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About almalce

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  • Birthday 07/23/1979

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    had Lap Band 2008 no success will be going through removal of band 08/15/16 and preparing for sleeve
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I had lap band surgery August 2008 weighing 280 lbs. I lost about 35 lbs within a year had adjustments and really not much success within 2 years had personal trainer and I was excersicing 6 days a week. After much frustration never went back for any other adjustments lost my insurance and so on gained the weight I had lost and than some. Las year I started the research about the gastric sleeve and have been really excited about it and at one point had no insurance no job and continued with my research. I finally got a job and got insurance now the process began.  Got a PCP that would really not listen to me fired him and got me a new one.  My new PCP listened tod all my concerns and to my enthusiasm about having the band removed and getting correction to the sleeve my journey began. Started all my appointments with the Bariatric DR April 2016.  When I finally got approval for my band to be removed I got laid off and lost my insurance just being a few days away from surgery.  I was so sad but did not give up.  Applied for LA CARE and got approved. Called my PCP and had him send all documentation to new insurance.  On July 8th got a call that they had approved for me to see my new DR. Oh boy was I excited did not hesitate and made that call. When I called they said that they could probably not get me in until a couple weeks and y where taking my information someone called and cancelled an appointment and they got me in the next day!!!!  Boy was I in luck! Now I have my lap band removal scheduled for August 15, 2016 and am waiting for new approval for my sleeve to get done.  will keep everyone posted with my progress............

Age: 38
Height: 0 feet
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Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 05/26/2016
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Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: n/a
almalce's Bariatric Surgeon
The N.E.W. Program Satellite Office
150 North Robertson Blvd.
Suite 150
Beverly Hills, California 92660