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:)I am in Murfreesboro Tn and my Dr Westmoreland. Surgery date Oct 5 2013

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Jodi -glad to hear all went well. Were you happy with your experience at the hospital? I know we have different docs, but since we'll both be at Centennial Women & Children's hospital, I'd like to hear how things went!

Good luck to everyone! I'm under 3 months now - just counting down to December!

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Hi everyone! I'm just outside of Knoxville. I was sleeved in MX by Dr Aceves 10/8/10 at 282lbs and I'm around 129 now. My best friend is being sleeved by Dr Boyce in the new year (we haven't gotten his date yet) so we are looking forward to that. Any experience with him and his staff?

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Chattanooga

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SouthernSleever, I was sleeved by Dr. Boyce's associate Dr. Williams this past summer. The office staff is great -- the insurance coordinator really knows her stuff and stays on top of things. The dieticians are also great and will give an extremely thorough (and strict) plan for post-surgery eating and exercise.

Your friend will have to do either a 2 or 4 week pre-op diet, depending on BMI. They require that you use foods purchased from their office. Honestly, some of the food was so bad I couldn't eat it and substituted other stuff with a similar nutritional profile. The stuff they sold that I found good/tolerable: Protein chips, hot chocolate, Protein Bars, cold Cereal, Soups. The truly horrible stuff: Pasta dishes, Cookies, hot cereal, shakes.< /p>

They will also want your friend to buy their special Vitamins - I found them nasty and gritty and bought Wellesse liquid vitamins for the first four weeks post-surgery and took those instead of the powder vitamins that the office sells.

The care at Tennova Turkey Creek is top notch - everyone gets a large private room and lots of attention from the nurses. Let me know if you have any more specific questions :)

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Waverly Tn here! Surgery to be March/April 2014!!

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I'm in Knoxville and just got sleeved on Wednesday by Dr. Williams. :)

Dr Williams at VUMC??? I'm aiming at late Feb/early March. I'm so excited. Oh, I'm in Columbia.....

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I'm in Lebanon, TN and I'm going to have surgery with Dr Williams at Vanderbilt Surgical Weight Loss Center, hopefully in December :) Has anyone else seen Dr Williams?

I am preop but so far I love him! I'm a nurse and a hard sell too. His heart is def in right place.

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I'm in Knoxville and just got sleeved on Wednesday by Dr. Williams. :)

Dr Williams at VUMC??? I'm aiming at late Feb/early March. I'm so excited. Oh, I'm in Columbia.....

Nope, different Dr. Williams, but I have heard fantastic things about your guy too!

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Nope, different Dr. Williams, but I have heard fantastic things about your guy too!

How's it going? How are you feeling?

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How's it going? How are you feeling?

I'm just over six months out now and I feel great. I had a really easy recovery and no complications. I've tolerated all the food that I've tried and I've kept within my program's dietary guidelines. I'm so happy I did this!

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