Tag Archive: insurance requirements

Mar 13

You Have to Stop Losing Weight, NOW

“You have to stop losing weight,” my nurse said. “If you lose any more your insurance may not approve your surgery.” The date was my four-month visit, of my six-month pre-gastric-bypass-surgery program. The problem was my BMI (body mass index) and the success I was having with my supervised pre-op program. I’d lost weight, which was necessary for …

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Mar 25

Biggest Hurdles of Weight Loss Surgery are Psychological

I am fortunate in that my insurance doesn’t have the number of requirements for bariatric surgery many other insurance companies do. So far, there hasn’t been a mention of the six-months of medically supervised weight loss most require, even though I ask about it every time I speak to the insurance company. But, I have …

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