Hello Vivian! I wish you all the BEST on insurance approval and upcoming surgery. You are in the most excellent hands with Dr. Kam and the entire Barix team! I pray Dr. Kam's hands are guided by the Lord above and no complications. Also, if you would like to join an online support group just for Barix patients, email me and I can give you the info! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email me. Last month I celebrated my 5 year WLS anniversary. I haven't regretted one minute! Hugs and blessings from your MI WLS Sister!