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My surgery was done by Dr Lee Scmitt at St Vincent's East Hospital in Birmingham, AL. The staff at both the doctor's office and hospital is wonderful. Both doctor and facility is a Bariatric Center of Excellence. My insurance requires that we have to use a center of excellence facillity to be covered. :D We have a monthly support group which is great.

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Hello. My surgeon was Dr. David Kim and I had surgery at Forest Park Medical Center at Dallas, Texas. Dr. Kim is fantastic and made the experience so much better than it could have been. He is very experienced and has an extremely good bedside manner. The hospital was state of the art. I would highly recommend surgeon and hospital to anyone.

I'm a Fort Worthian scheduled with Dr. David Kim on February 28th also at Forest park Medical Center. This was music to my ears!! He was recommended by a friend of a friend and then I started seeing his commercials and billboards which made me a bit nervous. After meeting him though, I feel the same about his bedside manner (so far). I'm looking forward to following your journey!

-Kelly

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I used the gorgeous and extremely experienced Dr. Wade Barker. I was self-pay so I went to Forest Park Med. Ctr. in Dallas. His staff is also great to work with. He has a monthly support group, but I don't go to it as I live an hour away.

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Surgery was at Fountain Valley Regional in Southern CA. Surgeon was Dr Mir Ali. I was his 10th sleeve operation, and I've had a wonderful recovery. I was in the hospital for 2 days. Hospital staff was attentive. No Wifi at hospital. Dr office was very business as usual.

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My surgeon is Dr. Nowzaradan and I am having my surgery at University General Hosptial. My doctor was featured on TLC/ Discovery, as he performed weight loss surgery on the Half Ton Teen. I really like him and his staff is very caring! He is a revision specialist, so that was very important to me since I have lapband complications. I will let you know more after my revision.

I googled your Dr.'s name only because I have been looking for an experienced and reputable revision surgeon, and was surprised when this article came up among the first 3 listings in the search.

http://tyler.injuryboard.com/miscellaneous/death-in-gastric-bypass-surgery-results-in-wrongful-death-medical-malpractice-lawsuit.aspx?googleid=214112

Just kind of surprised me I guess.... Sounds like you had a good experience, but he has a few skeletons in his closet.

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Hi there. . my doctor was Ramiro "sonny' Cavazos at NE Baptist Hospital, San Antonio, TX . . . cost was $15,500 which was self pay and included 3 day stay at Foundations Hospital, the anesthesia, and all staff also 1 year of follow up care and support group and all the counsel you need. . . can't get better then that!

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My doctor is Dr. Clayton Frenzel. Great guy, knowledgeable, and seems to honestly care. Spends a great deal of time answering questions and never seems in a hurry. Called him one Sunday apologetically because all calls go straight to his cell phone. He laughed and said I'm a surgeon and I don't take days off and if one of my patients has a problem they talk to me and not an answering service. Nice guy!

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Hello, I can see how this can be advantageous to someone..

My surgeon was Dr. Inman, Carmel, IN at St. Vincent Hospital, also a monthly support group.

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My name is Tayna and I was sleeved on December 21, 2010 by Doctor Keith Chung surgery was done at Women's and Childrens Medical Center in Lake Charles, LA "yes they operate on men at this hospital as well" They even have a bariatrics floor for there patiants..

He was recommended by a friend, and after having the problems I had with Doctor Felix Spiegel I decided to go to a different doctor "office wasn't to clear on what steps I needed to take for insurance and never called to do any follow ups during my supervised diet" Doctor Chungs staff have been amazing every step of the way. They took great care in getting to know there patients and I would recommend them to anyone out there look for a surgeon in or around the Houston area. He is a perfect 10 in my book.. He sits and goes over every question I have and he has made follow up his number one concern. Even before surgery I got calls asking me how things were going and letting me know what was left on my end before they could submit.

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I googled your Dr.'s name only because I have been looking for an experienced and reputable revision surgeon, and was surprised when this article came up among the first 3 listings in the search.

http://tyler.injuryb...googleid=214112

Just kind of surprised me I guess.... Sounds like you had a good experience, but he has a few skeletons in his closet.

I did research and knew about this, but if you read the article, it says that the patient would not go in for aftercare. He called her several times and she would not go in. He has never had a leak and has done many revisions. He also takes on patients (like me) that no one else will. For that I am very thankful. I had ten doctor offices basically hang up on me when I told them of my lapband complications. I had a very difficult revision and Dr. Now did an excellent job.

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Dr. Fang, St. Luke's Medical Center in Phoenix, Az. Dr. Fang is great, very nice, a little quiet, but he seems to really know what he's doing. The hospital was good too. It's an older hospital, but I thought it was fine. The recovery room nurse sucked (but I was only there for an hour, so it wasn't horrible), but all my other nurses were great! From check in on the day of surgery and check out I was there just about 24 hours. Great doc, good facility. I would recommend them!

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Dr. Ramous Kelly! Wonderful, caring, compassionate man. Impressive Resume...much of his education was in the states. He speaks perfect English.

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Dr. Ramiro "Sonny" Cavazos of the Center for Medical and Surgical Weight Loss at Northeast Baptist Hospital in San Antonio. However I had my surgery at Foundation Hospital. The facilities and care were excellent as is Dr. Cavazos. He is an outstanding surgeon and a kind and gentle person.

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