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Hey all, my insurance doesnt cover bariatric surgery so I started looking else where, i didn't want to travel to Mexico. I wanted to stay in the US. I found dr. morris washington. I have my surgery date set for september 12th.

Everyones questioning why its so cheap so i asked. Here was the reply:

Ok ....why it's so cheap. Our bariatric program here at Conway Medical Center with Dr. Washington is new. Our former bariatric surgeon left this area about 1.5 years ago. The hospital recruited Dr. Washington from his practice in NJ (Freehold I think). Our facility was previously a Center of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery with the former surgeon. When he left, we lost that special accreditation (b/c we had no one to do the surgeries and you have to do so many in a certain time frame to keep it current). For our new program we are in the process of obtaining our new Center of Excellence. In order to be in compliance with this program however, you have to do 125 bariatric surgeries over a certain time frame. The hospital administration decided to discount the self pay price for the surgeries so that we could hopefully get to that number sooner rather than later as that is the only requirement of the excellence program that is not already in place.

I also asked is he board certified and here is the reply:

Dr. Washington is board certified and he is even a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. (extra training/certification) You can see all of his credentials, bio information, etc. on our website financing through chase advanced medical (i think thats what its called...not positive) and i was approved for 7000. If anyone has any questions feel free to ask me. I'm very confident with my decision to choose Dr. Washington. (he's in south carolina by the way-and its a 12 day visit if your out of town).

Good luck!!!

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Omg!!! My father in law had his surgery by him in freehold. He used to be in NYC and is one of the sleeve pioneers. You are really lucky to get him for this price!!!!!

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Yea!! his staff is amazing too. I haven't personally spoken with him yet but I feel very confident with my decision and i'm thrilled with the price. I read that he was in NJ and his girls told me that. I'm so excited :)

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How did your FIL do with the surgery luvrkb????

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He did perfect. Lost almost 200#. No complications. Said felt tired for 2 days and then better than ever. He is the reason I am getting it done.

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Awesome and congrats!

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I live about 4 hours away from Conway, SC, so I will be going to his office on April 9th for the consultation. I'm getting married to my best friend in May and have decided to trim the wedding down to close friends and family so that we will be able to use the extra money towards the surgery. I have heard great things about Dr. Washington and am so excited that I found him instead of going to Mexico for the price. Are the surgery dates all the way out to September? To say that I am excited is a complete understatement.

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Hey Meredith! 1st congrats on getting married!!! It's wonderful having your best friend there beside you :-)

Ok... Have you spoken to his office about the price? You may already have set all that up but I did just hear that they are no longer doing it for 8000. Just might wanna double check :-)

I had my consult March 1st and set my surgery date that day which is April 25. It all happened fast for me. His nurse did tell me they were filling up fast but I HOPE things go fast for you too!!!

please keep us updated :-)

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I plan on giving his office a call in the morning to make sure things are a go. Thanks for letting me know. Good luck on your surgery! My aunt had it done in Mexico last June and has lost 100+ pounds and looks amazing!!

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I heard about him a while back. He has been getting a LOT of attention on a couple of other WLS forums. I have heard good things! Good luck everyone!

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Congratulations on getting a great doctor at a great price! :)

I remember Conway, SC. I lived down that way back in the mid 90's. It's not far at all from Myrtle Beach. :)

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I had surgery with Dr. Washington on October 18, 2011. He and his staff and the hospital staff were great! I have no regrets and had no complications. Look at my ticker for weight lost.

Good luck to you!

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