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Barbara_journey
on 5/8/14 10:05 am - Canada
Topic: RE: Plastic surgery Consutlation this thursday

You are definitely not "locked in" with the dr who did the request... basically the gov't will send YOU and the DR a letter stating if you were approved or not approved and that is your "golden ticket". You can then go to any surgeon who does plastic's under RAMQ. I think it is ridiculous that the top of the tummy tuck is not covered if required and I agree that you should really have a connection with your surgeon, you want them to want to help you and also you want them to be proud of the work that you will be showcasing for the rest of your life!! I also 100% recommend Dr Sinno, he is AMAZING! I am having my fleur de lys tummy tuck in August with another P/S and I have a reason as to why, however, I applied for my arms, thighs and a breast lift with Dr Sinno! I'm crossing my fingers!!!

I think you should follow your gut!

Best of luck...

        
justpete
on 5/7/14 3:31 am
VSG on 04/02/13
Topic: RE: Plastic surgery Consutlation this thursday

thanks i definately will look around.  unfortunately the guy i saw already submitted paperwork.  not sure if i'm locked into him now and need to reapply or what.  have to enquire.  thanks for the recommendation

 

HW: 407   Final Appointment : 376   Pre-op Diet Start: 367   SW: 350 (Apr2/2013) Add me on MFP

    

        
starlightlu
on 5/6/14 5:17 pm - Canada
Topic: RE: Plastic surgery Consutlation this thursday

my 2 sense… I've seen 3 PS and by far the best was Dr. Hani Sinno from the Jewish General. I have decided to have my surgery with another surgeon (though Dr. Sinno was hands down my first choice) and advice you to see Dr. Sinno for paperwork. He is sooo confident and optimistic and definitely worth your time. 

laughstarlight

    

    

  SW 260 SW 257 CW 139 GW 130  

    

Bonbon62
on 5/4/14 6:03 pm - Canada
Topic: RE: Quebec clinic

Hello, I am scheduled to have surgery with Dr. Christou in June of this year.  The weight list for surgery in my province is unbelievable, so I have decided that I will have to finance myself.. I have looked at possibility of going to Mexico for 1/4 the cost, but my choice is to have my surgery in Canada.  Not sure if you are scheduled for surgery yet??

justpete
on 5/2/14 7:27 am
VSG on 04/02/13
Topic: RE: Plastic surgery Consutlation this thursday

They put in for a pannilectomy, chest, and inner thigh.  The chest and thigh is very unlikely to pass RAMQ, and the pannis area is far from a sure thing either.  pretty discouraging that these thing might not be deemed necessary after losing 239 lbs from my lifetime high weight.  The doctor wasn't really encouraging, spent most of the time telling me what he wouldnt do and downgrading the outcome of the procedures.  Guess he doesnt want to get my hopes up.  I would have preferred to hear that he would do as much as he could, in the best way possible within the confines of what was approved.  Instead he seemed to want to establish limits ... like on the pannis area, they only go as far back on the sides as 'they can easily reach' with me lying flat on my back ... when he pointed this spot out to me it was way to far forward and would leave a huge sac of skin on the sides.  He was professional, but the attitude seemed defeatist and minimalistic.  I think I will look around for a more positive and aggressive doctor to do the procedure if it gets approved.

The photo place did allow me ot have a digital copy of the photos, which are nice to have.  not putting these anywhere near the internet though ... they are pretty horrendous.  :(

 

HW: 407   Final Appointment : 376   Pre-op Diet Start: 367   SW: 350 (Apr2/2013) Add me on MFP

    

        
starlightlu
on 5/2/14 6:39 am - Canada
Topic: RE: Plastic surgery Consutlation this thursday

great news..how did your consult go?

laughstarlight

    

    

  SW 260 SW 257 CW 139 GW 130  

    

justpete
on 4/29/14 4:42 am
VSG on 04/02/13
Topic: Plastic surgery Consutlation this thursday

I finally got the call for my plastic surgery consultation and wil lbe doing that this thursday may 1, 2014. It will be at the Montreal General Hospital with Dr Mario Luc ... if anyone has information to share on this doctor or his team, please let me know.  First surprise for me was the 100$ required to take pictures to send to RAMQ ... it guess i can understand that, but seems a bit expensive!

 

HW: 407   Final Appointment : 376   Pre-op Diet Start: 367   SW: 350 (Apr2/2013) Add me on MFP

    

        
justpete
on 4/29/14 4:38 am
VSG on 04/02/13
Topic: RE: Hello - After two years, I will be seeing the Nutrionist and getting blood work done on May 1

welcome to la belle provence! I'm personally not fond of the vegetarian diet after WLS.  Its very very carb heavy to try and get in your daily protein amount and the volume of food could be difficult to take in.  I also dont like the vegan protein powders which gritty and taste bad to me.  But to each their own!  you might make things easier on yourself if you allow eggs, dairy, and maybe even fish ... that would make things a lot simpler.

 

HW: 407   Final Appointment : 376   Pre-op Diet Start: 367   SW: 350 (Apr2/2013) Add me on MFP

    

        
Gabriella21
on 4/29/14 4:32 am - Roxboro, Canada
Topic: RE: ***English Support Meeting***

Hello,

Am not sure about Quebec City meetings in English...I can ask the moderator from our meetings if she knows of any and can get back to you.

