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Wow, so I just sent my questionnaire to Omar last Thursday and he just called. He said Dr. Kelly is going to be calling in 1-15min! I wish I had some questions prepared! Anyone around?

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Sorry.....I just logged in. Did he answer all of your questions? What do you feel that you would have liked more information on?

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Darn, wish I had seen your post earlier! Hope you had a good talk with him. Even though you didn't have any specific questions, I'm sure Dr. Kelly was able to put you mind to rest in many ways. He's very good with patients (even better in person!).

If you think of more questions now though, I'm sure he'll be happy to answer by email, or even by phone again!

I had a long list of questions to ask, but many of them were quite technical in nature, as I have a medical background. I asked about:

- his rate of complications (leaks, infection, clots, deaths etc.)

- how many VSGs he had performed, and for how many years

- did he use prophylactic blood thinners to prevent post-op clotting

- average % weight loss of his patients after surgery (approximate)

- does he oversew his staples (yes!)

- what size bougie does he use (36 Fr)

- is there good support for pre-op and post-op diet instructions?

And many more.....

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Thanks webchickadee! He was great on the phone. Getting excited to schedule!

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Just went to read your blog - my birthday is October 21st! I am a couple of years older though.

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Ah, my blog is woefully lagging behind! I'm spending too much time here on VST! LOL

Maybe I'll do a little updating....

:)

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Yes, update! I scheduled my surgery for June 14th, maybe I should start one!

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