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I am traveling to Arkansas to Roller weight loss and advanced surgery center for my surgery. I have been prepping for 6 months to find out my insurance stopped paying for me to have it here so they are sending me 7 1/2 hours away to have it done. I am very nervous because I haven't met these doctors and I will meet them on Monday and have surgery Wednesday. Anything I need to know before surgery???

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Holy cow! No wonder you are nervous! Have they put you on a pre-op diet? You might want to call ahead and check on a few things, and by ahead I guess I mean tomorrow because you don't have anymore time.

1. Should you be on a pre-op diet? If so, and you are not, then they should reschedule;

2. Do you need clearance from a primary before the surgery? Any pre-op lab work? (I had to have blood work done)

3. What about after surgery; Can some consults be done by phone; or can you do the post op follow up appointments where you are?

4. What is there general idea of post op stay.

5. Can you travel 7 1/2 hours after surgery? I have a 2 hour commute to mine, and my doctor told me a few things, like bring a firm pillow (like a couch throw pillow) for the car ride; if I start to feel pain/nausea stop and hydrate and walk a bit.

GOOD LUCK! Lots of folks on here have travelled abroad for the surgery, so you may hear from some of them.

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I have done all my preop stuff here in town. I also have started my pre op diet. As for follow up I am not sure how they will do it. I will be in Arkansas for 7 days for my first follow up appointment.

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