Lori F. posted a discussion topic 7 years, 4 months ago
Denied again... but this time... -  ...I may have a chance... Cigna denied a brand new auth requesting revision from band to DS for two reasons: 1. WLS is not a covered benefit (it is when medically necessary) ...

Lori F. posted a discussion topic 7 years, 6 months ago
Please help... -  Failed bandster here. Been trying to get a revision for 2 years. The insurance says no. In order to stop throwing up I had more fluid removed from my band two weeks ago...and...(d...

Lori F. posted a discussion topic 8 years ago
Lap band to DS revisions.... - ... if erosion, vomiting, slippage and reflux are considered by my insurance to be "physiological or surgical complications," then WTF do I need to do to prove "mechanical failure"...

Lori F. posted a discussion topic 8 years ago
X Post: Band removal cost? - Do you know the cheapest, yet still safe, obviously, way to get a band removed? Should I go back to my original surgeon, who is now not in my network? Might he give me a discount? ...

Lori F. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 1 month ago
IMR DENIED - No mechanical failure of my band, despite an EGD that shows esophageal dysmotility. I don't know what I am going to do now...

Lori F. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 1 month ago
X POST: My IMR is closed and... - ...THEY WON'T TELL ME ANYTHING ON THE PHONE DAMMIT. What does that mean??  Is that bad news, or good news?? Actually the rep said she can't even open my case- only the head dude ca...

Lori F. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 1 month ago
My IMR is "closed" and..... - ...THEY WON'T TELL ME ANYTHING ON THE PHONE DAMMIT. What does that mean??  Is that bad news, or good news?? Actually the rep said she can't even open my case- only the head dude ca...

Lori F. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 2 months ago
Will it EVER be my turn? - I am so huge that when I went to the movies this weekend, my fat ass hit my iced tea that I had put into the cupholder on the side of the seat. I knocked it over and down it went i...

Lori F. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 2 months ago
X POST: Lap band slip question - I logged on to see if anyone knows if a slip can happen but not hurt. I see two other posts from just today that are asking about slips, but mine is a different question. I was ...

Lori F. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 2 months ago
Slippage no pain? Weird feeling just now? - I logged on to see if anyone knows if a slip can happen but not hurt. I see two other posts from just today that are asking about slips, but mine is a different question. I was ...

Lori F. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 2 months ago
X POST: DMHC seach feature - I  just discovered, two days too late, unfortunately, that you can go onto the DHMC website and search all IMR decisions made since 2001. It was very interesting to look at why app...

Lori F. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 2 months ago
CA DHMC IMR information- Look at what I found! - I just discovered, two days too late, unfortunately, that you can go onto the DHMC website and search all IMR decisions made since 2001. It was very interesting to look at why appe...

Lori F. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 2 months ago
My request for an IMR is in! - And I am freaking out. I sent in 90 pages to the DMHC. And I already can't wait for them to decide. Anyone out there have an experience with the DMHC in CA? Dr. Keshishian says I h...

Lori F. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 3 months ago
I saw Dr. Keshishian yesteday... - ...and I loved him. I had a helluva time getting an appointment but it was all worth it. If you want a DS, you HAVE to go see him. He does his presentation personally and he explai...

Lori F. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 4 months ago
Well now I'm REALLY confused...to DS or not DS? - Hi all- Went to the USC "seminar" today and got to hear both Dr. Crookes and Dr. Katkhouda speak. I expected Doctor Katkhouda to diss the DS, but Dr. Crookes really glossed over it...

Lori F. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 4 months ago
2007 Port Pain? Any ideas? - I have an old band...I just got a small fill one week ago. Now my port is...well...burning. Not all the time, but intermittently. The port is not red but it feels a little warm (pa...

Lori F. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 4 months ago
Need help with resources for IMR- band to sleeve? -  Hello friends- I am looking for peer reviewed resources that support revision from band to sleeve. Has anyone done this research? I am in particular trouble as my insurance ne...

Lori F. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 4 months ago
Veteran needs advice - Hi everyone. Ive been banded for four years. Never was very successful but I am trying again. The story in a nutshell: After being unfilled for three months ( I was unfilled bec...

Lori F. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 4 months ago
Hubby not supportive - Well, after researching revisions surgery for months now, I had a heart-to-heart with my husband today about the DS. He doesn't want me to do it. He wants me to stop spending so mu...

Lori F. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 4 months ago
Anyone know if the is DS contraindicated for osteo - I just got diagnosed with osteoporosis today, dammit, and I am trying to get approved for a DS. Will this get me disqualified? Anyone get a DS after being diagnosed with osteoporos...

Lori F. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 4 months ago
I want a DS- insurance appeal/ IMR questions - Hello everyone- I have been denied on appeal for lap band revision to RNY because there is no mechanical failure of the band, and they say I have been non-complaint. I think I c...

Lori F. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 5 months ago
Any teachers out there? Can I do this?? - Hello DSers. I'm on my way to a DS  revision from the band (hopefully), but the thing most scary to me is...TEENAGERS! I teach high school and I am wondering if I can do this DS th...

Lori F. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 5 months ago
Dr. Keshishian? Dr. Rabkin? HELP! - Anyone have difficulty with Dr. Keshishian's receptionist? I had to call three times today to convince her that I do have bariatric coverage. I've been around this block before! An...

Lori F. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 5 months ago
Dr. Keshishian? Dr. Rabkin? Revision Help! - Hello all. After much deliberation, I have decided to try to get a revision from LAGB to DS. I learned off this board that, in CA, Dr. Keshishian and Dr. Rabkin are the best surgeo...
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07/06/2007
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