I had the open RnY gastric bypass procedure in 2003. It was successful and without complications.
The decision was difficult but the goal was to rid the weight and resolve type 2 diabetes. That was also successful. While I did not see any benefit in reducing my sleep apnea with the 100 pound weight loss, I am very pleased with the results.
Insurance covered my procedure 12 years ago. I am curious to know in todays world, what kind of weight loss surgery is being recommended. Does insurance still cover as medical necessity? Is there still a strict policy for acceptance: psychological evaluation, nutritional education and counseling, and of course the complete physical with a focus on the heart. Is sleep apnea screening mandatory?
Please share your story if you have had weight loss surgery and how it worked for you!