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Hey everyone!

Haven't been around here in a while (mainly because I couldn't stand the negativity- But that's a whole other topic for a different time :angry: )

Just wondering out of curiosity- Do any of you have weight loss surgeons that are morbidly Obese?

I have seen two surgeons (one did my LB surgery and the other one i switched to recently because he's closer to where I live so he has been doing my fills) and both of them are morbidly obese! I don't judge at all, I just find it sort of funny!

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Mine is very thin. My MIL use to have a very obese doctor that was against 'fat' people.

A funny story. My mIL dated a man she liked and when he stopped calling she decided, I have nothing to lose, so she called him. He said he liked thinner woman and his beer belly was massive!

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Skinny as a rail and the only person in his office that doesn't have the band.

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Skinny as a rail and the only person in his office that doesn't have the band.

Terry, now you mentioned the office staff. My doctor is in 2 hospitals. The one in Boston, where I had the band, his nurse and planner /booker are huge. Where I go for followups and groups meetings, they are all very thin and fit.

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Lol, my doctor is like dr McDreamy on Grays Anatomy! He is 100% a HUNK!!

The first time I saw him at the seminar was NO WAY! He is very nice though and his wife is his coordinator in the office.

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My doctor's partner has had the lap band himself and all the office staff that I have talked to have had it also.

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my dr is over 6ft tall, tall dark and handsome...not an ounce of fat on him.....

and he has a killer southern drawl.....NICE

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my dr is over 6ft tall, tall dark and handsome...not an ounce of fat on him.....

and he has a killer southern drawl.....NICE

A southern drawl!! My wicked bad Boston accent doesn't understand southern drawls, sorry. We talk different and have no 'R's in our alphabet.

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I have gone to five DRs all were thin.

Most of the office staff either had WLS or were planning on it.

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No, my doc is very slim ... And very handsome! The staff, not so much!

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Also his nurse practitioner is very very large (around 250-275 lbs I would assume) and kind of condescending about weight issues. :(

Again, I'm not judging at all! Just find it a bit ironic!

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When I was in online WW, there was a Bariatirc specialist who was there also, he weighed over 400 pounds if I remember correctly and was very defensive about it. Said "people came to him for what he knows, not what he does"

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My doctor is very slender.

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The practice I go to are two women doctors. Both are at a good healthy weight. Not super skinny, but not fat. The nurse that weighs me and check me out first is bigger than me. There are a couple of them bigger than me.

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My surgeon is VERY thin, however, her husband and partner is a bariatric patient. The NP that does my fills is also banded, and I think one of the front desk girls.

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