These patient stories are from real patients who have had weight loss surgery. Actual results after surgery will vary with each individual. The opinions expressed by patients should not be taken as medical advice. All surgery presents risk. Weight, age, and medical history determine your specific risks. Consult your doctor to see if weight loss surgery may be right for you.

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Transcript: The approval process

So approval can be a challenge, but what you need to understand is if you're at all interested in this procedure, you have to start now in noting your weight loss journey, because that's what I did. Because I had done my research, I immediately got in to my doctor. And had him start noting what my weight loss journey was. And if you have that on record, usually six months to a year is what your insurance company will require you. And because I had that all documented, I actually was one of the quickest people to get my insurance approval. They were amazed.