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Hi Everyone,

I've been involved in Geisinger's 6 month Bariatric Surgery Program and will be going for surgery this Monday, August 6th in Geisinger Danville. I didn't think I would see many other NEPA ppl on here.

How did it go for you? i think i will be involved in the same program.

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I originally planned on going to Hazelton, but found out they don't accept my insurance. I ended up going through St. Lukes, which it had been my first experience using them for anything (I live near Tamaqua/Hamburg but always go through Lehigh Valley). The dr is amazing, the nurses and the staff at the hospital were fabulous. I can't recommend them enough!

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hi! I am from nepa as well. I am 5 months post op. I was sleeved with dr Gerhart at general hospital in Wilkes barre. I am down 53lb and it has been te best thing I have ever done! it's amazing how my life has changed. I have blue cross anthem and did not have to wait 6 months. I went to my first seminar in feb.. went to my first dr appt march 15 and I had surgery may 16! it was a quick 2 months :) I had to get blood work, egd scope done of my stomach and also ultra sound of all my organs. I ended up having gallstones so he removed my gallbladder while I had the sleeve surgery.

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hi! I am from nepa as well. I am 5 months post op. I was sleeved with dr Gerhart at general hospital in Wilkes barre. I am down 53lb and it has been te best thing I have ever done! it's amazing how my life has changed. I have blue cross anthem and did not have to wait 6 months. I went to my first seminar in feb.. went to my first dr appt march 15 and I had surgery may 16! it was a quick 2 months :) I had to get blood work, egd scope done of my stomach and also ultra sound of all my organs. I ended up having gallstones so he removed my gallbladder while I had the sleeve surgery.

I recognize this post is super old but I'm getting sleeve surgery at Wilkes Barre general from dr.neale in 12 days and was looking to see how your experience was?

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Hey - how did your surgery go? I'm also from nepa and was considering gerhart for the sleeve. I haven't made my first appt yet.

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I'm in Oregon now and don't know about surgeons, but I just wanted to say that I grew up in Lewisburg :)

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It take 6 months I have to pay $375 because your Insurance doesn't pay for that. It's for the classes that you gonna be taking and the books they gonna give you I went through it 3 times chickened out 3 times this is my 4th time and I finally got my head on straight and I really wanted done and now I passed the green light for both Psychiatrist and I passed the Nutritionist class gave me the green light also so now I'm waiting for a letter from the doctor and then I will be seen the doctor February 1st to tell me when to come in for surgery I'm excited and nervous at the same time so far I lost 24.5 in half out

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And this time you are committed to going through? If so congratulations and the best of luck on February 1st with your future surgeon!😷

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