on 3/25/14 1:55 pm - Montreal, Canada
Hi Christine, I am also waiting for surgery. I wonder why the md suggested RNY over VSG...did she specify. Perhaps you suffer from GERD (reflux, heartburn) in which case it can worsen with VSG in which case she may have suggested RNY for you. Hope all goes well for you.
So I met with the surgeon March 21st 2014. Now it is the big waiting game. Still need to meet with the dietician to get my questions answered. I have lots. I am really struggling with my decision still. Each day I feel different and not 100% sure why I am feeling this way. The doc I met with works with Dr Court since he was in surgery and she seemed nice but got my all confused telling me that I was borderline NOT a candidate :( She also told me that I should get the Gastric Y Surgery instead of the sleeve. My sister had the sleeve almost two years ago and she loves it and has lost 130 lbs. I am just so torn. Anyone else out there that is going through this process and still not 100% sure.
on 3/24/14 9:43 am
How did your experience do with Dr. Christou?
on 3/24/14 9:39 am
Has anyone had procedures done by Dr. Christou in Montreal?
After so many request for a Montreal,Quebec Bariatric facebook page, I did it... EVERYONE is welcome to join. The group is a closed group so feel free to discuss freely without worry that it will show up on your wall (for those of you who want the privacy).
Montreal,Quebec Bariatric Support-Montréal, Québec Soutien Bariatrique
I have also created an event for the Walk for Obesity...
Hope to see all of you there :)
on 3/17/14 8:11 pm - Roxboro, Canada
You will need to wait once your weight has stabilized to start plastic surgery. I have alot of skin on my arms having lost 180 lbs. I am quite muscular but the skin looks awful. I was approved for tummy tuck, breast lift, arms and legs.
on 3/17/14 8:08 pm - Roxboro, Canada
The doctor is Dr.Hani Sinno (from of the Jewish General Hospital). You are very fortunate that your skin is toned...so hopefully you won't need too much PS done.
All your questions are important and I will forward to Dr.Sinno. He is the best person to answer them. All I can say is that you need to be evaluated firstly by the surgeon and will need a referral from your bariatric surgeon. Following the consult, you need to have pictures taken (yes naked...) and the pics and evaluation are sent to the RAMQ and they decide.
I will definitely be there...see you then.
The ObesityHelp Conference 2014 is about education, fun and information for living a healthy lifestyle with weight loss surgery.
on 3/17/14 7:04 am - Canada
Hi, I am planning to attend this meeting as I am at the stage where I am starting to consider PS. Can you tell me which doctor will be at the meeting. One of my concerns at the moment is that I have lost 110 lbs but my skin looks fabulous. I have great tonicity and worry very much that RAMQ won't cover a tummy tuck. The problem however, is my posture. After having lost soooo much weight, my posture has changed dramatically and i have awful bak pain cuz of this. I actually have to do physio to alleviate some pain. Do you think RAMQ would consider to cover since I suffer from bad posture and all that ensues.
Second question, what type of technique does he use for abdominplasty? There's one surgeon I researched who does a mini-dissection that does not require general anesthesia. What's the fleur de l'yse technique. Cost for a full tummy tuck? Does he operate on smokers?
Thx soo much, hope to see u at meeting.
on 3/16/14 3:09 pm - Roxboro, Canada
English support group meeting every 3rd. wednesday of the month.
March 19th 7-9 Very special guest coming to speak about plastic surgery. He is actually my fabulous plastic surgeon having undergone a pannelectomy on January 22nd and am scheduled for a breast lift on April 16th.
If you will be joining us and have any questions for him please let me know and will forward your questions to him so he can be prepared for the meeting.
St.Laurent Community Centre
1375 rue Grenet room AB117 (first floor near the security desk).
Thanks and a wonderful evening to all.