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About als41

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    Expert Member
  • Birthday 04/03/1972

About Me

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    Getting ready to enter my new life on January 27, 2014!
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    Kayaking, swimming
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  • City
    Saint Cloud
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As I think back on my life, I have been overweight since I was in middle school. I have battled with my weight for almost 30 years. I've had some success managing my weight with lots of exercise, but found that as soon as the amount of exercise dropped, the pounds came back. I have tried many other diets, but have only had limited success.

I started my search for my surgeon in August of 2013. I quickly learned that my insurance company would be of no help in this journey. In my favor, I was left some money after my brother's battle with cancer sadly ended. I decided to use his help to improve my health.

My first visit was to see Dr. Kim at Celebration Health. I was very impressed with his program, but the price for self pay was higher than I was able to come up with; so my search continued. My next visit was at Orlando Regional Medical Center. Their price was better, but they were not friends of the band. They tended to us the Sleeve or Bypass surgeries. I then had a few online seminars that I was not too impressed with. Finally, I went to Dr. Fusco's seminar. I was happy that his price, the distance from my home, and the services provided by his office were a great for my needs.

My Surgery is set for January 27th... More to follow.

Age: 48
Height: 6 feet
Weight Lost: 77 lbs
BMI: 40.3
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 01/16/2014
Surgery Date: 01/27/2014
Hospital Stay: 1 Day
Surgery Funding: Self Paid
Insurance Outcome: n/a
als41's Bariatric Surgeon
LifeShape Advanced Bariatric Center Of Florida
1223 Gateway Dr Suite 2B
Melbourne, Florida 32940