Dr near Dutchess County

on 12/7/08 10:21 am - Fishkill, NY
Good evening!

I am seriously considering doing the WLS.  I had attended a seminar about a year and a half ago.  I had hoped to have done it this past summer, but my almost 85 year old mother broke her hip and had a stroke, then we had a head on accident-so my life got totally put on hold.  So here I am again, thinking of stage 1, maybe going to another seminar.  First I have to find a Dr around here that holds them, a Dr that does the procedure and a hospital too.  I've head they are doing it at St. Francis in Poughkeepsie, but have no information about the Dr there-heard too he used to be with a group down at Westchester Medical.

Any pointing into the right direction would be appreciated greatly.

on 12/7/08 11:39 am - glen aubrey, NY
RNY on 07/14/08 with
Hi NEll check out Dr Kwon! I hear he has a practice in Poughkeepsie now....his man office is in orange county...
Love My RNY 07-14-2008 and Dr Fitzer and Staff!!!
on 12/7/08 11:54 am - glen aubrey, NY
RNY on 07/14/08 with
here some contacts:Bariatric support group — Choose 2 Lose is a support group for those who have had weight-loss surgery, are considering it or struggle with emotional eating. Weekly meetings held from 5-7:30 p.m. Sundays at The Residence Inn, 2481 Route 9, Fishkill. 5-6 p.m. for pre-op issues; 6-6:30 p.m. for socializing, and 6:30-7:30 p.m. for post-op issues. $2 suggested donation. Second group at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Choose 2 Lose Bariatric Center, 657 Route 82, Hopewell Junction. Message board at http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/Fishkill. Information: Lisa at [email protected] or call 845-227-1949.


Bariatric support group, Rhinebeck — Sponsored by Northern Dutchess Hospital, meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Women’s View Health Annex, 107 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck. Group is for those who have had bariatric surgery or those considering it. Information: 845-871-4380.


Bariatric support group, Poughkeepsie — Saint Francis Hospital's bariatric support group meets at 6:30 p.m. on third Wednesday of each month. Information: Call Nancy Case at 845-431-8898 about room location.


Love My RNY 07-14-2008 and Dr Fitzer and Staff!!!
on 12/9/08 12:12 pm - Rhinebeck, NY
Hi Nell - I am in Dutchess County and am scheduled for surgery in January.  I looked at alot of MDs in the area and finally decided on the Cerabona-Kaul group in Westchester because they do a lot of WLS surgeries and that seems to be a key factor in reduced complications. I have heard that someone is doing a few at St. Francis but I don't know the name. I go to the NDH support group in Rhinebeck on the 1st Tuesday of the month - and someone in that group went to St. Francis. You could some to one of the sessions.
Beam me up Scottie
on 12/10/08 12:09 pm
DS on 02/17/06 with
There are no surgeons in Dutchess that peform the Duodenal Siwtch. The closest surgeons that do are in NYC. I'd highly recommend figuring out which surgery you want and then pick the best surgeon at that surgery. If you go to a Ford dealer, they normally don't try to push a brand new Chevy on you, well it's the same in the WLS world. RNY surgeons don't normally promote the lap band or the DS.

Dr. Mitchel Roslin in NYC peforms the Lap band, RNY, DS and the VSG. I went to him because he has a reputation of fixing other surgeon's mistakes. I figured if he could fix another surgeons mess, he could do a good 1st surgey on me. He did!!!

I had the DS with him in Feb 2006, I was almost 500 lbs, I lost to goal weight in 18 months and I've been at my goal weight now for over a year. I currently weigh 193 give or take a lb.

on 12/20/08 3:44 am - poughkeepsie, NY
Hi..  i had my surgery at wcm with dr cerabona back in 05.. My husband his surgery at danbury hosp. with dr. keith zucalla?spelling.. He went there due to new ins... he had not problems they are very helpful and who ever you go to just make sure they they take your ins...none of this stuff of saying they do but when you do more work they really don't. If you like I will give you my number to get in touch with me.both danbury and wcms were fine. But you will hear all kinds of stuff you really need to go to support groups and do get in touch with c2l 227-1949..lisa or robin. Keep in touch if you like.
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