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Hey everyone

Been a lurker for some time now but figured its time to join and get some support. I am a 36yr old mom from Orlando Florida, currently in the beginning stages of this process.

I have completed all my requirements( blood work, psch eval etc) but still have 2 more appts with my doctor and NUT left as required by my insurance(aetna requires 90 days of a supervised diet etc).

At my first appt with my surgeon (Dr Jawad) I expressed I wanted to explore the options of the traditional DS and he agreed. I am still unsure of what I want to do but just recently found out Dr Jawad only does the SADI loop and for the life of me cannot find any surgeons in FL who does the traditional DS. I want to actually talk/meet with a doctor who does the traditional DS so if anyone knows of a doc in FL or even GA who does the traditional DS, please let me know.. Thanks for taking the time to read....

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Hi!

I'm not in FL or GA so can't offer an recommendations, but wish you the best. I went in preferring DS and my surgeon's office seemed to talk it down (more so they'd have to select me for DS vs. me wanting it).

I hope you can find a provider for the procedure you'd like.

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Hi there, I'm an Orlando mom as well and scheduled on April 1st with Dr. Jawad for a DS. We spoke at length and it seems to be the right surgergy for me. My pre-op is on the 27th and I start the pre-op diet tomorrow...eeek! I would love to keep in touch with you through your process!

Good luck!

Michelle

At my first appt with my surgeon (Dr Jawad) I expressed I wanted to explore the options of the traditional DS and he agreed. I am still unsure of what I want to do but just recently found out Dr Jawad only does the SADI loop and for the life of me cannot find any surgeons in FL who does the traditional DS. I want to actually talk/meet with a doctor who does the traditional DS so if anyone knows of a doc in FL or even GA who does the traditional DS, please let me know.. Thanks for taking the time to read....

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Hi

I had my sleeve done almost 5 years ago in Orlando. My doctor was out of the same office as Dr Jawad - but is deceased.

I listened once at a support group meeting with Dr Jawad and was not impressed at the least and never went back. I am very satisfied with my results and would be glade to answer any questions you might have.

Lou

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Hi there, I'm an Orlando mom as well and scheduled on April 1st with Dr. Jawad for a DS. We spoke at length and it seems to be the right surgergy for me. My pre-op is on the 27th and I start the pre-op diet tomorrow...eeek! I would love to keep in touch with you through your process!

Good luck!

Michelle

At my first appt with my surgeon (Dr Jawad) I expressed I wanted to explore the options of the traditional DS and he agreed. I am still unsure of what I want to do but just recently found out Dr Jawad only does the SADI loop and for the life of me cannot find any surgeons in FL who does the traditional DS. I want to actually talk/meet with a doctor who does the traditional DS so if anyone knows of a doc in FL or even GA who does the traditional DS, please let me know.. Thanks for taking the time to read....

So cool we have the same doc.......Sent ya a PM...

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Welcome. You might want to check DSFacts, Dr. Sharma is in Jacksonville. I've met him and plan on doing my traditional ds with him. I'm recovering from back surgery now.

Good luck, but please do your due diligence .

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Welcome. You might want to check DSFacts, Dr. Sharma is in Jacksonville. I've met him and plan on doing my traditional ds with him. I'm recovering from back surgery now.

Good luck, but please do your due diligence .

Hi thanks for the welcome and I actually called Dr. Sharma's office and was told he does not do the DS, however if you have spoken with him and he said yes then am excited to know. Please let me know since it would be worth driving to jacksonville to meet one on one with him. I have checked with DSfacts and only found sharma listed for FL..As far as I can tell there are no surgeons who specialize in the traditional DS in FL but this is something I am willing to travel for...Please keep in touch and let me know about Dr. sharma.

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You can call his office and speak with him directly. He's also a vetted surgeon on dsfacts, so it's strange they told you otherwise. I'll keep you posted.

Good luck in your journey.

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You can call his office and speak with him directly. He's also a vetted surgeon on dsfacts, so it's strange they told you otherwise. I'll keep you posted.

Good luck in your journey.

I will definitely call his office again and insist on talking to someone who knows what he does n even try to talk with him. Thanks so much for the heads up and encouragement...I look forward to hearing more from ya....

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I am going in Aug 5 for a revision from a GS to a DS with Dr Jawad.

Hey everyone

Been a lurker for some time now but figured its time to join and get some support. I am a 36yr old mom from Orlando Florida, currently in the beginning stages of this process.

I have completed all my requirements( blood work, psch eval etc) but still have 2 more appts with my doctor and NUT left as required by my insurance(aetna requires 90 days of a supervised diet etc).

At my first appt with my surgeon (Dr Jawad) I expressed I wanted to explore the options of the traditional DS and he agreed. I am still unsure of what I want to do but just recently found out Dr Jawad only does the SADI loop and for the life of me cannot find any surgeons in FL who does the traditional DS. I want to actually talk/meet with a doctor who does the traditional DS so if anyone knows of a doc in FL or even GA who does the traditional DS, please let me know.. Thanks for taking the time to read....

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Dr Dennis Smith, Celebration Fl recently moved from Atlanta. Also Dr. Sharma in Jacksonville. Both on the vetted ds list with Ds Facts.

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