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Bleachie: I had surgery with Dr. Schroder three weeks ago. If you would like to chat, I can fill you in on my experience. Good luck with your journey!!!

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@@simplicity27

Hey! I using the same surgical group, but I will have Schroeder. I am also a self pay. What admin stuff should I know that you wish they had told you? My surgery isn't until June.

Thanks for any input you have!

Amy

Hi Amy!

Your psychological review will be an additional charge and will vary based on who you select. I'll have to look up who I

selected, but she was cool and was only $100 vs. the first one I called who was going to be $175 or $200.

If you receive bills afterwards, do not pay them - everything was included. I received a couple and told one of them to file it against my insurance - which they did, and I paid the remaining balance of something like $20. I should have asked, but they also should have mentioned that it often happens that patients still receive bills even though it's been paid. Just fax copies to their office.

The follow up appointments after the surgery are not included. They've been filing those with my insurance. Insurance has covered them - I've just had to pay my $40 copay. In my opinion, they should also be included...

That's about it for administrative stuff. Otherwise, my impression from them and the class was that the 3 weeks of recovery time they recommend is really for you to have time to adjust to your new way of eating. I'd planned to work from home the day after coming home. I tried, but I was so exhausted, I had to take naps off and on all day. Your body really needs several days of rest before trying to do anything. I couldn't focus on trying to work. If I had it to do again, I would have taken at least a week off in addition to the two days in the hospital, then finished out the rest of the time working from home.

Net, net, it's the best decision I've ever made. :D

Pam

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@Jlkhollins

Congrats on your procedure! I hope everything is going well.

Pam

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Kingsport, tn which is right across Va line near Gate city Va

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Hi, spotsylvania and I used dr. Hamas at spotsylvania regional. He was wonderful and I've had no problems. 3 weeks post op and Down 16 lbs

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@@Deborah1960 I live in Fburg! I haven't heard of him...will definitely check him out because I live very close to Spotsy Regnl. my plans are to go to Nicholson in Dallas.

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@petyrulz. It,s dr. Jamal. Stupid spell check. Very good and very nice

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I am from northern Virginia, Triangle to be exact. I have not had surgery yet. I am going through Kaisers evealuation.

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NoVa here

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Newport News, Virginia. Anyone near by?

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Richmond here

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Hey guys..... I have a question. .... how do I kick start my weight loss....my one year anniversary is coming up and I'm at like 110 lbs down. I was 344. I want to lose appx another 100.... what do I do??

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