it's been awhile since I have posted, but the paperwork has been submitted for revision to bypass due to horrible reflux. I'm nervous it might get denied. It's been going on for almost year and has only gotten worse. I've tried 3 different PPI's, Carafate, bland diet, and continued to lose weight, only for the reflux to get worse as time went on. My last upper GI done a month ago also showed dilation of my upper stomach. Fingers crossed it gets approved so I can be rid of this reflux.
I have severe GERD also. I had the VBG done in 2004. I've had GERD ever since. The route I took was to be referred from my Doctor that did my upper Gi to a surgeon in Toronto. He did a PH motility test for 24 hours. it confirmed my severe GERD and he said bypass surgery is required. He referred me back to my home city to start the process. I'm hoping this doesn't take long. He said I'd likely have surgery this summer. He never said anything about having to be approved? My weight is 175 and my height is 5"4. So i can't be approved based on that. Please post again as you recieve info. Good Luck
If you get denied have your Dr do a Peer to Peer with the insurance. The Dr can make sure it is because of Gerd and get it approved.
That's good news! Life will be so much better without that GERD.
6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.
Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.
M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.