- HEALTH TRACKER
I agree Stacy...Dr. Ahmad's wife sucks as a support mediator. She has her "favorites" and only those who sell and promote success are encouraged and supported. All others are discouraged from coming. Support is key, do not rely on Dr. Ahmad's so called support meetings to see you through. Emotional support is vital to the successful outcome. All they do is go around the room and discuss numbers. THAT is not support. We all have emotional issues that need to be addressed. Of course they will encourage you to seek expensive therapy for this....again to sell more services. I had no chance at success from the moment Seema told me exactly how much weight I would lose and she basically told me I was no longer a patient of Dr. Ahmad's because her golden boy had her ear and probably made up some story to them to turn them against me. If Seema only took the time to hear my side of things, she would be ashamed of hersefl for doing so. She is not very professional and I'm not even sure she qualifies as a weight loss counselor. I would check into her credentials. Yes, they are a factory and don't care about you after you are post-op. This was my experience with them.
I am a patient of Dr. Ahmad's practice. I had my rny on 2/17/10 and regularly attend his support groups. I would highly recommend Dr. Ahmad and Mather Hospital. I did a lot of research before my surgey and he came highly recommended, not only from patients, but other physicans. He, his staff and Mather Hospital are outstanding. They are always there if you need help or have questions. They are very approachable and informative.
I encourage you to do your research on the procedure and local doctors and to attend Dr. Ahmad's informational seminar and his support group meetings. Many of his patients at the meetings will be happy to answer your questions.
I had my surgery with Dr. Ahmad in 2006 and I would NOT recommend him. His wife and staff are highly impersonal. I was reprimanded 3 years post op PUBLICALLY by Seema because she claimed I brought negativity to support meetings because I discussed my weight regain. Dr. Ahmad as a surgeon is okay I suppose, but the post-op support sucks. If you are not selling surgery for them, they don't want you at support meetings. ONLY success stories are allowed. And they cater to their favorite poster child who's weight loss went to his head!! I would recommend your going to Dr. Cussatti at Good Sam ...he has a good following and better support staff. I no longer see Dr. Ahmad because of the poor demeanor in which I was handled by Seema. At the support meetings all they discuss is numbers and how much weight everyone lost. There's more to our obesity than that but they don't even barely touch on the real issues of how we got obese in the first place...there is no place for discussion in those so - called "support" meetings.
I had my RNY with Dr. Ahmad on Jan 14th and I have nothing but nice things to say about him, his wife, and the office staff. I work in westchester, live in queens, and they have been so accommodating for me with my appointments. If I email nutrition a question I get a response back with in 30 minutes, great follow-up. I think this is the best decision I made with the best Dr. Good Luck.
I was recommended to him by my sisters friend who is also very happy. A co-worker of mine also has now sched. her surgery with him for June.