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I started the gastric bypass process End of April after choking to death on a salad. Who wants to die from a salad. After getting scheduled for exploratory scope foubd out I had a " monster size hienal hernia " per my dr and was scheduled 2 weeks later due to surgery schedules to have it fixed. While waiting for surgery I got dr approval from my primary and all test required by my insurance. The lab work was the hardest to schedule of all things due to limited appointments. This included the Psychiatric Evaluation.

Once I healed from liproscopic surgery, I was seen for pre-op consultation. And scheduled July 14th for Gastric Sleeve. With liquids starting week of. My insurance was Ameriben and my retainer fee for final surgery was 3500. My out of pocket for hernia surgery which was done first was 800 as our family has met deductible for year, just to give you an idea of cost. Dr requires upfront payment and they refund what is left over. My actual cost per insurance should be about 2000.

My Dr. Was Dr. John Debarros a d he us awesome [emoji108]. He is in phoenix, AZ area with WLIA Arizona.

Everyone is different but my journey so far has be pain free and a wonderful experience.

I did not have to do dietian counseling or wait a period of time to get going. But, that said it depends mostly on your insurance.

Stay tuned for part two.

I follow people on tic tok who have had surgery and they offer great tips like the no drinking 30 mins before and after, small sips, genpro as a Protein option that's tasteless and being patient with scale one day to next.

I'm fully stocked on sugar free Jello, Popsicles and pudding. Premier shakes my fav. And Pro20 waters as protein options as well as Better than Boullon broth in beef, chicken and vegetable.

CW 236 at 5'5

Stay tuned.[emoji16]

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Congratulations on your upcoming surgery! Wishing you lots of luck. I am also having my VSG this month on the 26th. I have been getting tips from people on YouTube, there are great videos there, too.

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Hi I'm in AZ too and am looking for more people local on social media (IG happilylacey)

I'm in pre-op too, have finished all my pre-op hoops except two more appts and insurance clearance. I am going through the Dignity Health Weight Loss Center in Gilbert. So far so good, they had a roadmap for me to follow and have made it pretty easy so far.

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