Familiar with Summa Bariatric Center - Akron?????
on 10/11/09 10:20 am
Is there anyone who had WLS through Summa Bariatric Center in Akron? If so, which doctor? Are you happy with them, the surgery, etc? I would like to know more, if you care to share. Thanx!
If you type in the name of the doctor in the search bar at the top, you can get to their homepage and there is a lot of patient reviews that you can read through and look at other patient's profiles. If you have any questions feel free to ask! or come to one of the support groups (the next one is October 28th).
on 10/11/09 1:40 pm
Also, thanx for the heads-up regarding the "search" bar. I will definitely use it. Prior to surgery, do you have to be on a specialized diet? Are you getting nervous? If you don't mind me asking, who is your insurance carrier? Sorry for all the questions? Thanx!
As for the diet, I did the 6 months with Dr. Wells and it was basically just a low-calorie diet. I didn't really measure or count anything- I just tried to watch what I was eating. Basically whatever kind of diet I could do to lose weight. I only lost 11 lbs in my 6 months but my insurance company (Medical Mutual) only required that I didn't GAIN any weight during the supervised diet. I was approved by my insurance on Friday (they cover 100% of the surgery) and I'm suppose to find out my date on Monday. I have to do 6 weeks of optifast prior to the sugery so I'll be starting that within the next couple weeks.
As for being nervous... I think I'm more excited than anything. I've had those 6 months to question and doubt and research everything that I could and I feel well prepared and trust Dr. Z. I'm just ready to get the whole thing over with so I can start my new life!!!
I had gone to Barix and St V's previously to inquire about the surgery but just was not comfortable at all.
Good luck with your decision!
You can add seasoning and no sugar flavorings to the products. i added italian spices to the soup and added raspberrry flavoring to the shakes to change things up a bit.
Good luck w/ your Optifast!
on 10/13/09 6:10 am
Thanx! And Best Wishes!
Today was pretesting, ekg and chest x-ray. Nothing too major just the normal round of questioning. I am more concerned about all the things I need to complete at home and work than with the surgery itself.
Good luck w/ your journey!
on 10/13/09 8:54 am
Dr Z is awesome and so is everyone in the office. You are treated with the utmost respect and given great care in the hospital. Dr Z wouldn't have it any other way.
Make sure you write down questions you may have so you don't forget any and you are always welcom to come to the monthly support group meetings.
I had my surgery on July 1st and feel great, down 78 lbs. You do not have to buy all of your Optifast at once, just get a couple weeks worth until you see what you like.
Good luck with your journey, you will have no regrets.
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