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  1. ohgeeasleeve

    Dr. Frenzel

    My first consultation with Dr. frenzel is coming up this week. It’s a whirlwind of emotions. I don’t know what to expect, but I’m excited to take this journey. Any advice?
  2. ohgeeasleeve

    Dr. Frenzel

    I paid $4500, plus travel costs to fly there for my egd and surgery/recovery which was around $500. Still better than anything locally. You do have to stay on his office staff though.
  3. ohgeeasleeve

    Dr. Frenzel

    Incredible. I really like Dr c and Henry. I was sleeved 11/30 and I’m down 45 pounds
  4. ohgeeasleeve

    Where you were sleeved?

    Arlington, tx Dr. Clayton Frenzel
  5. I know Dr. Borland does surgery and then you recover at a hotel, how was your experience with this? I’m having surgery in my doctors surgical center and then recovering in the hotel that evening. I have a post op the next day and then I can leave the following day. I’m not using dr Borland, but that’s the surgical and post operative plan for my sleeve. Any advice on how your recovery in a similar situation went would be appreciated. Getting sleeved 11/30 in Dallas.
  6. ohgeeasleeve

    any November 2017 sleevers?

    I got the call today. November 30!
  7. ohgeeasleeve

    November sleevers

    November 30!
  8. I’m growing increasingly impatient. I finished all of my preop 10 days ago and still don’t have a date. I know it takes time, but I’m just anxious to have a date!
  9. ohgeeasleeve

    How long did you wait for a date?

    Heard from the financial director today, I’ll have a date by the end of the week!
  10. ohgeeasleeve

    How long did you wait for a date?

    Thanks everyone. I’m self paying.
  11. If insurance doesn't cover my surgery, I want to do the option of having my hiatal hernia repaired and billed to insurance and I'll self pay for my sleeve. If you did this, how was your experience? How long did it take for approval, and who did you use? I appreciate anyone taking the time to give me advice
  12. ohgeeasleeve

    Payment plan?

    Did your doctor allow you to make payments or were you strictly cash pay up front? Insurance is covering part of my surgery, and I have to pay the other $5000 in cash. They had pamphlets for prosper so I’m assuming it’s paid upfront or financed, but just curious about everyone’s situation.
  13. How long after your egd and successful diagnosis with the hiatal hernia was surgery scheduled?
  14. ohgeeasleeve

    For hiatal hernia patients

    Initially, I was curious about the sleeve. Now I'm curious about both. I'm seeing a surgeon in Arlington.
  15. ohgeeasleeve

    For hiatal hernia patients

    Thank you. For the sake of curiosity, Who did you use?
  16. ohgeeasleeve

    For hiatal hernia patients

    I suppose that varies from surgeon to surgeon. It's required for my surgeon and the last part of my preop.
  17. My brother in law used him!! I’m going a different route, but he had fantastic care.
  18. ohgeeasleeve


    I had my first appointment, I heard a lot of things about my doctors office staff, but everyone I’ve come in contact with has been fantastic. Just scheduled my egd to check for ulcers/hernia etc. I’m a little nervous about that. Any advice? My stress test will be the same day.
  19. ohgeeasleeve

    Self Pay, Hernia, and Complication Questions!

    Can I ask what you paid? I checked the website but didn't see pricing listed.
  20. ohgeeasleeve

    First health network ppo

    How does this plan work? Does anyone have experience using First Healths network as a secondary insurance? Ik my plan won't cover surgery, but going within their ppo network would that take a portion off?
  21. Ive been following your story! Congratulations! I started following you because I was using the same surgeon with a similar situation, and I continued to follow it and pray for you. You look fantastic and I appreciate you giving a little bit of yourself for those of us on this side of our journey. I creeped the site before finally joining to contribute. 🤣
  22. ohgeeasleeve

    How long does a "free" insurance check take?

    I took your advice. The first office I called the woman was apologetic and said that somehow I got lost in her paperwork and she forgot to forward my info to the insurance verifier and that she was doing it now and I'd hear back today. This was at 1:30. Glad I followed up!
  23. Ive submitted my information to three different surgeons and no one has gotten back to me.