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What should I expect when I go to my consult on June 1st? Thankfully they're allowing another person to come in with me who could also ask questions and such.

I am planning on getting a new dietitian / nutritionist as my current one doesn't specialize in bypass or had extra training. She said to ask the surgeon who I should see on this.

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My initial consult was a class, and there were 5 of us in attendance. A nurse led the discussion with a power point presentation, about the various surgical options, what to expect, etc. She also discussed insurance requirements, and gave us a checklist of pre-op testing that needed to be completed to get insurance approval. From there, we were taken back individually to get weighed in, meet with the nutritionist, and then the doctor.

After I was done, I was given an appt to see the nutritionist the following month, and was off an running to get everything done on my checklist!

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43 minutes ago, ChubRub said:

My initial consult was a class, and there were 5 of us in attendance. A nurse led the discussion with a power point presentation, about the various surgical options, what to expect, etc. She also discussed insurance requirements, and gave us a checklist of pre-op testing that needed to be completed to get insurance approval. From there, we were taken back individually to get weighed in, meet with the nutritionist, and then the doctor.

After I was done, I was given an appt to see the nutritionist the following month, and was off an running to get everything done on my checklist!

I am expecting the 4-6 month requirement as some who said they were on Medicaid/Medicare had to go thru that. I am also expecting to try to lose or maintain the weight but with fluctuation being a thing for me....

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Went to my consult, she said I was a perfect candidate for surgery. Dr Francois was blunt and honest about everything, no hand holding or holding back whatsoever. She said many people get this surgery thinking it'll fix their addiction or habits to fast food or junk food, and that's just not true. You need to make a change today, and not after the surgery. I'm one of those people who eat out a lot due to convenience and such and also am a picky eater.
It sounds like she is approving of me getting it, but HIGHLY SUGGESTS a change in my eating habits. NO FAST FOOD, NO SODA!!! In short, I have been referred to a different city in IL to undergo this program ASAP.

I haven't heard from them yet, but went ahead and asked the surgeon's office for the info so I can call myself in a few weeks or so if need be.

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