Thank you @sasha j ! Did they use your weight from when your PCP referred you or from your first bariatric appointment? My BMI is 41 so I’m worried if I work hard to lose too soon that they’ll tell me I don’t qualify. Seems counterintuitive lol.

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They will go off your first weigh in with the first apt you have with them. Usually with a weightloss coach. Don't start losing weight now. Wait till they give you your goal weight. I have to lose ten lbs by eating their diet plan. It hard.

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Hi there! I am in Sacramento as well, but I work for Sutter and have Sutter insurance. My BMI was 39, so I had tests to see if I had co-morbidities. I had a sleep study to see if I have apnea. I was almost certain I did because I sleep so horribly, wake up frequently, and am tired a lot! (I’m a nurse and single mom though.... that make sense). Ultimately before my next appt I realized I did not have co-morbidities so essentially I had to gain 6 lbs to qualify. I was 0.6 over what I needed to be at that appt. it made it so much easier for me to qualify. It’s important to keep track of that until you’re qualified. After I talked to the nutritionist my doc said he wouldn’t note it if I lost weight since I had already qualified.

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