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I didn't shop around a lot for a doctor and suddenly, now that my surgery is scheduled for 2 weeks from today, I'm nervous about that fact. I found a doctor in network with good reviews (4.8+) from several different sites and platforms, and went with him. I've been happy with my choice during this approval process. But my husband asked me yesterday how many surgeries this doctor has performed and... I didn't ask him that. He might have told me, but I don't remember if he did. And now I'm second guessing myself.

I know this is probably just nerves. Like I said Ive been happy. But just looking for reassurance.

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Research and talking to the surgeon; and the fact he teaches other surgeons all over the world..

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I went to 3 different local hospitals information programs. My surgeon does nothing but bariatric surgeries. The thing that really clinched it for me was his overall attitude. He's so sweet, understanding and takes into account my eating disorder (binge eating disorder) when talking to me. He made me less terrified of the surgery and his staff has the same friendly and supportive demeanor. The whole team communicates brilliantly. I wish they could be my primary care lol.

Here's to successful surgeries and improved quality of life!!

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I picked my sleeve surgeon because he was the president of the Mexican Bariatric Association and had done more than 3000 sleeves. I loved my sleeve and didn't want to revise to RNY, which is what the first surgeon I consulted said was the only choice to treat my GERD. My gastroenterologist referred me to my eventual surgeon, who had a lot of ideas about how he could address the GERD and still preserve my sleeve. As I was going through testing, though, we found some other conditions. I ultimately had RNY but at least I knew we had explored lots of other options. As for you, what surgery are you having? A sleeve is less technically demanding than RNY, but still you want somebody experienced operating on you. I'd go ahead and ask how many bariatric surgeries and what kinds they have done. Surgeons are used to people asking that question.

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Mine worked with my dad for over a year to try and save his leg before they ultimately amputated. I’m thoroughly convinced he saved my dad’s life. I actually met him at one of my dad’s post op appointments 2 years before I needed him. Fast forward to April 2019 and I need an appendectomy and he’s the surgeon I chose for that. At my post op he invited me to a bariatric seminar and he did my sleeve in December 2019. He’s also my surgeon for my RNY revision this coming Tuesday. I don’t think I could trust another surgeon with what he does.

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Insurance chose. Gp referred me to one that was in network and turns out she has good reviews

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He did a friend’s surgery & she was very happy. My GP knew one of the doctors on his team & was confident about him as well. He also trains other doctors specialising in this field.

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I had my gallbladder out in January and the surgeon said my liver looked really bad and recommended wls. He referred me to a surgeon, who I saw in March. Then COVID happened. I had my EGD with that surgeon in May, and right after that the hospital cut a lot of staff, including my bariatric surgeon. My cousin had RNY 10 years ago and I ended going to the place she went. I saw my surgeon June 15th and just had Loop DS surgery July 24th. I'm very happy with the surgeon I ended up going with!

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Call me too Crazy but ever since I knew I wanted my surgery and great weight loss and guidance , I literally researched every bariatric surgeon in New York City. I rounded my favorites to 4 and picked the best one and I am glad to say Dr. Mitchell Roslin of NYC Lenox Hill has truly been my lifesaver. But do your research!! Even if it takes a year !! Or months !! Research!!

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There are two major hospitals in my area and I went to both programs orientations and I chose the one I went with because they legit explained and scheduled EVERYTHING except the surgery your first appointment. And I chose my doctor randomly. We finally bonded on the day of my surgery (i made her laugh pretty hard w/my awkwardness and anxiety) and I felt so much more at ease than I did when I saw her at my appointments.

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I wanted a surgeon who was experienced with working around failed ESG, so joined a Facebook group for those with failed ESG and asked for recommendations from those who had an gastric sleeve conversion. From those recommendations I researched and spoke to staff. In the end I went with the surgeon who had excellent reviews but who also did liver transplants, I figured (rightly or wrongly) any surgeon who had the patience to do liver transplants would have the patience and ability to unpick what was left of the ESG sutures and anchors and do a good sleeve.

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