Hi everyone! I have a consultation later this month with Dr. Shina. I actually met with him about 4 years ago when I first tried to get gastric bypass surgery. My insurance company gave me the run around at that time and I ended up doing a doctor-supervised diet (meds and low carb diet) instead. I lost 82 pounds and then gained over 100 back!
Now I'm having this surgery even though my insurance won't pay for it. I'm going to have to come up with $20,000 myself to have what I consider live-saving surgery done. I think my life is worth $20,000 -- after all, most of us would pay $20,000 for a car, right? Isn't a person worth more than a car? I think so.
If any of you have any information about Dr. Shina or just general advice about the surgery, I'd really appreciate hearing from you. Is there anything you wish you knew before your surgery that you didn't?
Thank you in advance for any information you can share.