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HatheryOnHerWay

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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About HatheryOnHerWay

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    Bariatric Master
  • Birthday 11/27/1983

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    http://selfpaysleeve.blogspot.com

About Me

  • Biography
    Animal lover, vegetarian, liberal, and a little too opinionated for my own good.
  • Gender
    Female
  • City
    Sun Prairie
  • State
    WI
  • Zip Code
    53590

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[color=rgb(51,51,51)][font='Open Sans'][background=rgb(249,249,249)]Just wanted to finally post my experience with Dr.[/background][/font][/color] Borland [color=rgb(51,51,51)][font='Open Sans'][background=rgb(249,249,249)]in Louisiana. I chose him because his self-pay price was only 9800 (my hubby wasn't comfortable with Mexico!) and he does the surgery outpatient (I had no desire to stay in the hospital) [/background][/font][/color]

[color=rgb(51,51,51)][font='Open Sans'][background=rgb(249,249,249)]His receptionist isn't the friendliest woman in the world, but she does answer all questions you have. You get your pre-op testing done at home with your own doc. From the time I inquired about surgery to the date of my surgery was less than 1 month. [/background][/font][/color][color=rgb(51,51,51)][font='Open Sans'][background=rgb(249,249,249)] :)[/background][/font][/color][color=rgb(51,51,51)][font='Open Sans'][background=rgb(249,249,249)] [/background][/font][/color]

[color=rgb(51,51,51)][font='Open Sans'][background=rgb(249,249,249)]You choose and pay for the hotel you stay at. I flew into New Orleans, and the drive to New Iberia was a few hours. You can also fly into Lafayette but its much more expensive. After surgery, Dr. [/background][/font][/color]Borland [color=rgb(51,51,51)][font='Open Sans'][background=rgb(249,249,249)]visits you at your hotel several times per day.[/background][/font][/color]

[color=rgb(51,51,51)][font='Open Sans'][background=rgb(249,249,249)]The surgery is done at the New Iberia Surgery Center. It's not super high-tech looking inside, but the nurse was very kind and competent and the whole surgery itself was a breeze. [/background][/font][/color]

[color=rgb(51,51,51)][font='Open Sans'][background=rgb(249,249,249)]Dr. [/background][/font][/color]Borland[color=rgb(51,51,51)][font='Open Sans'][background=rgb(249,249,249)] does not use a drain, and sent me back to my hotel with these inflatable stocking things to use to avoid blood clots. He prescribes liquid Vicodin for pain (I didn't use it--couldn't keep it down) and a suppository that helps with nausea and also puts you to sleep. My pain was very minimal; my biggest problem the first few days was vomiting up when I tried to drink. [/background][/font][/color]

[color=rgb(51,51,51)][font='Open Sans'][background=rgb(249,249,249)]I had surgery on Thursday and flew home to Wisconsin on Sunday with no trouble. Dr. [/background][/font][/color]Borland[color=rgb(51,51,51)][font='Open Sans'][background=rgb(249,249,249)] is available by cell whenever I need him, and always helps me out with questions. [/background][/font][/color]

[color=rgb(51,51,51)][font='Open Sans'][background=rgb(249,249,249)]If you're looking for an affordable surgeon in the US, I would definitely recommend Dr. [/background][/font][/color]Borland.[color=rgb(51,51,51)][font='Open Sans'][background=rgb(249,249,249)] He is top notch. He even gives you a flash drive with a video of your procedure, if you want to watch your sleeve be born [/background][/font][/color][color=rgb(51,51,51)][font='Open Sans'][background=rgb(249,249,249)] :)[/background][/font][/color][color=rgb(51,51,51)][font='Open Sans'][background=rgb(249,249,249)] [/background][/font][/color]

[color=rgb(51,51,51)][font='Open Sans'][background=rgb(249,249,249)]Feel free to PM me if you have any questions!! And no, I was not paid to write this review. Haha [/background][/font][/color]

Age: 36
Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Starting Weight: 288 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 191 lbs
Goal Weight: 155 lbs
Weight Lost: 97 lbs
BMI: 29.9
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 01/01/1970
Surgery Date: 05/22/2013
Hospital Stay: Outpatient
Surgery Funding: Self Paid
Insurance Outcome: n/a
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