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So I was sleeved almost 7 years ago. I've had horrible GERD pretty much ever since. There has also been some weight regain. If my insurance covers the revision surgery, will I have to do the months of supervised weight loss, or would I skip that since it's medically necessary? I'm looking to research all options....I hate having to take pills for the reflux. I know it's a question for my dr or insurance company, just wanted to see everyone else's experience. Scared to do another surgery!!

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My revision was for Gerd/Esophagitis and unfortunately, I still had to do it.

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Well, it was mandatory nutritionalist's visits for 3 months. Sorry for confusion.

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I got my lapband in 2012 and got down to 206 from a high of 293. When I complained about my horrendous reflux the doctor took the fluid out of the band. The reflux eased up but I put on 50 pounds very quickly. I am in the process of qualifying for revision surgery. Federal BCBS requires the whole program again to qualify for the revision to bypass. In my case the revision is totally considered bariatric surgery.

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I was just approved for revision surgery, I didn't have to go through the requirements for the initial surgery.

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On 12/2/2021 at 7:30 PM, chach123 said:

So I was sleeved almost 7 years ago. I've had horrible GERD pretty much ever since. There has also been some weight regain. If my insurance covers the revision surgery, will I have to do the months of supervised weight loss, or would I skip that since it's medically necessary? I'm looking to research all options....I hate having to take pills for the reflux. I know it's a question for my dr or insurance company, just wanted to see everyone else's experience. Scared to do another surgery!!

I didnt have to do anything. No 2 week diet before surgery either.

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My insurance didn't require anything but proof of severe GERD to authorize my surgery. I have a Medicare advantage plan.

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