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Scott Saehun Um, MD @ Kaiser West LA - thoughts? experiences?



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Hey team, i just graduated the options program a week ago today and i have my surgical consult with Dr. Um on 2/1/2016 and i can't find much about him. Everything i have found is awesome, but there just isn't a whole lot, it has me kind of underwhelmed. my roommate had a consult with him before and she said he was nice and knowledgeable, but he turned her down as she had too low of a BMI with no co-morbidity so she doesn't have much nice to say about him haha.

Anyways, i guess what i am asking is this: Have you had any experience with Dr. Um? How did your surgery turn out? Are you happy with your level of care provided? Any complications? Any words of wisdom going in? did he have you do a liquid diet prior to surgery? how long? really anything will help me at this point.

Thanks in advance!

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Hey, I completed the options class in December, at Woodland Hills. I have my pre-op visit in the first of February, and my surgery on the sixteenth, at West LA. My surgeon is Dr. Kim. I had the same issues you did, not alot of info on their surgeons, although I have talked to several people that had their surgery there, and they all had nothing but good things to say. I wish I could give you more info, but that is all I got.

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Hey that is one more reassurance than i had before. Thanks :D

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I had my pre-op yesterday! I am excited to start on this journey!

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I had my consult yesterday! Woooot! One step closer! And i found out i will only have to do a 1 day liquid diet for pre op yay!!!

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Still waiting on the call from the scheduers.

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2/10/2016!!! They had a cancellation!!!

And i found out that dr kim will be assisting! So we kinda have the same doctor!

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Awesome! Keep me posted!

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Of course! Will do!

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Hey, I completed the options class in December, at Woodland Hills. I have my pre-op visit in the first of February, and my surgery on the sixteenth, at West LA. My surgeon is Dr. Kim. I had the same issues you did, not alot of info on their surgeons, although I have talked to several people that had their surgery there, and they all had nothing but good things to say. I wish I could give you more info, but that is all I got.

My sleeve was the 26th of Jan with Dr Kim husband and I both really liked him very personable. Surgery went well care was excellent and recovery going well no pain since leaving hospital

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Okay, sorry I haven't posted. I haven't been on as of late. Surgery was on 2/10/2016. It went great and I am back to work as of 5 weeks ago. My company has a great short term disability program so I was able to take 4 weeks off with no problem. I am eating around 800-1000 calories a day and have been feeling great. I go on walks with some of the girls from the options class on Thursdays and go to the gym with a friend of mine other days of the week. How are all of you doing?

HW 266.42 (10/1/2015)

SW 230.12 (2/10/2016)

CW 197.8 (Yay! I am in ONEderland!

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I have an appointment with Dr. Um this Friday.... I think and pray that we will be a good match.

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Surgery is 1/31/20 with Dr. Um.

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