on 9/15/14 7:53 am
Hello I was going to self pay which is $18,500. If you go to this link http://www.weightlosssurgery.ca/about-us/dr-nicolas-christou/
they will give you the info of what's included in the price. I recommend this surgeon. His very nice and did this surgery a million and 1 times. I ended up going through Medicare. At the time I weighed out the time it would take to self pay as to the wait time through Medicare. It was like 2 months difference. So I went the free way. I applied in March with Oliver court at the royal Vic and I'm now going to my next step in meeting the surgeon.
on 9/4/14 4:03 am
Happy you're making progress. Be forewarned I also had a doctor who was prepared to help me through all my follow up care (even had a few other patients with the ds), but he felt out of his depth directly after my surgery. It's still touch and go whenever I have issues.
Which surgery are you going for? I suppose my biggest hesitation is with DS aftercare in ontario...
I was very eager and felt very prepared and informed going into the surgery, I thought I had all my ducks in a row and had all of my stuff sorted, but I quickly felt out of my depth even with being very informed. I'm feeling much better almost 9 months out, but it was a bumpy road.
I'm sure you know all that stuff but I felt I had to say it regardless. Feel free to message me if you ever want to chat.
on 9/3/14 10:35 pm
Thanks Susan for your input. Much appreciated. I have my family doc supporting me for any post op care. I have heard many good things about this surgeon. I have a consult with him tomorrow morning. Hoping it goes well and we can move forward with setting a date.
on 9/3/14 3:14 pm, edited 9/3/14 3:14 pm
I had a DS with Dr. Ganger. It was not private, I do not believe I was a normal case as I went through no hoops other than my tests.
I would say he has a good bed side manner, he's an excellent surgeon, and very professional. I was informed I would have no follow up with him, and haven't. I think he likes to keep his business mostly private, and I believe his private patients are much more devoted to him. From the public side of things I feel he is left wanting.
If someone were having surgery, I would recommend him without hesitation, if they had all their ducks in a row for before and after care (with other doctors).