- HEALTH TRACKER
So I'm 62 days away from submitting all of my information into Aetna for approval on my DS surgery. Well I have heard many disturbing things about the Bariatric Surgeon I have chosen (Dr. Barker) in Dallas, TX. I can deal with the non existent bedside manner, because I have personally known three people you have gotten surgeries from him that have went perfect. I have almost been working with him almost a month tomorrow and don't want to lose that time that I have invested working with him and too loose all the pertinent information i need to get approved. Such as the sleep study, EGD, etc., because i doubt if he would fax my results over to a different physician. With that being said, I contacted the nurse and asked in particular how many DS surgies he has successfully done. She stated that too date he has done 150 with a complication rate of less than 1%. However, he has been practicing for well over 15 years so I'm wondering if that is a sufficient amount of surgeries for me to be comfortable with? It's not much but then again not that many people are aware of DS etc, since its not as popular as the gastric bypass and sleeve that he is known for doing. So with that said, what do yaw'll think? (mind you im from Texas so excuse the yaw'll). I requested another consult so that I can have all my questions answered specifically for DS, since at first I realy wasn't sure what I wanted to get. I guess what bothers me is that I would prefer to have some guidance with my decision and not have it too where whatever I say they up and run with. I want to be xtra confident in my decision making process. Thanks in advance
5'1" -- HW 195/SW 187/GW 115 July 08/CW 121 Dec 2012
Starting BMI between 35 and 40ish?
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