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on 6/30/11 4:20 am
You are from Nashville and have Dr. Houston listed as your surgeon. Has that not worked out for some reason? Or is your insurance being troublesome? He has a very good reputation, though I know nothing off the top of my head that anyone has said about his hospital or other personnel involved in your potential care there.
There are some really good, experienced surgeons and some that are NOT experienced at all. PLEASE research all you can on a particular surgeon and feel comfortable with your choice. Price should not be the main reason for choosing a particular surgeon.
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on 6/30/11 7:47 am
Frankly, I would have grave reservations about programs that are basically medical tourism with one stop shopping like that. Tell me about their hospital and their general plan of action. What's their website? Who's this surgeon? Where was he educated? What kind of options do you have if there is an emergency or complications, either intraoperatively or postop? How are you going to do your followup care regarding anything that might crop up with surgical complications? What if you have to go home with an open wound or a feeding tube or other issues? Will your insurance kick in with such a scenario? What surgeon would be willing to follow you if you have these kinds of problems?
Again, I know zilch about this surgeon. These are the kinds of questions I would ask anyone who's going out of the country for surgery.
Who's going with you? How will you care for yourself during your immediate postop recovery period? How long will you stay?
One more little thing: Typing in all caps on the Internet is the written equivalent of shouting. If you don't want to bother with proper capitalization, the custom is to use all lowercase letters. It's one of those social niceties things.
If you want a good surgeon in Mexico, look up the one I mentioned in my first post.
Next thing: Why is NOTHING mentioned on that site except lap band stuff? The supplement information is an outright lie.
i am also looking to go through them. did they not send you a list of references to contact via email of other patient who have used that dr. or hospital? i recieved a huge list. and i have emailed a few and the only complaints across the board were no/crappy pain meds and language barrier w/ the nurses. from what i am beign told the dr. has great bedside manner, speaks english very well. if you want the list i would be more than happy to fwd it to you or call joyce she is amazing, never once has she not answered a question i have no matte how little and piddley it was.