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Hello,

I was wondering how soon after your insurance companies approved you for surgery, did you get a surgery date? My insurance company only requires documentation of the procedure, documentation of failed weight loss attempts (i have a letter from my PCP for this), a psych eval, and nutrition eval. I feel i can have all of that in the next month or two. Is it possible that i could have surgery this year?

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Almost certainly this year some time. The wait can be highly variable depending upon the practice - some have a longer backlog than others while some may require some amount of pre op dieting, specified weight loss, or nutrition education (one practice I know of, the RD, nutritionist, has a sign off before the patient sees the surgeon for scheduling (do you think you are really ready for this...?) This is not necessarily a bad thing, as most of us need some kind of guidance in how to maintain ourselves after we lose the weight, and that is very much a mental/habit game.

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Yes you're right Rick. I do want to meet with the nutritionist and even after i have the surgery just to hold me accountable.

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I did not do insurance. I paid for my surgery out of pocket but after i got done with all the required testing. Surgery was literally 3 weeks later.

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From my very first appointment to my surgery day was 2 1/2 months. I have BCBS Illinois.

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23 hours ago, tiffanyb12211 said:

Hello,

I was wondering how soon after your insurance companies approved you for surgery, did you get a surgery date? My insurance company only requires documentation of the procedure, documentation of failed weight loss attempts (i have a letter from my PCP for this), a psych eval, and nutrition eval. I feel i can have all of that in the next month or two. Is it possible that i could have surgery this year?

All my stuff got turned in on the 16th of Dec. And i got approved on the 3rd, got a call on the 4th and now my surgery is tomorrow

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Wow that fast @Nina35!! My friend said she had to wait basically a year. I hope i can get mine this year! Good vibes to you tomorrow! I hope all goes well! Cheers to the start of your new beginnings!!

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1 hour ago, tiffanyb12211 said:

Wow that fast @Nina35!! My friend said she had to wait basically a year. I hope i can get mine this year! Good vibes to you tomorrow! I hope all goes well! Cheers to the start of your new beginnings!!

Thank you, hope your able to getbit done this year as well

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