Has anyone had any experience with this doctor? I can't remember how I came across his name but I can't find him here or at the dsfacts websites. Perhaps someone can recommend someone different from Mt. Sinai!
I havne't heard many positives about him for a revision. If you're in PA, why not see Dr. Greenbaum in Burlington? I've talked with a few of his revision patients and I'm having a consult with him. So far so good.
I am a self pay, at least I think I am. I have new AmeriHealth Mercy Medicaid and not sure if they will cover any of the surgery. Why do you say he's conservative about who he does surgery one? Is it the BMI?
I am looking into Dr. Roslin. Do you know where the other two doctors are located?
But, I think you should include the warning that Dr. Pomp has a very high rate of making the DS be done in two separate surgeries (especially on revisions, but even for virgin DSes too), so double the costs, recovery times, time off of work, etc.
Dr Huron is one of the great wls surgeons, he was one of the first in NYC when it all began partnering with Doctors Gagner,Pomp, Bessler, and others, before they headed up there own dynasty He was on my list of doctors to see but never got around to him, but i did see all the others mentioned.
Herron has been doing the DS for at least 12 years. He is just very cautious about whom he performs them on. And I think he's right to be very cautious about it. The DS requires a lifetime of commitment and compliance AND THE ABILITY TO DO SO...financially, psychologically, mentally...there are plenty of people who SHOULD NOT HAVE THE DS.
In fact we see those people here on this board every day.
He was on the original team - Gagner et al - when I had my DS 12 years ago.
I am sorry if I mispoke - I saw him when I was in my original and wasn't sure if I want the RNY or DS because I had the Nissan Fundoplication back in 1998 and many surgeons told me the DS was a better option for me. When I went to him, I was told that he didnt' perform it and he steared me toward the RNY so I am very surprised to heard that he does perform it and this was in 2006 - 2007. He even worked at one time with my current surgeon Dr Bessler at Columbia who didnt' list him as a surgeon that does the DS.
I think he is a great surgeon and I considered him, it was just some of his preop requirements that let me elsewhere. Dr Bessler required alot of things from me which I didnt' mind but he let me do them locally and get copies including films sent to him where as Dr Herron required me to do everything at Mt SInai which was an hour away and cause transportation problems - I was able to get the transportation once for the surgery but 4 or 5 times for all the tests that he wanted that I wasn't allowed to drive myself to, I found that unnecessary - so I went elsewhere and was very happy - Dr Bessler is an excellent surgeon with tons of experience
I think Dr. Herron workls with Dr. William Inabnet, who is now out of Mt Sinai...he's on DS Facts, but does the DS in one or two stages, depending on the patient. (Inabnet was my surgeon back in his Columbia Presby days)... Mary C
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