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My surgeon is Dr. Melanie Hafford in Irving (161 & MacArthur). She's new to independent practice, but was teaching bariatric surgery at UT Southwestern before she opened her private practice. She came highly recommended by my rheumatologist. I haven't had the surgery yet, so I can't give a full review. In discussing her techniques and experience, I am very comfortable with her. I'm a nurse, so I ask a lot of questions. She answered all of them without the usual surgeons' attitude.

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I first went to True Results in Irving had a horrible experience & wasted my time/gas. They asked me prior to my visit what insurance I had & made my appointment anyway. I arrived & they had me fill out tons of paperwork only to tell me "Sorry we don't except your insurance but you can do cash payment of $10,000!" Walked out! I heard about Dr. Clayton Frenzel made my appointment on 5/13/16 & the ball started rolling fast. Endoscopy, sleep Test, Stress Test all done within a few weeks & my surgery is now set for 7/26/16. His staff have treated me very well & have been welcoming & are awesome.

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@@Kevin Morris - I am also going to UTSW. I have completed all of my pre-op requirements and am meeting with the surgeon for my last appointment this week. I LOVE the doctors and staff, but it seems like the process is taking quite a long time because the doctors' schedules are so booked up. Do you remember how long you had to wait after insurance approval to actually have surgery? Thanks!

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Dr Cribbins and Ham in Plano. Surgery is done at Baylor Frisco. Not a "clinic" but a private dr office. Best surgeon in the area and the ONLY ones recommended by the top plastic surgeons in the Dallas area

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Dr Cribbins and Ham in Plano. Surgery is done at Baylor Frisco. Not a "clinic" but a private dr office. Best surgeon in the area and the ONLY ones recommended by the top plastic surgeons in the Dallas area

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After getting the runaround by most of the other big names in the area I realized that my BCBS plan recommends Hamn/Cribbins. They also do surgery at Plano Presby, which is 5 minutes from my house. I have seen Dr. Hamn (loved him) and done my psych eval. All I need now is for it all to be sent to BCBS for approval.

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Does anyone recomend a Dr in Irving or Dallas for me??

Insurance or private pay? I called around to a lot of them and visited a couple before realizing that my insurance recommends certain surgeons and if I go with them it is supposed to go more smoothly as far as approval.

Also, I live in Plano, I love the idea of my surgery being right down the street from my house.

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Yes, they do. My insurance sent me to Baylor, coming right up on Thursday. They do all insurance and cash pay. Cash is $13,800 for everything including 2 days in hospital. Cribbins is doing mine and he just did my daughter. As nurses in the area for a long time we knew who to ask. Fantastic office staff!!!!

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Dr Nicholson in Plano or Dr Westmoreland in Dallas. Love them both.

Note to self: I don't have to take this day all at once but rather one step, one breath and one moment at a time. I am only one person.

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@@Kevin Morris - I am also going to UTSW. I have completed all of my pre-op requirements and am meeting with the surgeon for my last appointment this week. I LOVE the doctors and staff, but it seems like the process is taking quite a long time because the doctors' schedules are so booked up. Do you remember how long you had to wait after insurance approval to actually have surgery? Thanks!

It took probably 6 weeks or so.

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I think it depends on the insurance. Tricare waved me right through in just a couple days. Also depends on the doc office. My sleeve was last Thursday at Baylor Frisco by Dr Cribbins. I cannot say enough about this hospital. Dr Cribbins is great!!

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Dr Cribbins and Ham in Plano. Surgery is done at Baylor Frisco. Not a "clinic" but a private dr office. Best surgeon in the area and the ONLY ones recommended by the top plastic surgeons in the Dallas area

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After getting the runaround by most of the other big names in the area I realized that my BCBS plan recommends Hamn/Cribbins. They also do surgery at Plano Presby, which is 5 minutes from my house. I have seen Dr. Hamn (loved him) and done my psych eval. All I need now is for it all to be sent to BCBS for approval.

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Dr. Bridget Holden is awesome. She works out of Kim Bariatric in Colleyville and Frisco.

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I think it depends on the insurance. Tricare waved me right through in just a couple days. Also depends on the doc office. My sleeve was last Thursday at Baylor Frisco by Dr Cribbins. I cannot say enough about this hospital. Dr Cribbins is great!!
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Yes Dr Cribbins is going to do mine also. I chose to have it at Presby Plano.


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