Gastric bypass in Washington
I am new here, my name is Megan! I am looking into getting Gastric bypass surgery and I was wondering if anyone else has gotten this surgery. What did you have to do to get this surgery and how long did it take to get it done? I know that a persons BMI has to be 35 with an underlying condition or above 40. Mine is currently 47. Am I going to have to jump through a bunch of hoops to get this done?
Thank you everyone for reading and responding!
What you have to do and how long it takes varies depending on your surgeon, your insurance and your own needs. I had surgery about four months after my first appointment with my surgeon. I had to have a psych eval, meet with a dietician, attend a class about nutrition after WLS, have an endoscopy and get some blood tests and a chest xray.
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on 9/30/11 12:35 pm
I do not recomment OHSU because your get students there and one of them nicked my liver sending me into liver failure. One of the greats is Cliff Deveney. Truth is, though, he stays in the operating theater with a student doing the actual surgery. That could be true at any university hospital.
on 9/30/11 1:43 pm
on 9/30/11 6:45 pm
on 9/30/11 7:17 pm
I did go to OHSU and I wouldn't really recommend them. They have terrible pre op education and practically no post op follow up that is worth anything. They only check minimal labs unless you fight your ass off and without proper education or research you may not know what labs need to be checked and just trust them and believe me what they do is not enough.
WLS 10/28/2002 Revision 7/23/2010
High Weight (2002) 240 Revision Weight (2010) 220 Current Weight 115.
warning! there preop stuff is hard core.. it is s good thing though! there is a support group there also.