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I went for consultation at HCMC and they told

me they are 6 months out for surgeries.

I am trying to have surgery during summer while my kids are away for summer at their dads.
Are there any doctors who have earlier dates like Aug for surgery?.Or what’s the fastest anyone has had surgery scheduled from first consultation to surgery?.

I know it depends on insurance.

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you would need to call doctors in your area because none of us know where you live. Start calling bariatric centers that you insurance will accept to see if they can fit you in. for me from when i completed all my pre op testing to surgery date was about 3 weeks. ( I am in Florida)

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My first consult was 10/29/21 (Im in IL). I had no requirements for my insurance to meet other than attending some workshops the WL Clinic had. I just got my surgery date 2 weeks ago for May 3rd. So my wait wasnt necessarily due to insurance, it was the WL clinic's requirements that had me waiting.

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Many insurance companies require monthly weigh ins and a so called physician monitored weight loss attempt which are typically for six months. Are you sure it’s really six months until they have a surgery date and it’s not they are scheduling six months out because of the insurance requirements? If it’s definitely just waiting on the surgeon I would take liveaboard’s suggestion of calling around to other reputable surgeons in my area to see if they have shorter wait times.

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7 hours ago, Loma said:

I went for consultation at HCMC and they told

me they are 6 months out for surgeries.

I am trying to have surgery during summer while my kids are away for summer at their dads.
Are there any doctors who have earlier dates like Aug for surgery?.Or what’s the fastest anyone has had surgery scheduled from first consultation to surgery?.

I know it depends on insurance.

You might try to call the surgeon's office to get an estimation. Apart from insurance requirements Covid has affected the length of wait times because of the cancellation of elective surgeries that has lead to greater wait times. Least it has here in Oz.

Your health insurer could give it some perspective as to what they will require.

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It’s been almost 9 months for me, it’s a 6 month program. Hospital has been working on a selective surgical schedule until recently due to the Pandemic and have been behind. I started my liquid diet yesterday. My program technically Ended in February as eligible. Don’t bank on anything so you don’t get upset. I wish you the best of luck

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My first appt was in Jan. 2022 and today (04/27) I was scheduled for surgery in May 16th 2022. In my case 4 months in total. That 3 months was for WLP insurance requirements

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My first visit was 3/9/22 and my surgery was 4/26/22

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1 minute ago, Robz said:

My first visit was 3/9/22 and my surgery was 4/26/22

Wow! Thats super speedy!

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2 hours ago, Crisscat said:

Wow! Thats super speedy!

Yes. I was self pay so I didn't have to go thru everything insurance requires

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2 minutes ago, Esther0420 said:

MY FIRST VISIT WAS MARCH 6 AND MY SURGERY WAS MARCH 31ST 2022.

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Wow! And I thought Robz' was fast lol

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The lady that told me about WLS (a friend of my aunts and she introduced me sO she could share her experience) was self pay and her consult to surgery was pre COVID and it was two weeks exactly and that was cause of the pre op diet.

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4 minutes ago, Crisscat said:

MY FIRST VISIT WAS MARCH 6 AND MY SURGERY WAS MARCH 31ST 2022

Did you a pre op liquid diet or how did your situation unfold for you? Are you in the US?

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