Hello, I have attend the WLS Seminar at Martha Jefferson in Sept’11 and have sent in my paperwork and waiting to hear from Dr. Trahan’s office. I have two friends who have had WLS and both have had great success. One went with Gastric By-pass, other went with Lap-Band, and both had Dr. Trahan (Mr) as their surgeon. My insurance company with pay for the surgery 100% but I believe there is a 6-month waiting period.
I am trying to do all of my homework before I have my initial meeting and still cannot figure out which would be best for me. I hope that with you all help, I will figure out which would suit me the best. My PCP is supportive in this since I have high blood pressure and asthma and she believes that I will be able to stop taking the high blood pressure medicine after surgery. My family is supportive as well; my husband would prefer me to have the lap band because he is very concern with the compilations with the bypass.
I am looking forward to taking this new journey and hope that we all become great friends, thanks for taking the time to hear my story.
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Surgery: Gastric Bypass
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 12/26/2013
Surgery Date: 11/17/2014
Hospital Stay: 3 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
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