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regina r

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About regina r

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  • Birthday 10/11/1988

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Hey hey!! I was qualified for VSG surgery for 6.22.20, but tested positive for Covid19 two days before surgery. I was kind of bratty (too myself) and took myself off the liquid diet and ate everything in site for a bit, gaining back the weight I had lost. Luckily, I didn't have to wait too long before I was rescheduled for surgery though. I actually had VSG on 7.27.20 with Dr. Stephen Boyce in Knoxville, TN. I stayed at the hospital for one night with my husband and have had an easy recovery so far with no complications. I did not suffer from gas or very much pain at all post-op. I was self-pay because our insurance through my husband's work does not cover Bariatric surgeries. I wanted RNY but was a smoker at the time and my surgeon does not perform RNY on smokers or former smokers due to complication risks. RNY was $22, 000 so I saved out of pocket costs by choosing sleeve for $17,750. I look forward to connecting with you all and learning some new tricks to succeed as I read through the posts.

Age: 31
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Starting Weight: 252 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 242 lbs
Current Weight: 215 lbs
Goal Weight: 150 lbs
Weight Lost: 37 lbs
BMI: 35
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit:
Surgery Date: 07/27/2020
Hospital Stay: 1 Day
Surgery Funding: Self Paid
Insurance Outcome: Not covered
regina r's Bariatric Surgeon
New Life Center For Bariatric Surgery
200 Fort Sanders West Blvd.
Bldg 1, Suite 200
Knoxville, Tennessee 37922