I received a call from Dr. Pattersons office today. Dr. Patterson is no longer available to do my surgery on they date they assigned me. Since I work full time and spent months arranging time off work and office coverage, I'm not able to schedule another vacation until 2012.
I'm so very disappointed. If I don't have the surgery as scheduled, my insurance elegibility will expire and I will have to start the entire approval process over. My insurance now has a specific written exclusion for WLS so I would never be able to get re-approved.
Hopefully Dr. Patterson will re-consider, but if not, it just wasn't meant to be. I did call LWMI and ask if it's possible to switch to their program and keep my surgery date, but they didn't have an answer.
If anyone has any suggestions for me, please let me know.