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Has anyone experienced a doctor that tried to push you in the direction of the sleeve over the full DS surgery? I received new paperwork for an appt that said I was being setup for the sleeve, so I anticipate having to meet with him and lay out why I want the full ds instead. Figured I would see if anyone else here has experienced this....

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Yes and I left the practice lol. Actually, I was never told my surgeon only does vsg. I found out after a Bariatric class...my new surgery group are pro ds and sips. I will speak to your doctor and let them know what you want!

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56 minutes ago, Repeatingthoughts said:

Yes and I left the practice lol. Actually, I was never told my surgeon only does vsg. I found out after a Bariatric class...my new surgery group are pro ds and sips. I will speak to your doctor and let them know what you want!

Well, I know he does the full DS, but I don't want to go to another practice because it will screw my insurance and cost me a crapton of money. I just don't get why he is trying to push one over the other, when I have many reasons why i want the full DS, not the least of which is to avoid a second damn surgery.

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So, just to update, the patient advocate called a little while ago to let me know that the Dr has approved the full switch surgery after looking through the information given on why I wanted to do that. Have my last classes this week, and then everything goes into insurance. Since my wife works for the hospital where it will be done and I am on her insurance, that just means waiting on a date, wooohoo!!

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