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Is anyone here a patient of Dr. Davey/Dr. Birch in Edmonton?

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Started by ~Pam~, Dec 07, 2006 2:49 AM
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    ~Pam~

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Posted December 7, 2006 - 2:49 AM

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Hi everyone! :)

I'm on the waiting list for Drs. Davey/Birch at the Royal Alexandra Hospital here in Edmonton. I was told to expect a call in early 2008 for an initial consultation with their nurse sometime between April-June 2008.

I am curious if anyone else here had their Lap Band surgery with either Dr. Davey or Dr. Birch that could tell me what to expect (what the process is after the initial consultation) and what you think of the doctors and their after-surgery care, etc.

Thank you!!! :(


    becca77

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Posted December 7, 2006 - 8:08 PM

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Wow Pam, no I don't know anyone who has been banded at the RAH but I am from Edmonton...sorry I can't be of more help.


    ~Pam~

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Posted December 7, 2006 - 8:16 PM

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Hi Becca! :wave:

Your surgery date is sure coming up fast! Who is doing your surgery?


    argon

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Posted December 7, 2006 - 8:16 PM

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Hi Pam, I too have never seen anyone around here done by Davey/Birch. They're probably all still waiting too! Sorry, bad joke.

I'm on the waiting list for a consult with Davey and Birch for an RNY, and still haven't gotten that call! If I ever do, I think I might just pass it up :)


    ~Pam~

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Posted December 7, 2006 - 8:40 PM

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Hi Pam, I too have never seen anyone around here done by Davey/Birch. They're probably all still waiting too! Sorry, bad joke.


You could be quite right though! Their waiting list is long! I've met several people online who had their RNY with Davey/Birch but never anyone who got a Lap Band. I'm starting to wonder if I'm their very first Lap patient or something. *looks around nervously*

Anyway, nice to meet you argon! :wave:


    becca77

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Posted December 7, 2006 - 9:04 PM

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Dr. Coburn in Toronto is doing my surgery. I'm going the self pay route though. That was a funny comment Argon. Why haven't we seen anyone banded in Edmonton around here? I know they do it here....hmmmmm


    ~Pam~

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Posted December 7, 2006 - 9:11 PM

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Are you going to Toronto to avoid the long waiting lists in Edmonton?


    becca77

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Posted December 7, 2006 - 9:36 PM

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Yes, exactly, and I don't want to go through all the red tape with the insurance company and then find out in the end I won't be approved.


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