In order to be approved for the bariatric surgery, my insurance requires a person to jump through many hoops and put out buku bucks for copay's BEFORE they consider the surgery. Pretty dumb on their part since it alleviates a lot of other medical problems that come with being overweight.
So far I have been to a Gastroenterologist, psychologist, and yesterday I went to my 1st of 2 nutritional visits. I have appointments for a cardiologist, pulmonologist, and an endoscopy at the end of the month. Then my pre-op appointment with the surgeon on the 27th.
Sometimes I think that they just make you do all of these appointments to see if you are really ready for this life altering operation.