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I had surgery January 14, 2019. I chose Dimitri Baranov because he was, without question, the best possible surgeon. His bedside manner, demeanor, compassion and personality, were just a few of the reasons I would never go to anyone else. He 100% goes above and beyond for his patients and there is no doubt his patients are his top priority.

His staff are amazing as well. From the receptionist to the nutritionist, you will not find a better candidate.

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I’m in the very beginning stages of finding a place to have VSG done in the capital region. Does Dr Baranov require a specific pre op diet or certain amount of weight loss? Ellis requires 10%, which if I could do that...probably wouldn’t be getting the surgery. Congrats btw

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Hi, Dr Baranov does require some weight loss, however, he only required me to lose 10lbs and I actually lost more. I thought I wouldn’t be able to either, but he gives you a super super easy diet to follow and it just came off.

Your insurance might make you lose more. My process was very easy and simple because my insurance company didn’t require any specific weight loss.

He is the best around, I can promise you that. You won’t find a Dr with the dedication and bedside manner he has. His staff is incredible and always happy to help.

Good luck and let me know if you have more questions.

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That’s so great to hear. He seems to get very high recommendations from former patients! My insurance has no pre op weight loss requirements (just one mtg with a nutritionist) so I’m hoping for a reasonable expectation from him lol. Thanks and I’m happy to hear you had such a great experience with him!

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Hi again! Did you have to complete a sleep study for Dr Baranov or your insurance? I’m trying to figure out what costs I have to cover before my info seminar and sleep studies and CPAPs are crazy $$$. Thanks!

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Hi, he does require a sleep study, however I had to have one a few months prior to making the decision to do the surgery and that was sufficient enough. You’re insurance should cover everything pre surgical that he requires I would think.

I am doing awesome. I’m coming up on 7 months and have lost 101lbs as of last week.

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Oh my gosh, congrats!! My insurance is terrible, lol my husband had a sleep study done a year ago and all told it cost us $2400 with his CPAP. I have a $5k deductible so was planning on paying that for the surgery but while the sleep study applies to my deductible the CPAP doesn’t—so that’s just more $$$, sigh. Oh well, worth it in the end. And maybe I won’t need a CPAP machine, fingers crossed!

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Are you sure you definitely have sleep apnea? If you don’t, then you won’t need a cpap. If you do, I’m wondering if you could possibly rent one or borrow one because it will most likely go away after surgery and weight loss.

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That’s my hope! I don’t have any idea if I have sleep apnea or not, lol but I always assume when it comes to insurance and money whatever is the most expensive way for things to shake out, they will!

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