After insurance approves, how long before you had the surgery?

Chacha831
on 9/3/20 11:18 am

I know every surgeon's office is different but I am just curious as to about how long it usually takes to be able to have the surgery once you are approved for it.

Want2beMe
on 9/3/20 11:34 am, edited 9/3/20 4:35 am
VSG on 08/17/20

Insurance is different for everyone. My insurance required 6 dietician appointments in 6months, before surgery could be scheduled. Others only had 3-4 dietician appointments before surgery. After my 6 months the surgeon scheduled me 2 months out.

Chacha831
on 9/3/20 11:41 am

Oh I hadn't thought about what my insurance would require!

hollykim
on 9/3/20 12:00 pm - Nashville, TN
Revision on 03/18/15 with
On September 3, 2020 at 6:41 PM Pacific Time, Chacha831 wrote:

Oh I hadn't thought about what my insurance would require!

have you made sure thAt your policy covers it?

 


          

 

Chacha831
on 9/3/20 12:06 pm

Yes, my insurance does cover weight loss surgery!

hollykim
on 9/3/20 1:03 pm - Nashville, TN
Revision on 03/18/15 with
On September 3, 2020 at 7:06 PM Pacific Time, Chacha831 wrote:

Yes, my insurance does cover weight loss surgery!

awesome ! They or your surgeons office will be able to give you the requirements then but be prepared for at lest 3-6 months or more.

 


          

 

White Dove
on 9/3/20 10:03 pm

First I had to complete the six months with the dietitian. After the insurance approved there was six month wait for my surgeon to have an opening.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

Dee_Caprini
on 9/4/20 11:29 am

I did 6 months of supervised visits and ad a few denials, but I sent appeals and start to fini****hink it was about 9 months? but after submitting paperwork, THAT was complete maybe 1.5 monts to schedule? It was a while back so I am doing my best to recall

Chacha831
on 9/8/20 12:20 pm

Thanks for your response everyone! What a wake up call for me...

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