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I'm going through the process I've been approved by the doctor for the surgery but I'm going to the doctors hes having me go to to be cleared. How long after all that do you have to wait for your surgery date

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If you are going through insurance you may have to do supervised diet that is usually 3-6 months. But if not it just depends on surgeons schedule. My date was three weeks after my last required visit.

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It took me 6 months before my insurance approved me. My surgery was scheduled for 5 weeks after insurance approval. Everyone’s insurance has different requirements. Self-pay is usually much, much quicker.

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My insurance is traditional Medicare. Approval is automatic. I had started the process with a different surgeon a year earlier. I found his office unresponsive, so I changed to a different surgeon. I had my first appointment with him on 4/27 and my surgery was 5/28.

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After I completed the 6 months of supervised nutrition visits along with seeing my PC doc every month, they submitted to my insurance. I was approved about 10 days after.

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