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Hi all!

I am doing the conversion from sleeve to gastric bypass with Dr. Titus Duncan in Georgia!

I am self pay as my insurance does not cover it. :( Their office said this will be an outpatient surgery. I am wondering what the pain level will be? Has anyone done this nad been outpatient?? Any tips or tricks

Very nervous but this something i have to do. Has anyone used Dr Duncan??

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OMG, unless you are Wonder Woman, strong as a Bull, or have a High Pain Threshold, I don't see how an Outpatient RNY would go down! Yeah I had almost no pain post mine but I also wadnt marching out in a couple,hours and heading off to a mall or similar. I don't drive but even if I had been still licensed I wouldn't have been approved to drive and street shuttle buses, forget about it! Difficult for me to get into GirlFriend Kathy's SUV after 2 days, Surgery Wednesday at 7AM, released Friday 11 AM, put seatbelt on, pillow under it and clutched my RouxNY Rabbit like I was sleepy and a Toddler! And I arrived home 50 miles later in almost as good a condition as when I left and that was 3:30 so I would be in Columbus on Time, after struggling for over 3 years,to receive it I wasn't gonna let a. minor blip or vehicle accident stop me from my target!

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Don't be offended, but I'm shocked that any doctor would do RNY outpatient! I had RNY 8 weeks ago, and was in the hospital 3 days and 2 nights. The first 24 hours I wasnt allowed anything by mouth, and was on round the clock antinausea meds and an IV. I cannot imagine how I would have done if I had to go home the afternoon of my procedure. But. That being said, all surgeons are different, and maybe yours has a lot of experience with outpatient surgery. Best to you.

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I find the idea of it surprising as well. I had a relatively easy go of it (no nausea, minimal pain), but I still needed the full two nights of care. If you do go that route, I would look into home nursing care for a night or two.

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Yeah my dr says he won't be allowed to release me until I recover from the influence of drugs as duty of care...

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Mak3s s3nse, doesn't it! Just praying you get the x qus

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exact surgery and recovery that you want and deserve to receive. God Bl3ss#

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Wow...My question is when you end up back in the ED for dehydration or pain management is that admission covered by insurance. Around here the usual is at least one night stay over. like the others said around the clock IV and meds. I had to be able to orally do 500ccs to get the IV out. and 750cc to go home. I am not a negative person but you are setting yourself up for re-admission. Is it a choice to wait for open enrollment and change insurance company's one that may cover WLS.

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