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Anyone know of Dr De Bruyne Chris

Started by susanlondon, Sep 23, 2007 10:34 AM
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Posted July 2, 2008 - 11:20 AM

Hi everhopeful
Im not sure what diet I will follow 2 weeks prior to surgery. I have already bought some slim fast at the weekend as it was buy one get one free for the tins. My weight has been like a yo yo. I was big at school (about 12-13 stone), went down to 11 stone at college. Lost loads of weight when I met my first husband (went down to 9 1/2 stone) when we split I went back up to 13 stone. Now Im an 18 stone beach whale who is desperate to be a size 12 again.
I just hope this band works. I have read so many good and comments about it but I think its really down to the individual to how successful it is. But after spending all this money for the surgery I will give it my best shot.
Good luck to you too

Posted July 7, 2008 - 3:55 PM

Hi everhopful
You might be interested to know that Dr Chris is offering a package for 4000 euro ( includes op, taxis, hotel etc) the contact is his manager frederick serneels email is frederik.serneels@ecfs.be
I e-mailed him for details and he told me the hotel you stay at is Campanile hotel in Vilvoorde (which we have both already booked).
I am going to cancel my hotel reservation and go with the 4000 Euros package it will work out a lot cheaper. Apparently they arrange a taxi to pick you up from either the Airport or the Eurostar and take you straight to the hotel.
Take care


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Posted July 7, 2008 - 4:31 PM

Hi Both,

I too emailed Frederick for details of the package after reading about it on here last night. I thought that the £4000 euro package looks like really good value for money, and includes all your taxis plus hotel for before and after the op. I am hoping to go with this and have a provisional date for 12th September, so will be a month behind you both.

I can't raise the money any sooner than that or I would go next week

Jiggy xx

Posted July 8, 2008 - 2:41 AM

Hi Jiggy, Everhopeful
I have E-mailed Dr Chris about the package and he told me that it should be 4550 Euros. 400 deposit sent in Euros at least 2 weeks before the op so they can arrange everything, 3950 Euros to Dr Chris at the Consultation and 200 Euros to the Manager when he visits you at the hotel. Im not sure it works out any cheaper than arranging it yourself, Im a bit confused now as the information Frederik sent me states 4000 Euros. Dr Chris copied Frederik in on the E-mail so he might E-mail me again. It did seem a bit too good to be true as the hotel and taxis only worked out about £39.00.


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Posted July 8, 2008 - 5:33 AM

Hi Both

The email that Frederick sent to me said that he did 2 packages - one for 4000 staying at the Campanile and one at 4500 staying at the Crowne Plaza.

He copied Dr Chris into the email also, so now I am totally confused, but I too thought it sounded too good to be true.

Jiggy xx:confused_smile:

Posted July 8, 2008 - 6:01 AM

Hi Jiggy
Yes I got the same E-mail as you from Frederick. I have E-mailed him back telling him I will be making my own arrangements due to the price being incorrect.
Im glad I didnt cancel my hotel reservation before I E-mailed Dr Chris otherwise I may have ended up not having anywhere nearby to stay.
I too thought it was too good to be true!!

Posted July 8, 2008 - 6:04 AM

This is the exact information that Dr Chris E-mailed to me....
The Financial forfeit will be 3950 + the package for ECFS this is probably 600Euro. You have to pay 400 Euro in advance to the account of ECFS and 395oEuro to me the day before surgery at my home consultation. ECFS will collect the remaining 200 Euro at the hotel with you.


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Posted July 8, 2008 - 6:10 AM

Hi Thanks for that - out of interest - how much is your room in the Campanile costing doing it yourself, and how many nights are you staying.


jiggy xx

Posted July 8, 2008 - 6:14 AM

Hi Jiggy
The hotel is costing 207 Euros for a twin room for 3 nights. Thats about £165.00 at todays exchange rate.


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Posted August 10, 2008 - 6:38 PM

Hi, I've just been reading all the postings between Jiggy and English Rose and I have quite a lot in common with you both! I just returned yesterday from Belgium after having my band fitted on Weds(6th Aug), and I too travelled from Lancashire! I also stayed at the Campanile Hotel in Vilvoorde which is about half-way between Dr Chris De Bruyne's house (and consulting rooms where you go the night before) and the hospital. It is possible to walk to the hospital in about 20 minutes as my husband (who went with me) walked it several times! I think you'd be better getting a taxi though when you come out the following day as you may feel a little delicate( I know I did!). If I can be of any further help feel free to ask.................I don't mind. All the best, Kath.:):biggrin2::)

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