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New to the group so thought I'd post. Surgery on May 28th, 2013 with Dr. Arthur Carlin at Henry Ford Detroit. SO happy with choice in surgeon!

I was also refered to HF detroit, not that particular doc though. Did you have any problems? , swallowing, acid reflex?? Any info woyld be,appreciated

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New to the group so thought I'd post. Surgery on May 28th, 2013 with Dr. Arthur Carlin at Henry Ford Detroit. SO happy with choice in surgeon!

I was also refered to HF detroit, not that particular doc though. Did you have any problems? , swallowing, acid reflex?? Any info woyld be,appreciated

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Hi shelbys mom - I have had no problems at nearing 3 years post-op. No regrets either. Never an issue with swallowing and since I had surgery, I have no longer experienced acid reflux (which I had pretty bad prior). I am currently 8 months pregnant and still to this day have had NO heartburn. Up until I became pregnant, I had no issues maintaining my weight loss. Now I am gaining for the baby, but mine has been totally within normal range and I am confident I will be able to lose it once baby arrives. Any further questions, don't hesitate to reach out! Always happy to discuss VSG! :)

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New to the group so thought I'd post. Surgery on May 28th, 2013 with Dr. Arthur Carlin at Henry Ford Detroit. SO happy with choice in surgeon!

I was also refered to HF detroit, not that particular doc though. Did you have any problems? , swallowing, acid reflex?? Any info woyld be,appreciated

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Hi shelbys mom - I have had no problems at nearing 3 years post-op. No regrets either. Never an issue with swallowing and since I had surgery, I have no longer experienced acid reflux (which I had pretty bad prior). I am currently 8 months pregnant and still to this day have had NO heartburn. Up until I became pregnant, I had no issues maintaining my weight loss. Now I am gaining for the baby, but mine has been totally within normal range and I am confident I will be able to lose it once baby arrives. Any further questions, don't hesitate to reach out! Always happy to discuss VSG! :)

Thank you. This is all good to hear. Dr carlin was one doc thar was reffered to me, also dr. GAWNAU. Have u heard of him? I,think he is dr. Carlins partner, not sure. Im 57 and a bit scared, my bmi is 34, which mt ibsurance say 35 and up. However I have high BP, the beginnings od arthritis in my knees. So no regrets???

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New to the group so thought I'd post. Surgery on May 28th, 2013 with Dr. Arthur Carlin at Henry Ford Detroit. SO happy with choice in surgeon!

I was also refered to HF detroit, not that particular doc though. Did you have any problems? , swallowing, acid reflex?? Any info woyld be,appreciated

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Hi shelbys mom - I have had no problems at nearing 3 years post-op. No regrets either. Never an issue with swallowing and since I had surgery, I have no longer experienced acid reflux (which I had pretty bad prior). I am currently 8 months pregnant and still to this day have had NO heartburn. Up until I became pregnant, I had no issues maintaining my weight loss. Now I am gaining for the baby, but mine has been totally within normal range and I am confident I will be able to lose it once baby arrives. Any further questions, don't hesitate to reach out! Always happy to discuss VSG! :)

Thank you. This is all good to hear. Dr carlin was one doc thar was reffered to me, also dr. GAWNAU. Have u heard of him? I,think he is dr. Carlins partner, not sure. Im 57 and a bit scared, my bmi is 34, which mt ibsurance say 35 and up. However I have high BP, the beginnings od arthritis in my knees. So no regrets???

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Yes, Dr. Genaw is another surgeon who works alongside Dr. Carlin, and from my understanding, he and Dr. Carlin are both very equal and competent when it comes to performing this surgery. I chose Dr. Carlin just by chance, so I cannot speak on Dr. Genaw's personality. I just know that Dr. Carlin had excellent bedside manner and he was very encouraging throughout the entire process. So I would imagine Dr. Genaw would be similar.

