Band to DS posted a discussion topic 7 years, 6 months ago
Two-month post-revision update (x-post) - I tried really hard, but my lap band never worked. I only lost 38 pounds, which I eventually gained back plus some. I also developed swallowing problems and received the official...

Band to DS posted a discussion topic 7 years, 8 months ago
How does one get off moderation? - Can someone please explain the process for getting off of moderation? I'm not doing anything that violates the TOS. Thank you.

Band to DS posted a discussion topic 7 years, 9 months ago
A Question for People with Lap Band to Sleeve or D - I have a question for those of you who had swallowing problems (aka: esophageal dysmotility) with the band & then revised to either a sleeve or a DS. Did your swallowing problems g...

Band to DS posted a discussion topic 8 years, 4 months ago
Denied by Insurance for the 3rd Time (x-post) - I received a very thick letter in the mail from BCBSNC (State Employees Health Plan) today. My Level 1 appeal was denied. So now my initial request for surgery, a peer-to-peer re...

Band to DS posted a discussion topic 8 years, 4 months ago
Denied by Insurance for the 3rd Time (x-post) - I received a very thick letter in the mail from BCBSNC (State Employees Health Plan) today. My Level 1 appeal was denied. So now my initial request for surgery, a peer-to-peer revi...

Band to DS posted a discussion topic 8 years, 4 months ago
Peer-to-Peer Review = Denied Again - My request for a lap band to DS revision was denied by BCBSNC earlier this month because my BMI is less than 50. Dr. Sudan had a peer-to-peer review with the medical director today...

Band to DS posted a discussion topic 8 years, 5 months ago
What preparations did you make in the month before - My surgeon's office does things completely backwards. They schedule your surgery first & then they file for insurance approval. While this might work for the majority of people, it...

Band to DS posted a discussion topic 8 years, 5 months ago
OT - How do I start a blog? - I'd like to transfer my OH blog entries to a "real" blog - one with a slick design & more capabilities than are available here. Can any of you give me a Blogging 101 lesson? Where'...

Band to DS posted a discussion topic 8 years, 5 months ago
Denied for Lap Band to DS Revision (x-post) - Well, it's official. I've been denied for a lap band to DS revision by BCBSNC. I called them today & got the bad news. The customer service rep wasn't able to tell me the reason fo...

Band to DS posted a discussion topic 8 years, 5 months ago
Denied for Lap Band to DS Revision (x-post) - Well, it's official. I've been denied for a lap band to DS revision by BCBSNC. I called them today & got the bad news. The customer service rep wasn't able to tell me the reason fo...

Band to DS posted a discussion topic 8 years, 5 months ago
Stuck in bureaucratic hell - I've been stalking the financial people at Duke for a week now. That's how long they've had my paperwork and they still haven't submitted anything to my insurance company. I keep t...

Band to DS posted a comment 8 years, 5 months ago
I spoke with the person who schedules surgeries & a "financial...

Band to DS posted a discussion topic 8 years, 5 months ago
3rd Year Surgiversary - 0 Pounds Gone Forever! - Today is my 3 year anniversary of getting the lap band. I could post the traditional "before" and "after" pictures, but they would look exactly the same. Maybe it would be more app...

Band to DS posted a discussion topic 8 years, 6 months ago
Please help me convince BCBS NC that they should p - I'm pre-op for a lap band to DS revision with Dr. Sudan at Duke. They should be able to submit my paperwork to BCBS NC this week. I'm pretty sure that I can prove "medical necessit...

Band to DS posted a comment 8 years, 6 months ago
OMG! I just saw your blog post about getting a surgery date. I had no...

Band to DS posted a discussion topic 8 years, 6 months ago
BCBS-North Carolina covers the sleeve! - www.bcbsnc.com/assets/services/public/pdfs/medicalpolicy/surgery_for_morbid_obesity.pdf It looks like BCBS-NC updated their Surgery for Morbid Obesity policy on July 1, 2011. ...

Band to DS posted a discussion topic 8 years, 6 months ago
Lap Band --> Esophageal Dysmotility (cross-post - I completed my pre-op testing for a lap band to DS revision last week. I had an appointment with my new surgeon this week to go over the test results & to empty my band. First, w...

Band to DS posted a discussion topic 8 years, 6 months ago
Lap Band --> Esophageal Dysmotility (cross-post - I completed my pre-op testing for a lap band to DS revision last week. I had an appointment with my new surgeon this week to go over the test results & to empty my band. First, we ...

Band to DS posted a comment 8 years, 6 months ago
I have RLS too. It's pretty mild, though. Do you take anything for it?...

Band to DS posted a discussion topic 8 years, 6 months ago
Everyone thinking about a revision needs to watch - I'm posting this link to the main forum because it is relevant to every single one of us here. If you're considering a revision surgery, I hope you'll take the time to watch the vi...

Band to DS posted a discussion topic 8 years, 7 months ago
Getting Ready for Appointment with New PCP - I'm pre-op for a lap band to DS revision & I have an appointment with a new PCP on Monday. (I found out last week that my old PCP, who I really liked, left the practice. Darn it!) ...

Band to DS posted a discussion topic 8 years, 7 months ago
YMMV, but I hate my lap band! - I'm having one of those days where my lap band doesn't want me to eat anything solid. I can not wait to get this thing unfilled on July 11! (I need to have an EGD on July 1 & a UGI...

Band to DS posted a discussion topic 8 years, 7 months ago
EGD after Lap Band (cross-post) - I'm having an EGD on July 1st to see if there are any mechanical problems with my band. I currently have 7 mL of fluid in an AP large lap band. Will the scope be able to pass thr...

Band to DS posted a discussion topic 8 years, 7 months ago
EGD after Lap Band (cross-post) - I'm having an EGD on July 1st to see if there are any mechanical problems with my band. I currently have 7 mL of fluid in an AP large lap band. Will the scope be able to pass throu...

Band to DS posted a discussion topic 8 years, 7 months ago
How much did your sleep study cost? - I just found out today that I need to have a sleep study. I know that everyone's insurance is different, but I'd like to know how much you paid for your sleep study. At least that ...
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