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Went for preop appointment…still didn’t see MD.

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On 12/23/2021 at 04:01, gabbykittyvsg said:

The only way a surgeon who I've never seen is going to operate on me is if it's an emergency. Follow your gut and find someone else.

My surgeon meets with all her patient's multiple times before surgery. A week before surgery I'll see her for an hour long appointment. I had her do my VSG and she's doing my revision due to GERD. She's still having me do the big hour long appointment.

Thank you for all the replies and I agree with this. I have another appointment schedule with new doctor in January. Office was so nice, doesn’t require referral, and said I see the actual doctor several times, especially the first time. I’m feeling a little better now and not like I’ve just cut my foot off

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I don't think you'd have to start from scratch, but I hear your concern. It was important to me to personally meet the person that was going to be operating on me, get to know her a little, ask her about her success rate, etc. She met with me twice pre-op and took as much time as I need and answered as many questions as I asked. She was very kind. You might want to select a different surgeon, which might delay you a little bit but won't make you start all over again.

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