I am 5'6" and overweight.
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I could have wrote your post a few years ago! And 4 yrs. ago I was denied (w/ the same #'s) so it will be interesting to see if you are approved.
From what I understand, he is a really good doctor.
No one can tell you what you should do. I will say this though. Shop around. I know it sucks, but DO IT! It is too important not to.
I had a MD tell me the insurance would not over it. I later learned that the contract with the insurance company meant he got paid less. He knew that I was serious about getting it, and so he pushed me to pay out of pocket. I also did not like the arrogance he putt off, and all of his gold jewelry.
I reseached all of my options, including traveling out of state.
I ended up having 3 consults, and am really happy with the surgeon I found.