Thread: Lap Band FAQ
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Old 09-01-2010, 07:29 AM   #71
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I have been researching lap band for a few years and this is definitely what I need and want... I have had up and down struggles with keeping health insurance but I do now have health insurance starting in the middle of September. What is my first step in my goal of having lap band?
You need to call your insurance and ask them if they cover it.... if yes, then ask them what you need to do. Some insurance companies require 6 months of documented weight loss, which means you'll probably have to see your GP. I had to have a letter from my doctor requesting surgery, weight loss documentation, blood work, then go to my surgeon and he required some things as well as seeing a nutritionist and a physiologist.

So.. start with your insurance company and see where you need to begin.

Hope this helps.
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