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Hello! I curious if anyone here had surgery or is planning to have surgery at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh? Dr. Anita Courcoulas is my surgeon. Would love to hear about your experiences.
Thanks!
Amanda

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Hello Amanda, I had surgery at UPMC Magee on 4/27/18, DR AMED. You will find a lot of details in my surgery story and my profile. They are basically the same story. I highly recommend Magee hospital as I had a very good experience with both my surgeon and the hospital. I gave them very good ratings on my post op survey. Feel free to ask me any questions that you may have and I will give you details of my experience. Are you having gastric sleeve surgery or gastric bypass?

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Hi Kevin! Thanks so much for your reply. I am very happy to hear you had such a great experience at Magee. I am planning to have the sleeve and hope to finally get a surgery date tomorrow! I live almost four hours away, so that adds another dimension to the entire process. I’ve done all the testing and feel very ready for surgery.

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They really are great. You will be in good hands. My recovery has been amazing. Less pain and my incisions never looked bad and now you they look really good after the glue came off. They did my surgery with a robot. I would assume that you will also have robotic surgery. They told me that it is less invasive, quicker recovery and less pain. They are correct. Good luck and I hope your recovery is as quick as mine. BTW, The PA roads are horrible on the ride home but Magee has nothing to do with that!

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Hi Mandy, How is it going and how was Magee hospital? I did see another post about your frustration regarding your initial weight loss and I am hoping that has resolved. I am a little frustrated as well because I do not live close to Magee hospital and feel isolated from any support they may offer.

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