You may even have to go up to westchester or go out to the island as well....
Start asking doctor's (bariatric surgeon's offices) if THEY know of anyone.
Do not give up. I spent well over a year to find a surgeon who'd operate on me (and I had insurance they all took) - it was due to some health issues.
Just plod along, ask, keep asking, keep calling. If the doctor has a list, get on it - keep calling to see where you are - heck, they might just bump you up the list just to keep you from calling every couple days.
Be persistant....be inquisitive...and use this time to build your knowledge as well!
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