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Everything is complete. Insurance approved. Now I have to wait for the freaking hospitals to allow elective surgery. I am having my Hiatal Hernia repaired and a RNY. I am ready to goooooooo.

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43 minutes ago, Jjsdrm1021 said:

Everything is complete. Insurance approved. Now I have to wait for the freaking hospitals to allow elective surgery. I am having my Hiatal Hernia repaired and a RNY. I am ready to goooooooo.

I don't know about you but I was incredibly surprised how easy Tricare approved my surgery. I was expecting a hassle from them.

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It took less than 5 days for them to approve. I had to do 3 months of check-ins, and show a little weight loss. Now if they would allow elective surgeries here in Jacksonville, Fl.

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Mine took a couple days as well. Luckily up here in South Jersey the surgeries are still going on and Covid is not quite as bad right now as it is in Florida. Good luck.

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1 hour ago, Jjsdrm1021 said:

It took less than 5 days for them to approve. I had to do 3 months of check-ins, and show a little weight loss. Now if they would allow elective surgeries here in Jacksonville, Fl.

I just seen my surgeon today and I'm hearing that they are not doing surgeries in Gainesville currently. But I'm hoping by the time I complete everything it will be back on track.

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That happened with my first plastic surgery last year. I was so bummed to have to reschedule it for 3 months later. This year for my second round of plastics I was afraid the same thing would happen because one of the major hospitals here put a hold on elective surgeries. I kept waiting for my hospital to do the same but they never did and I had it done as scheduled.

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I think for most of us waiting for our surgeries, it is always in the back of our minds that it could get cancelled. I am scheduled in less than a week and have been pre op dieting for 2 weeks now and would be so upset if it got cancelled!!

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My PA said she had to call several patients who were scheduled and on their two week liquid diet, many were in tears. That would really suck.

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yes...it would really destroy me if that happened to me this week.

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9 hours ago, Jjsdrm1021 said:

My PA said she had to call several patients who were scheduled and on their two week liquid diet, many were in tears. That would really suck.

That would be devastating.

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9 hours ago, Tony B - NJ said:

I think for most of us waiting for our surgeries, it is always in the back of our minds that it could get cancelled. I am scheduled in less than a week and have been pre op dieting for 2 weeks now and would be so upset if it got cancelled!!

Good luck! it'll be here before you know it.

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12 hours ago, Jjsdrm1021 said:

Everything is complete. Insurance approved. Now I have to wait for the freaking hospitals to allow elective surgery. I am having my Hiatal Hernia repaired and a RNY. I am ready to goooooooo.

Yay about appproval 🎉but sucks you have to wait. 😔

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8 hours ago, StellaCAT! said:

How difficult was it for y'all to find a surgeon who accepts the insurance?

After my referral went to tricare, they assigned me my surgeon.

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10 hours ago, StellaCAT! said:

How difficult was it for y'all to find a surgeon who accepts the insurance?

I actually researched my insurance to see if they would cover it. My insurance has a website where they can give you an estimate of costs. I found the center that would do it and did the orientation. However I think a lot of people go through their primary care doctors for a referral or letter of support. I'm currently starting the process of getting everything I need and my center is being very helpful.

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