My starting weight was 311 lbs and I got down to 165 lbs which I easily maintained for 2.5 years. I'm hoping once I have my baby I can get back to that weight. But being three years post-op, my stomach is still pretty tight and I can only eat small portions of food; so this tells me that Dr. Carlin performed the surgery very well!

But as I tell everyone, this surgery is no easy way out. People do have complications (albeit rare), and not everyone sees awesome results. I feel like my success was a result of me researching for almost a year, understanding what was expected of me, and also a result of having such a great surgeon. I knew that I still had to put in the work in order for this procedure to be a success.

I personally know people who have had this surgery and thought they would just lose weight and they could continue to eat the foods they ate prior. Sadly, these people have regained quite a bit, if not all of their weight back and are very unhappy. No matter what your age, you have to go into this with an open mind and be willing to change everything about your lifestyle; the way you eat and the way you live.

Do you have a surgery date yet? Or are you still waiting on insurance approval?

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Any recent VSG patients of Dr Jamokay Taylor's? I'm scheduled for VSG on July 11th

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New to the group so thought I'd post. Surgery on May 28th, 2013 with Dr. Arthur Carlin at Henry Ford Detroit. SO happy with choice in surgeon!

Im having Ganaw, his partner. I hear good thi ga about both.

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New to the group so thought I'd post. Surgery on May 28th, 2013 with Dr. Arthur Carlin at Henry Ford Detroit. SO happy with choice in surgeon!

I was also refered to HF detroit, not that particular doc though. Did you have any problems? , swallowing, acid reflex?? Any info woyld be,appreciated

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Hi shelbys mom - I have had no problems at nearing 3 years post-op. No regrets either. Never an issue with swallowing and since I had surgery, I have no longer experienced acid reflux (which I had pretty bad prior). I am currently 8 months pregnant and still to this day have had NO heartburn. Up until I became pregnant, I had no issues maintaining my weight loss. Now I am gaining for the baby, but mine has been totally within normal range and I am confident I will be able to lose it once baby arrives. Any further questions, don't hesitate to reach out! Always happy to discuss VSG! :)

Thank you. This is all good to hear. Dr carlin was one doc thar was reffered to me, also dr. GAWNAU. Have u heard of him? I,think he is dr. Carlins partner, not sure. Im 57 and a bit scared, my bmi is 34, which mt ibsurance say 35 and up. However I have high BP, the beginnings od arthritis in my knees. So no regrets???

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Yes, Dr. Genaw is another surgeon who works alongside Dr. Carlin, and from my understanding, he and Dr. Carlin are both very equal and competent when it comes to performing this surgery. I chose Dr. Carlin just by chance, so I cannot speak on Dr. Genaw's personality. I just know that Dr. Carlin had excellent bedside manner and he was very encouraging throughout the entire process. So I would imagine Dr. Genaw would be similar.

My starting weight was 311 lbs and I got down to 165 lbs which I easily maintained for 2.5 years. I'm hoping once I have my baby I can get back to that weight. But being three years post-op, my stomach is still pretty tight and I can only eat small portions of food; so this tells me that Dr. Carlin performed the surgery very well!

But as I tell everyone, this surgery is no easy way out. People do have complications (albeit rare), and not everyone sees awesome results. I feel like my success was a result of me researching for almost a year, understanding what was expected of me, and also a result of having such a great surgeon. I knew that I still had to put in the work in order for this procedure to be a success.

I personally know people who have had this surgery and thought they would just lose weight and they could continue to eat the foods they ate prior. Sadly, these people have regained quite a bit, if not all of their weight back and are very unhappy. No matter what your age, you have to go into this with an open mind and be willing to change everything about your lifestyle; the way you eat and the way you live.

Do you have a surgery date yet? Or are you still waiting on insurance approval?

Have been approved. I have the psychological appt on 8/18 then appt with Dr. GANAW on,the 31st. Ecxited, and nervous

Dr Nagel in Petoskey. I'm surprised there's not more Michigan activity! Working at the hospital I know there are LOTS of Bariatric patients out there!! ;)

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