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I got a phone call from Surgeon to cancel my surgery earlier today. I was on day 5 of my liquid diet only 10 days away from getting my surgery. Long story short his contract with the hospital ends this and my surgery date was July 12 he said that he won't be able to preform the surgery because he won't be able to treat me if they there were to be any complications after .... This make me so mad and sad....I went through all this this for nothing!!! He said I could wait for him until he moves to his new location which will be in September or I could look for another surgeon to do my surgery and he would give them my file that I completed every single test required.... What should do? What can I do? Please someone give me advice....

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If it were up to me (which it is not), I'd look for a new surgeon that you like. It was good for him to cancel if he couldn't give you aftercare but that was a bit late in my opinion. On day 5 of your liquid diet? Really?!

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Yes i would also look. So sorry you have to do this. Hang in there.

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Find you another surgeon!

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Right!! I even purchased their products from their office for my 2 week liquid diet and me tell you it was not cheep.... I'm going to ask for my $140 back and look for another surgeon thank you @[member="Lizardlady" Qwalla and Carlaw. I Hope I find another surgeon soon.

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He did not see this coming? Move on. Good luck with your surgery.

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I got a phone call from Surgeon to cancel my surgery earlier today. I was on day 5 of my liquid diet only 10 days away from getting my surgery. Long story short his contract with the hospital ends this and my surgery date was July 12 he said that he won't be able to preform the surgery because he won't be able to treat me if they there were to be any complications after .... This make me so mad and sad....I went through all this this for nothing!!! He said I could wait for him until he moves to his new location which will be in September or I could look for another surgeon to do my surgery and he would give them my file that I completed every single test required.... What should do? What can I do? Please someone give me advice....

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Switch. Get it done

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@@Miss Mac he just said he was sorry that he wishes he could have contacted me sooner... And also to enjoy the 4th of July with the family and actually eat food and enjoy the BBQ.... I cried out of anger but it's time to move own look for another surgeon... thank you

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It doesn't sound like he's been totally honest and open with you. Maybe he was expecting his contact to be renewed? Whatever the circumstances I feel grateful that you are in a position to reconsider and that you can avoid long term unnecessary hassles. I'm sorry this must feel so frustrating! The great news is that you are already 5 days in and I hope you'll be able to continue. Keep us posted on your progress.

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@@composed when I first seen him back in February he had mention that we would be moving to another hospital and practice in August/September and that he would be able to see me and do my surgery... But I guess he didn't realize that this contract was ending this month... they were looking from another surgeon to stay in his place and I would just follow up with the other surgeon but I guess they haven't found one yet. Either way I'm going to start looking..... ugh it's frustrating so no sleeve for me this month after all

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Similar thing happened to me.

2 weeks before surgery I learned that my surgeon hadn't submitted the necessary documentation to be on United Healthcare's approved list of surgeons. The surgeon begged me to be patient and wait for her to get approved.

I was angry as I'm sure you are. Really needed the Serenity Prayer over this.

It was really an amateur mistake. They had 6 months to get everything in order.

I didn't hesitate a moment to switch to the other surgeon in the hospital's bariatric program. Ended up delaying the surgery by 2 months because of course his schedule was full. There was a cancellation so I only had 1 week to prepare but that was fine.

Everything works out in the end.

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