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Just curious if insurance will cover you if they want to do a revision from a sleeve to a bypass. 18 months out no weight gain buy having unbelievable GERD affecting my health.

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I think some policies will cover revisions if there are medical reasons - and GERD would be a medical reason. You'll have to check with your insurance company, though, to see if it'll be covered.

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every insurance company is different. Call yours and see. My insurance wont cover it which sucks lol

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I had my surgery in December of 2020. Been experiencing reflux so bad. I have Blue Cross Blue Shield. I read on their website that your BMI can’t be below 35 and you have to have issues. I’m at a 31 BMI. I’m really hoping they approve the surgery because this reflux sucks.

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On 11/19/2022 at 7:02 PM, NewlySleeved12282020 said:

I had my surgery in December of 2020. Been experiencing reflux so bad. I have Blue Cross Blue Shield. I read on their website that your BMI can’t be below 35 and you have to have issues. I’m at a 31 BMI. I’m really hoping they approve the surgery because this reflux sucks.

did you ever have your surgery? I am where you are and diagnosed with extreme GERD, Barrett's Esophagus. Im chocking on acid. I see the nutritionist tomorrow. She said we are going over bypass pre-op diet. My surgeon didn't even sound like he was comfortable with a revision. So, I am a little confused. I know if you're under 35 with other health issues, it is covered and surgeon said with my health issues, he's not worried about the approval. He's more worried about the lifestyle changes and my health issues. I just don't know. What I am 100% certain of......I cannot live with this pain anymore. It doesn't matter what I eat, if I don't eat.

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