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Hey y’all! I’m here in Kentucky and ready to get my sleeve on 11/15! I was just curious if any of y’all had to go through the dreadful Covid testing before surgery? My dr hasn’t informed me of anything but I was wondering if anyone out there had to do it?
Thanks !!!

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I have surgery on 11/22. My surgeon in FL does require it even though it is not mandated, but he takes that extra precaution.

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Yes. I just had my surgery October 20th and I was required to get a COVID test both for my endoscopy prior to my sleeve and then another COVID test right before my procedure.

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Yes I did my covid test 2 day prior to my surgery.

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Wow this is so interesting. I have my pre-op meeting with my surgeon Friday then surgery on Tuesday so we shall see !

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Yeah but I was allowed to go through a quick drive thru at the local pharmacy. It takes a minute and doesn't hurt at all since they are no longer deep nasal.

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Yes. I had to have the "full" test a few days before and then the day of surgery at the hospital they also did a rapid test.

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Probably...but look at this way, IF you got it, you could cough so hard you could do permanent, serious damage to your abdomen. It's better to be safe than sorry. I've had it twice and the first time was in Feb 2020 when there was no vaccine and I was coughing so hard I was making myself throw up and pee my pants. Believe me, you do not want to be coughing like that with fresh incisions inside and out.

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Weird, I didn't have to do it. I live in Colorado and they were fine with not doing it.

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Yup and it was the first time I had the one that feels like they are sampling your brain. 😂

I had covid a couple of weeks prior and was told that even though I am better, I might still test positive, I was freaking out.

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I had mine on 11/2 and they didn't require any covid testing for mine. Interesting how it's all over the map though.

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Surgery in MO and no covid test required.

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The surgery center I went to only required a test if your BMI was over 40. Not sure the reasoning behind that, but I was thankful I did not end up needing to get one,

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Yep, covid test & a pregnancy test. if it means anything, the last few I've gotten have been WAY less miserable than the 2020 tests when it felt like they swabbed your brain lol. It seems they figured out they dont have to go up that far

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