Good luck this thursday!

Ada

 

 

MikkiMouse
on 4/28/14 10:29 am - Quebec, Canada
Topic: Hello - After two years, I will be seeing the Nutrionist and getting blood work done on May 1

Hello Everyone!  I was so happy to see there is a Quebec Support Group.   I live in Quebec City, and saw Dr. Henri Atlas two years ago to discuss VSG surgery.  I wasn't sure that I was ever going to get a call from the hospital, but they called me last week, and I will be driving to Montreal on Thursday to get my blood work done and to see the Nutritionist.  The nurse advised me that the surgery could be in June, July August or September this year.  This is scary and exciting!

I have managed to lose 50 pounds over the past two years, which is 50 pounds I gained after seeing the Doctor, and dealing with medications, etc.  The nurse recommended that I buy the IdealFast (two weeks) while I am in Montreal.  I am wondering if these are vegetarian friendly.  I switched over to a vegetarian diet for the last three months, and I have never felt better.

I am looking for friends and support through this journey.  I moved from Vancouver to Quebec, and cannot say my social network has grown with my waistline! ;(  

I am curious about Plastic Surgery afterwards.  I am certain I will need to get A LOT of work done afterwards.  Is this covered by RAMQ or will I be paying out of pocket?  Being that I am out of town, I will be staying in a hotel for a week or two after my surgery.

I look forward to hearing from anyone regarding there experiences.  I would also really like to hear from anyone who has had Dr. Henri Atlas as their surgeon.

 

Thanks!

MikkiMouse
on 4/28/14 10:20 am - Quebec, Canada
Topic: RE: ***English Support Meeting***

Can you advise me if there are any English Support Meetings in the Quebec City Area?  I am coming to Montreal this Thursday to have the consultation with the Nutritionist at the Sacred Heart Hospital.

Haggisboy
on 4/26/14 7:28 am
Topic: RE: MET SURGEON

Sounds strangely familiar, but different. I just met with the surgeon the other day at the Vic. It would appear I met with the same one as you (it was a woman), even though I was supposed to meet with Dr. Court.

She told me that even though I was leaning for the gastric bypass, her recommendation to me was for the sleeve because of my age (53) and my BMI which is very high, and that I am Type II diabetic. She said there would be less complications with the sleeve. Who am I to argue.

I didn't get to meet with the nutritionist as they were running late so that's going to have to be done via phone interview.

Asked a ton of questions but the ONE that I forgot was "how long now"?

Gabriella21
on 4/18/14 8:26 am - Roxboro, Canada
Topic: RE: ***English Support Meeting***

Hello...the surgeon is Dr.Hani Sinno and his office is at the Jewish General Hospital. He is fantastic! Just got my breast lift done this past wednesday

marshmallow2
on 4/17/14 8:20 pm
Topic: RE: Quebec clinic

What do you mean about the post-op care isn't there, would you explain or would be willing to tell me about your experience as I am looking at a mini-gastric bypass procedure as well and I know the care before and after is excellent from what I heard.

Brenda B.
on 4/17/14 7:21 pm - Gaspé, Canada
Topic: RE: Quebec clinic

Yes I have in 2009.  I would recommend.  Let me know what your questions are.  Ps postoperative service isn't great.  

 Brenda B, HW 328 PreSW 298 CW 156 Goal 165 
AT GOAL..................NORMAL BMI! DOING THE HAPPY DANCE

 
Brenda B.
on 4/17/14 7:17 pm - Gaspé, Canada
Topic: RE: ***English Support Meeting***

Ada is there a way to meet the surgeon on a regular doctor referral.  I have not seen dr Christou's since he is in private pratice.  A breast lift is my first need :-)

 Brenda B, HW 328 PreSW 298 CW 156 Goal 165 
AT GOAL..................NORMAL BMI! DOING THE HAPPY DANCE

 
Brenda B.
on 4/17/14 7:12 pm - Gaspé, Canada
Topic: RE: Quebec clinic

Yes I have in 2009.    No complications.  The follow up treatment in't the best.... But he has many surgeries under his belt.  No complications 5 years out.  I would recommend.  Get support some where else for post op.  

 

Hope this helps 

brenda tydo

 Brenda B, HW 328 PreSW 298 CW 156 Goal 165 
AT GOAL..................NORMAL BMI! DOING THE HAPPY DANCE

 
claudiaes
on 4/4/14 8:34 am - ddo, Canada
VSG on 11/18/13
Topic: RE: MET SURGEON

do you have any other issues, diabetes , anything?

if I had to , personally, I would put on some weight, you are not far at all, 39.8 is 0.2 away from 40 bmi which is morbidly obese , you would only have to put on a couple of  pounds and I would push for the sleeve, I do not like the gastric bypass but that is my opinion.

my bmi was 37 when he operated on me but I had a lapband so maybe that's why.

do your research very well because what ever you choose yo have to live with it for the rest of your life, you have to be really honest with yourself and know what you are capable of doing and what you are not.

I wish you the best of luck! 

  

           

Christine F.
on 4/2/14 9:18 am
Topic: RE: MET SURGEON

They said my bMI of 39.8 is not considered high with my height of5 foot8 1/2

claudiaes
on 4/2/14 8:20 am - ddo, Canada
VSG on 11/18/13
Topic: RE: MET SURGEON

why are you almost not a candidate? did he say ?