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HI,

I just had my surgery by Dr. Minkin in July and my husband did his August! He is the bomb...just let me know if you'd like to chat about it! Tracy w (St. Peters)

Tracy - I'd love to talk. The only person in the area i know that had the surgery went to Mexico and has suffered serious complications due to the surgeon's mistake.

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I'm in St. Louis, too!

Hi Tracy!

I am in St. Louis as well, south county. I had my surgery with Dr. Varela at Barnes. So excited to see more STL people here, I thought I was the only one!

Kristina

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Wow, so many st Louis folks....go Cards! Sarah did you know that My New Self has a support group on the 2nd and 4th Thurs of the month? Tracy

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Wow, so many st Louis folks....go Cards! Sarah did you know that My New Self has a support group on the 2nd and 4th Thurs of the month? Tracy

I did not know that. Im about 40 minutes from the hospital. Think i will use this forum for most of my support. But good to know.

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Tracy - I'd love to talk. The only person in the area i know that had the surgery went to Mexico and has suffered serious complications due to the surgeon's mistake.

Can you tell us who the surgeon is and the circumstances behind the mistake? I am considering going to MX and want all the up front info I can get! :) thanks!

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A male doctor in nuevo laredo. I can ask her his name. He left an insoluble stich in her stomach. She did not have any follow ups here in the US. She got sick and was not at a bariatric hospital and it took them a bit to figure it out. So after leakage problems and being in and out of the hospitals for months they finally had to remove her entire stomach. I think if her docotr had told her to do follow ups here it might have been caught earlier. She says it is a mistake any doctor could have made. After everything she went through, she said she would have done the surgery all over again. It has made that big of a difference in her life. That is why i am doing it.

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