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Hey yall! I am scheduled for my VSG surgery on March 2nd and I was hoping to find people in the area to connect with and encourage each other on this journey to better ourselves. Also to swap stories and answer questions about the local health insurance requirements and surgeons. I had a really hard time finding others with Independence BCBS insurance and there weren't any online reviews of my surgeon. So I figured there may be others out there like myself who are looking for answers and support. I am going through Jefferson Hospital Bariatric Surgery Center, and the process has been pretty smooth. My last preop appt is tomorrow and I am excited but not loving this all liquid diet. Anyone else going through Jefferson? If not who is your surgeon and what has the process been like for you?

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Hey Girl! Delco in the house!

Jefferson is a great hospital. I am sure you are in good hands.

I went to Crozer Chester for my initial RNY. Dr. Katz was good doctor with a great bedside manner.

But he is out in Reading now.

For my revision to DS, I went to Dr Krecioch at Fitzgerald Mercy. He is a good surgeon but I had an unusual amount of pain post surgery and I felt he wanted to divorce himself from it which was not cool.

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Hey Girl! Delco in the house!
Jefferson is a great hospital. I am sure you are in good hands.
I went to Crozer Chester for my initial RNY. Dr. Katz was good doctor with a great bedside manner.
But he is out in Reading now.
For my revision to DS, I went to Dr Krecioch at Fitzgerald Mercy. He is a good surgeon but I had an unusual amount of pain post surgery and I felt he wanted to divorce himself from it which was not cool.

I'm in Delco too...Drexel Hill! but originally from Philly. I went with them because my primary is with Jeff which made it easy for the bariatric center to access my records and send them to the insurance company. Also all of my preop appts were with Jeff doctors and scheduled by the center. It was like a one stop shop. Where is Mercy Fitzgerald...is that the hospital off lansdowne ave. I've only been in the area a little over 2 yrs.

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I'm near Allentown. Scheduled for VSG in Las Vegas (self pay) on 3/6, close to your date as well. I was to start my diet tomorrow, but i got a head start and started Monday. Lost 2.5 lbs already from dieting. Fairlife core or fairlife nutrition shakes are the bomb if you are having a hard time with the Protein Shakes. Anyways, we should reach out to each other and become sleeve buddies.

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I'm near Allentown. Scheduled for VSG in Las Vegas (self pay) on 3/6, close to your date as well. I was to start my diet tomorrow, but i got a head start and started Monday. Lost 2.5 lbs already from dieting. Fairlife core or fairlife nutrition shakes are the bomb if you are having a hard time with the Protein Shakes. Anyways, we should reach out to each other and become sleeve buddies.

Congrats! Ok cool...l'll send you a message we can exchange info. Good luck on the diet, I've been struggling some. I did lose 4lbs but there is alot of temptations around...lol.

I see a lot of ppl going to Vegas for the surgery. Is it cheaper there?

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Hi Ya'll! ! I'm from Harrisburg, PA and am looking for the same thing. I'm in the pre-op phase still. Hope both of your surgeries were a success!

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