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Paigetherage

Preoperative clearance with PCP

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I am scheduled for my preoperative clearance with my PCP in a week and am wondering what usually happens during this visit? I haven’t seen my PCP in about a year, my insurance didn’t require a referral so I just made my own appointment with Bariatrics. My pcp doesn’t have record of me asking about doing this surgery. I’m hoping I just go in quick and he clears me.

I’m just nervous about one thing out of all of these things not working out and being denied by my insurance. 

Whats a typical experience with clearance from PCP?

So far I’ve passed the nutrition class, psych consult. I just have my pcp clearance, endoscopy, hospital preoperative testing, and last weight check. 

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Mine just took all my vitals and did an EKG.

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This makes me feel a little better 

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I had to have EKG, lung function test and a whole raft of blood tests done as part of my pre-op testing. That happened at the hospital though rather than my doctors office.

My doctor was totally against me having my WLS so it was a benefit that he had no involvement in the process at all.

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