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You guys are lucky that you don't have to take a 12 week class in order to have the procedure done but in some ways I am glad that I'm taking this class I have learned a lot in the 5 weeks and they also prepare us for what's to comegood luck to both of you girls that are at Fremont Kaiser I am know you guys will do great make sure all of you keep in touch to let us know when your surgery dates are I'm hoping for the end of May or June


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I went through Kaiser Richmond. Orientation, met with surgeon to get goal weight, shrink evaluation, I think there was four classes and then got my date. Started November 18th and surgery was February 15th.





Thanks for the run down on the Richmond clinic. I'll follow up with specifics after my orientation tomorrow at Fremont. I hope my process moves as quickly as yours. I've been reading everything I can find to educate myself and I feel motivated!


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Hi
Thanks for the update .. i've been reading everything too that I can find online as well .
I'm just getting started.
My first informational meeting is Saturday April 1st ... i'll let you know how it goes and how busy it is there.


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Hi kbellakat,
I'm also going through Fremont Kaiser and my process sounds a lot like yours. I think SoCal Kaiser is different as there is no 12 week class for us. No classes for the Richmond Kaiser either as I inquired about both. I went to the info session a couple weeks ago and will be attending the orientation class tomorrow. I'm excited to learn more about the process and officially be on my journey. Was there a lot of people at your class?



Thanks for letting me know.[emoji4]
I'm going next week on April 1 Saturday
We just may be on same surgery schedule at Fremont ...
Nice to know we are all in it together.



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Thanks for letting me know.[emoji4]
I'm going next week on April 1 Saturday
We just may be on same surgery schedule at Fremont ...
Nice to know we are all in it together.




Yes, that would be great! Let's plan to keep in touch.


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Yes, that would be great! Let's plan to keep in touch.



Yes for sure let me know how goes next week at your orientation if there's any new information OK


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Hi kbellakat,
I'm also going through Fremont Kaiser and my process sounds a lot like yours. I think SoCal Kaiser is different as there is no 12 week class for us. No classes for the Richmond Kaiser either as I inquired about both. I went to the info session a couple weeks ago and will be attending the orientation class tomorrow. I'm excited to learn more about the process and officially be on my journey. Was there a lot of people at your class?



Hi there
How was orientation at Kaiser?
Question??... did you have your weight documented by your Dr who referred you before going to info & orientation classes .. just wanted to find out cos I was told at Fremont office (which he highly encouraged to do ) would use that as starting weight & anything u lose before meeting the surgeon/ nutritionist would count toward 10% pre-op weight ... is that true for you ?
I've been trying to work on it .. being I had to wait a few weeks before this first info class ..



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At Richmond you weigh in at orientation and that is your starting weight. After that you are required to lose or maintain every time you come in. I didn't have to lose 10%. I had to lose 12 pounds. I ended up losing 22.



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At Richmond you weigh in at orientation and that is your starting weight. After that you are required to lose or maintain every time you come in. I didn't have to lose 10%. I had to lose 12 pounds. I ended up losing 22.





Wow that's good guess it's not always 10% ....


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At Richmond you weigh in at orientation and that is your starting weight. After that you are required to lose or maintain every time you come in. I didn't have to lose 10%. I had to lose 12 pounds. I ended up losing 22.





How's it going for you ?
How was your experience at Kaiser & recovery time ?
How much have you lost so far ?


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Hi there
How was orientation at Kaiser?
Question??... did you have your weight documented by your Dr who referred you before going to info & orientation classes .. just wanted to find out cos I was told at Fremont office (which he highly encouraged to do ) would use that as starting weight & anything u lose before meeting the surgeon/ nutritionist would count toward 10% pre-op weight ... is that true for you ?
I've been trying to work on it .. being I had to wait a few weeks before this first info class ..




Hello!
I went to the orientation today. I'm actually hanging out reading my big binder of information now. There was at least 20 people in my class and it was a pretty good experience. They called us up one at a time and recorded everyone's weight before the class started while we were waiting in the waiting room. Later, while the surgeon was presenting, he noted that they typically ask people to loose 10% of their weight but that it is customized to each person. Some may be asked to loose less depending on their circumstance. He said your goal weight is calculated from the highest in your chart within one year. So any weight you lost already this year would count! You get your official goal weight during your next appointment. They let us schedule our consult with a surgeon at the end of the orientation. It was a mad rush to get in line, but even though I was towards the end of the line, I got an appointment for next week so there seemed to be plenty of availability.

One thing I wish I knew, was that you have to pick which surgeon you want to see when you schedule your next appointment. I would have wanted to research them more, but I just went with my gut. I guess I could reschedule before next week if I change my mind... but it would delay things. In case you want to look them up, their names are Christine Chu, Larry Dennen, Sanjoy Dutta, or Eric Hahn. Dr. Hahn did our orientation class and I went with him.

Good luck at your orientation. Let me know how it goes!


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Hello!
I went to the orientation today. I'm actually hanging out reading my big binder of information now. There was at least 20 people in my class and it was a pretty good experience. They called us up one at a time and recorded everyone's weight before the class started while we were waiting in the waiting room. Later, while the surgeon was presenting, he noted that they typically ask people to loose 10% of their weight but that it is customized to each person. Some may be asked to loose less depending on their circumstance. He said your goal weight is calculated from the highest in your chart within one year. So any weight you lost already this year would count! You get your official goal weight during your next appointment. They let us schedule our consult with a surgeon at the end of the orientation. It was a mad rush to get in line, but even though I was towards the end of the line, I got an appointment for next week so there seemed to be plenty of availability.

One thing I wish I knew, was that you have to pick which surgeon you want to see when you schedule your next appointment. I would have wanted to research them more, but I just went with my gut. I guess I could reschedule before next week if I change my mind... but it would delay things. In case you want to look them up, their names are Christine Chu, Larry Dennen, Sanjoy Dutta, or Eric Hahn. Dr. Hahn did our orientation class and I went with him.

Good luck at your orientation. Let me know how it goes!



That's great !!
Thanks for the info .. & heads up on the Dr.
I do have the binder already I've read thru quite a bit .
I will look up the dr .. I didn't realize we get a choice .. that's good !
Sounds like the process moves fairly quick ..
Can't wait to get going on this journey .



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That's great !!
Thanks for the info .. & heads up on the Dr.
I do have the binder already I've read thru quite a bit .
I will look up the dr .. I didn't realize we get a choice .. that's good !
Sounds like the process moves fairly quick ..
Can't wait to get going on this journey .




Btw
I have heard Dr Hann named mentioned here & hear he's usually kinda busy so if you got a consultation w him for next week that's good .. that's all I know about him .
Good luck [emoji106][emoji256]
Keep me posted ok



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