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So how did YOU pick your surgeon, anyone else want to chime in?

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Insurance mainly.

My insurance either covered CHI Franciscan which is about 12 miles from my house or Swedish Hospital which is 45 miles away. A lot of my coworkers have had WLS at CHI Franciscan since our health plan finally started covering it 2 years ago and had nothing but good experiences there and it was a more reasonable drive than Swedish. All the surgeons there are good from what I've heard so I just picked one and made an appointment after I'd done the seminar. I wasn't picky on which surgeon I saw and Dr. Anwar was able to get me in a week after my insurance approved the consult appointment.

I'm pre op but my insurance just approved my surgery Friday.

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My surgeon, and his whole team, practice at a bariatric center of excellence. Their approach is holistic, and they prepare patients every step of the way for success. I had other options, but went with my surgeon because of all this, his level of experience, and my confidence in his skills. Couldn't be happier.

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My doc referred me to a program that had two possible choices for surgeons. I was assigned one of them. I literally met the guy once before surgery 🤷🏼‍♀️ what he did is such a small part of my entire journey, I wasn’t concerned

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Posted (edited)
On ‎1‎/‎3‎/‎2019 at 9:15 PM, Frustr8 said:

So how did YOU pick your surgeon, anyone else want to chime in?

He was one of two surgeons at the bariatric practice for my hospital. I also picked him because I wanted my surgery on my birthday and that was his surgery day.

Edited by AggiG

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so your surgery birthday and regular birthday are forever linked. I think that is pretty cool !

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