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Susan M.
on 9/3/14 3:14 pm, edited 9/3/14 3:14 pm
Topic: RE: Dr. Gagner or Dr. Christou in Montreal?

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).

 

 

ruthanngood52
on 9/1/14 12:27 am - Amherst, Canada
Topic: RE: Sleeved!

Congrats on your new sleeve!! Did you self pay and what was the cost? I live in NS and am thinking of traveling to Montreal for surgery

Shelley H.
on 8/18/14 8:26 am
Topic: RE: Self Pay recommendations please :)

Thank you for your suggestion!! :)

Shelley H.
on 8/18/14 8:25 am
Topic: Dr. Gagner or Dr. Christou in Montreal?

Looking at  reviews/testimonials for either/or please.  It would be so appreciated.  When? What did you have done? How much? (self pay), pre op, post op, bedside manner? facility? Professionalism?, followup?

Thx

Haggisboy
on 8/17/14 12:56 pm
Topic: RE: Self Pay recommendations please :)

I believe Dr. Court only operates in the public system. If you're looking to go private, Dr. Christou is highly rated.

http://www.weightlosssurgery.ca/

Curves-r-us
on 8/17/14 8:28 am
Topic: RE: Sleeved!

Thanks for your insight. Makes lots of sense. 

Off To Popeye's I go!

Elsie

Carpe diem 

    
justpete
on 8/17/14 8:03 am
VSG on 04/02/13
Topic: RE: Sleeved!

its not a whey isolate and has 30% more calories than an ISO.  then you add a nebulous tsp of peanut butter which makes it much higher calorie (100-200 more depending on your  teaspoon').   probably not a good habit to get into and you are kind of committed once you buy a tub of it.  calories arent a huge deal right out from surgery as you are lucky to get anything in ... so do what you like.  but it's not a good plan for long term.

 

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

    

        
Curves-r-us
on 8/17/14 6:40 am
Topic: RE: Self Pay recommendations please :)

Hi Shelley!

both surgeons you mention both come highly recommended.  I had a sleeve six days ago with Dr. Court and feel great. 

Seeing as how you're in Ontario, though (not sure where), there is Dr. Neville in the Ottawa Civic. She trained under Dr. Court and has an excellent reputation. 

Good luck with your search!

Elsie

Carpe diem 

    
Curves-r-us
on 8/17/14 6:22 am
Topic: RE: Sleeved!

Thanks JustPete. I was waiting for you feedback. I appreciate your insight and experience. 

What do you think about a teaspoon of peanut butter in chocolate shake (Body Fortress brand from Walmart)? I make them with water. 

Thanks!

Elsie

Carpe diem 

    
justpete
on 8/17/14 12:33 am
VSG on 04/02/13
Topic: RE: Sleeved!

beneprotein is kind of nasty.  you can add it to warm soup and other things and it's passable.  all the ready to drink shakes (premiere protein or muscle milk) are really a bit too thick for early post-op IMO.  Head out to your local Popeye's protein shop and get a tub of a flavored  whey isolate (ISO) and mix that with water or milk.  You can even mix that with 50% or double the protein recommended and its still not as thick as the RTD, much easier to get that down.  The fluids, you just really have to keep on it, set a timer for 5 mins and take a sip or 2 every time. keep a water bottle or shake with you all the time.  it's work, no doubt about that.

grats on your sleeve!

 

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