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I know this was a posted several months ago, but did you go for your consult with Dr Fitzer?


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Hi all! I know this is an old thread, but I am having my sleeve done by Dr Fitzer in Reston, VA on September 18!


That's awesome! I'm still going through all the my dietician appointments. I had to do 12. Congrats!!! So exciting!!!


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Dr Fitzer did my gastric bypass 3/21/17

Best decision ever! Im down 83 lbs in 5 months. You will do great as long as you listen to what they tell you to do . Keep in mind when you are released from the hospital he does not send home pain medication so you're going to need to take it easy for about the first 10 days

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10 minutes ago, obxshell89 said:

Dr Fitzer did my gastric bypass 3/21/17

Best decision ever! Im down 83 lbs in 5 months. You will do great as long as you listen to what they tell you to do . Keep in mind when you are released from the hospital he does not send home pain medication so you're going to need to take it easy for about the first 10 days

Congratulations on such progress for 5 months! That's incredible!!! I didn't know they didn't give you pain meds once you leave- that's good to know! I'm getting so excited!!!!

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15 minutes ago, tera73 said:


That's awesome! I'm still going through all the my dietician appointments. I had to do 12. Congrats!!! So exciting!!!

I had to go through 5- last one the first week in September! Who's your dietician? I am seeing Suzanne- she's amazing! Good luck!

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I'm having bypass. That's great!!! How was your pain level?


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Yes I see Suzanne as well. She is amazing and so is Jenny the PA.

Pain level the first 2 days was not so good but your in the hospital and they give you pain meds. The KEY TO SUCCESS IS WALK WALK WALK WALK!! I walked in circles just in my room as early as 4 hours after surgery. Sip Sip that Water too. You all will do great and I am here to help any of you be successful! Listen to what they tell you and you will do fine. I have NOT been sick one time. (Trust me you will know when your full)

Once you get home, keep moving. The first 10 days are uncomfortable but you will do fine.

Good luck to ALL of you!

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What were you stats before, if you don't mind me asking.

I love Suzanne....she is so nice! I like everyone in the office...and I love that they answer emails!


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I had to go through 5- last one the first week in September! Who's your dietician? I am seeing Suzanne- she's amazing! Good luck!

I see Suzanne....my insurance requires 12 months supervised diet. They are checking to see what I can use from my drs office. I have my 4 one with Suzanne Sept 13.


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I feel like I was lucky on that aspect. My insurance only required a psych exam.

Dr. Fitzer required am EKG.

My consult with him was January 4, 2017. I busted my butt to get the few things done I had to do in order to have surgery 2 months later. It was worth it. Keep it up. Your day will come soon.

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I feel lucky with my insurance too- only 3 months supervised diet (ended up being 5 sessions), psych eval, and EKG- 100% covered.

The only thing I'm super anxious about is the time immediately after the procedure. I don't have a high pain tolerance and I don't do well with anesthesia - BUT it'll totally be worth it!

My stats- 240 lbs, 5'6" hoping to be about 140 in 18 months 😊

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I am sure you will do just fine just remember to walk but also rest when you need it .

A lot of being uncomfortable is just from the gas that they fill you up with . The incisions really don't her but she will be bruised I had six incisions. Here is a before and after picture as well

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