I'm new to OH and I have questions regarding insurance approval for VSG.
I had an appointment with my PCP yesterday (I got a physical) and I told her that I have been considering weight loss surgery for years and researching it and I am finally ready to have it done. She said I carry my weight well and I'm young so she would prefer to see me lose it without surgery. However, since I have tried and it has not worked, she recommended that I schedule an appointment with a bariatric surgeon at George Washington University hospital. She agreed with me that VSG is the best route and said she has several patients who have had weight loss surgery at GWU & she highly recommends them.
I have my first appointment with Dr. Lee at GWU on June 25th. I would like to know if any of you guys know what I should expect in terms of getting my insurance company to approve VSG. I have Aetna International Open Choice PPO.
Thanks in advance for any help you can give!