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oh geez thanks for the heads up. lol

I appreciate you answering my hoards of questions for me lol.

does Suzanne send you home with a last packet of bariatric recipies or something for your final pre op appointment?

I have no clue what they are going to throw at me as far as the diet post op.

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For everyone that has had the surgery with Dr. Fitzer, how was the pain after you left the hospital. The reason I ask is because i read that some say that he does not send you home with medication. I'm not big on pain meds, but I do worry about how to handle the pain if it gets too intense. Thanks for all of your advice.

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On 9/24/2017 at 3:45 PM, TheEuphioQ said:

Hi everyone,

Im scheduled for surgery with Dr. Fitzer, I know im pulling up this thread from a while ago, but i was wondering if he required any one of you to do an endoscopy or sonogram before surgery? I am a self pay patient.

Did you go through with your surgery with Dr Fitzer as a self pay patient? Do you mind if I ask what your total payment was?

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Just to chime in, I had my surgery with Dr. Fitzer om 12/18/17 and he is awesome and his staff is even better. Overall great experience!

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I know this thread is a bit old, but I thought I'd chime in and say that I have my initial consultation with Dr. Fitzer scheduled for next Friday. Would anyone like to share why they went with Fitzer instead of a larger practice such as Inova? Fitzer seems like an outstanding surgeon and the comments here indicate that his staff is fantastic. But I'm a bit concerned that he is a solo practice, and that he could pack up and go back to New York or elsewhere, leaving me to find follow-up care and support elsewhere. How did you weigh those concerns in your own decision-making?

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I know this thread is a bit old, but I thought I'd chime in and say that I have my initial consultation with Dr. Fitzer scheduled for next Friday. Would anyone like to share why they went with Fitzer instead of a larger practice such as Inova? Fitzer seems like an outstanding surgeon and the comments here indicate that his staff is fantastic. But I'm a bit concerned that he is a solo practice, and that he could pack up and go back to New York or elsewhere, leaving me to find follow-up care and support elsewhere. How did you weigh those concerns in your own decision-making?

I have an apt next Friday too! After this one, I have 2 more with Suzanne.


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Yall won't be disappointed. I had am amazing experience with them all.

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I had to do 12 months with dietician and lose 10% of my weight. It’s went by quicker than I thought. My friend had surgery over a year ago and she has done awesome. She was the main reason I chose Dr Fitzer, but I have heard nothing but good things.


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6 minutes ago, tera73 said:

I had to do 12 months with dietician and lose 10% of my weight. It’s went by quicker than I thought. My friend had surgery over a year ago and she has done awesome. She was the main reason I chose Dr Fitzer, but I have heard nothing but good things.

Well said. I'd do it 1000 times over. I had no issues at all the recovered like a champ. Life changing!!!!

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Well said. I'd do it 1000 times over. I had no issues at all the recovered like a champ. Life changing!!!!

That is awesome!!!


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