I was officially turned down for the revision to the sleeve. This is the second time. I believe my surgeon's office appealed because they told me that Dr. Mattar had a video conference with the insurance company doctor.
They did approve removing the Lap Band.
The reason the insurance company gave is that basically I am just too healthy. I have no health problems and my BMI is normal.
Duh, BECAUSE I have a Lap Band!
I am also expecting my insurance to change at the end of next month and I don't know if it will cover Bariatric. Right now the surgery would not cost me very much, but that is an unknown if I wait and have it with another company. I also may have to repeat all of the pre-op requirements, but there is a chance that the new insurance would approve the revision.
I am not having any symptoms at all of the band slip, although after it was repositioned, I had a lot of symptoms for several weeks. The UGI identified the slippage. With the previous slippage, I had no symptoms except smelly belching (sexy, I know), but apparently my stomach was in pretty bad shape at that time. I don't know how significant the slip is this time around.
Part of me wants to just wait and see what happens, especially because I do not have anymore paid time off except for my planned summer vacation this year. But a part of me thinks that is a really bad idea and I don't know what to do.
So please tell me what you guys think. I'm really uncertain.