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Is anyone here in the San Antonio area & going through the Methodist Metropolitan Weight Loss Center???

My Dr is leaving at the end of June & IDK what to do. I am hoping to be scheduled for my Gastric Sleeve by June 22nd ish.

Do I change Doctors so I have the same one through Post Op etc...?

Or keep the one I currently have??

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I'm in Dallas, but when I was researching surgeons, I came upon a great group in SA. Sage Bariatric. One of their doctors has a YouTube channel and I've really enjoyed his videos. John Pilcher. Not sure if he's connected to your weight loss center.

Good luck!

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I'm in Dallas, but when I was researching surgeons, I came upon a great group in SA. Sage Bariatric. One of their doctors has a YouTube channel and I've really enjoyed his videos. John Pilcher. Not sure if he's connected to your weight loss center.
Good luck!

Dr Ashwani Kumar is my Dr & surgery is scheduled for 7/17. Looking forward to it. Looking forward to a healthier thinner me.

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Id want a surgeon who would be with me all the way through the process. If you want to come a little further to Houston I had a great surgeon.
Dr. Khoi Du Surgical Specialist of Clear Lake

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Id want a surgeon who would be with me all the way through the process. If you want to come a little further to Houston I had a great surgeon.
Dr. Khoi Du Surgical Specialist of Clear Lake
My surgeon will be with me all the way through.. He is still on my INS. & working for a Methodist Hospital... Im so happy & looking forward to Saturday 7/17

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On 07/13/2021 at 20:47, wlh75 said:


My surgeon will be with me all the way through.. He is still on my INS. & working for a Methodist Hospital... Im so happy & looking forward to Saturday 7/17

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Oh great news!! I misread that. I thought you said he was leaving afterwards! Yay great news!!

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12 hours ago, Kayla Joy said:

Dr. Pilcher is my doctor and I haven't had surgery yet but he's so nice and very knowledgeable. Definitely recommend. He has high reviews too!

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I am seeing Dr. Pilcher also. My consultation is August 6th. I can't wait. I am so scared he is going to say "No" Where is San Antonio do you live. I am up in Bulverde.

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I am seeing Dr. Pilcher also. My consultation is August 6th. I can't wait. I am so scared he is going to say "No" Where is San Antonio do you live. I am up in Bulverde.
I am in schertz! I don't think he would use the word no. I was afraid of that as well. He suggested gastric bypass for me. I have a bmi of 42:( but he listened to what I had to say and dealt with my tears as a sobbing mess. His team were super nice!! Please keep me updated on your journey!!! It would be nice to have a buddy in the area/same dr :) he's probably the nicest doctor I've ever met to be honest! I was so nervous I felt like I was going to bust up in hives!! He even gave me his personal email and would write me back during non working hours. You picked a good doctor [emoji16]


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My husband works over by Shertz!!!! What a small world!!!! How long did it take from your consultation till he scheduled you surgery? And what was his requirements for you in order to have the surgery. Sorry for the questions!!!! 🤐

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Haha what a crazy world! I am cash pay so I haven't scheduled yet. I am hoping to schedule soon though. I met the bmi requirements and I've already tried several things for years. He didn't make me jump through any hoops or anything. But me being cash pay might be different, I don't know honestly. I came in not wanting anything particular I just took his suggestion.

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3 hours ago, Kayla Joy said:

I have my surgery scheduled for September 7th!

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Congrats keep us posted!!!! What kind of pre-op diet did he give you to follow. I cant wait for my consultation!!! I am so excited for you ❤️

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