So, after months of my doctors telling me I should look into WLS I decided it was time to seriously look into it. I'm lucky in the regard that I have no major health concerns at the moment other than my weight. The biggest complaints I have right now is the compression in my lower spine and my joint pain.
I had an appointment with an endocrinologist on June 30, 2014 and she wholeheartedly recommended that I look at VGS. Iâ€™ve been hesitant about itâ€¦itâ€™s such a drastic life change. However, the more I think about it the more I realize it is probably the correct path for me. So, I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Eric Sommer at New York Bariatric Group for July 15, 2014. Iâ€™m nervous. Mostly that I will get committed to this and have my insurance road block me.
Right now, Iâ€™m at my heaviest ever recorded weight and my BMI is sitting at 53.4. I canâ€™t continue on this path.
I guess I'm here because I will need the support.
I've had several surgeries in the past. I had my gallbladder removed in May 2013 and three reconstructive knee surgeries following an accident between the years of 2010-2012. Still, this particular surgery scares the bejeebus out of me.
UHC Oxford Freedom PPO
O 6 Month Weight Loss Program
X Cardiac Clearance Completed: 10/13/2014
X Pulmonary Clearance Completed: 10/08/2014
X Endoscopy Completed: 8/12/2014
X H Pylori Treatment Completed: 9/22/2014
X Endocrine Labs (TSH, HgbA1C) Completed: 10/14/2014
O Mental Health Clearance
O Dietary Evaluation
Weigh In Dates
X July 15, 2014 - Surgical Consultation, First Weigh-In
X August 13, 2014
X September 16, 2014
X October 8, 2014
O November 7, 2014
O December 1, 2014 - Pre-Op Appointment/Final Weigh In/Paperwork Submit
Height: 5 feet 8 inches
Starting Weight: 345 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 329 lbs
Current Weight: 260 lbs
Goal Weight: 185 lbs
Weight Lost: 85 lbs
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 07/15/2014
Surgery Date: 01/07/2015
Hospital Stay: 1 Day
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
vsgredesignme's Bariatric Surgeon
Lawrence & Memorial PA Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgery
4 Shaws Cove
New London, New Jersey 07601