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Repeatingthoughts

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  1. Does anyone have a September date? I am hopeful to have surgery in September. Revision from an experimental transoral surgery to DS.
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    September 2019 🍂🍁

    how is everyone doing? ready for surgery?
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    Dr Pushing for sleeve

    Yes and I left the practice lol. Actually, I was never told my surgeon only does vsg. I found out after a Bariatric class...my new surgery group are pro ds and sips. I will speak to your doctor and let them know what you want!
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    September 2019 🍂🍁

    Hi Krimson. I agree. I thought the same thing as well. Working out and getting ready. It isn’t silly at all. I think is great. Yesss we can be surgery buddies. I am thinking I will have a January date as well and I am okay with that for sure. Where are you in the process ?
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    September 2019 🍂🍁

    I agree with you 1000 percent. Studies have shown it downs really mean much.
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    September 2019 🍂🍁

    ahh good luck everyone, my path totally changed with my new bariatric group. I wont be joining the September team. Perhaps, I will be a December snowboarder or a January change your life high roller... No matter what the insurance protocols are, my doctor demands a 6 month weight in. Thus far I have 2 months under my belt. I wont be able to have my final surgery date until November, than I have to have labs done 30 days prior to surgery. I must say, I was disappointing at first but the group at Lenox Hill (NYC) hospital offers a lot of support and state that they do not want to see patients fail. I didn't have this support with my last surgery, need all the help i can get. Also I am scheduled for a host of new exams my 2nd surgeon didn't care for. Also I had to sign a document re: you will not receive a surgery date until all preop is completed! lol To do list: Pulmonary test--Friday, August 23, 2019 1:15 PM EDT Sleep Apnea consultation-Wednesday, July 24, 2019 1:15 PM Upper GI ----- August 26th 8am Nutritional class August 13th 1130am Nutritional one on one August 21st 1pm Completed testing: Abdominal ultrasound, psych clearance, endoscopy, echogram, PCP clearance and initial Blood work,
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    September 2019 🍂🍁

    Morning team! Going in for my endoscopy today. Ahhh finally wanting to know if my pouch stretched which I am sure it has! It’s been 11 years since my last Bariatric surgery. Also suffer from bad heartburn. I’ll keep y’all posted once I have my results. Spoke to the patient coordinator yesterday, my echogram results have not yet been reviewed. Ahhh. Hopefully it is done this week.
  8. Agreed! I have GERD and was told stay away from the sleeve. Look into this site lots of people get their sleeve revised to bypass due to acid reflux. I left my first surgeon’s office because of this. He only does sleeves and I quickly left lol
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    September 2019 🍂🍁

    Good luck everyone! I am due for my endoscopy this coming Tuesday yahoo. Completed most of my pre-ops. I have an appt with the nutritionist on the 30th of July and than I will meet surgeon Number 2. I also have my first consultation with my 3rd surgeon just to obtain his opinion and see if I opt to do my surgery through northwell/Lenox hill. September is also my bday month and would love for this to be a gift to myself!! Since I’ve paid so much money on copayments lol
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    September 2019 🍂🍁

    @thillman1987 you can do it? Are you trying anytime re: patches, SSRI, gum? Good luck. I hear smoking cessation is tough but you got this! @Mikeyy welcome! We shall hopefully all proceed with our surgeries during the best month of the year. I will surely have my last pumpkin latte before surgery lol.
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    September 2019 🍂🍁

    Had my ultrasound today re: check gallbladder and liver. 7/9 cardio 7/10 pcp medical clearance 7/13 psych 7/16 afternoon consultation with 3rd surgeon. First surgeon consultation sucked. Their website is misleading the doc I was scheduled to see only does sleeves and “we can also use a second option such as weight loss medication”. I was in his office for 5 minutes and seemed like he wasn’t interested in what I had to say. Later in the week I found out about him only doing sleeves via web seminar. I cancelled all my follow ups with him. Second surgeon I like but I don’t love (they are pushing me to do a bypass) and we shall see about the third surgeon. Third surgeon did my cousin’s lapband to RNY revision. She loves him! anyways just sharing my experience. I think is important to do your research and not just jump into something. I am all about vibes and being heard. 7/16 endoscopy during the morning. Still waiting for my second surgeon’s office to schedule my nutritionist appointment. If I don’t hear back by tomorrow. I’ll call Wednesday. i should be done with all my preop appointments by 7/20. Praying my insurance approves and I get to confirm my September date.
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    September 2019 🍂🍁

    Hi LMays!!! that great!! How are you feeling?
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    Journey To VSG (NYC Edition)

    great job curly!! you are almost there!!. I hear good things about metro plus and their process. I have emblem health through my job and the doctors are not up to date with the new requirements. https://www.emblemhealth.com/~/media/Files/PDF/_med_guidelines/MG_Bariatric_SX_c.pdf here is the link if anyone has emblem health and would like to see the new medical policies.
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    September 2019 🍂🍁

    Hi Frustr! I had a transoral bariatric surgery in 2009 that wasn't approved by FDA, as it was not working as they thought it would. I lost 100 lbs on my own! Working out and cutting out all the fried food i used to love and working out 6x a week. I was taking about 30k steps per day. Walking everywhere all the time. I maintained my weight loss for about 6 years....began fertility treatment which contribute to lots of weight gain, became pregnant and have struggled since, gained back almost all of my weight. HW 291=8, lowest 162, currently 250. Stopped working out, which doesn't help. i am doing revision to a surgery that gave me zero restriction. I am currently debating on going back to my original surgeon or a new one. I have a scheduled appointment with a new surgeon for consultation. Very excited to see him. Hope that helps! my surgeon suggest i do the bypass and i suggested he takes my suggestion of DS lol, which he agreed lol. The second surgeon is well known for DS and SIPS, so I am certain he will agree as well.
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    Journey To VSG (NYC Edition)

    good luck! i am also from nyc, debating between NYP/Columbia and Lenox Hill. I am doing all my preops in a few weeks. Endoscopy, cardio; stomach scan (gall bladder). I have a psych in a few days. i have Emblemhealth, requirements change, 6 months supervised weight loss is not longer needed! what insurance do you all have? best wishes with everything!
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    No requirements????

    That’s awesome! Congrats. May I ask, what insurance do you have ? I’m going for revision. I have emblem. They changed their recruitments last August to no longer needing a 6/7 month medically monitored weight loss “program”. My docs office were dumbfounded. I sent them the new policy which is easily found online via the provider policies. I had to forward them the info. Confirmed this via insurance advocate 3x. So annoying. I have all my appointments scheduled for the next few weeks. Hoping all goes well.
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