Afternoon all, Let me start by saying after over 2 years researching the best barirtric surgery for me I've set my sights on DS over RNY.
Sadly after finally getting my approval from the Canadian Forces(Military) there steering me towards the RNY. Anyone have any success requesting DS over RNY?
I guess i should add a little about myself. 38.5 -39 BMI, after dropping 10+ pounds this year I'm under 40BMI for the first time in over a year, Thankfully(sad to say) I have obstructive sleep Apena as well as GERD(easily controlled with 40mg pantoloc each day) high bad chlos, and borderline HBP as well a family history littered with HBP, Diabites, heart disease, Cancer etc.
I also have a documented history of requiring NSAIDS, had swelling issues due to my taxing career(16 years military) and had surgery for compartment syndrome in 2010 in both my legs.
Any advice on how i can steer my medical coverage(Blue Cross Canada for federal employees) towards DS surgery and if possible Dr Gagner here in Canada.
I am unable to contact Blue Cross or even google there coverage as my surgery is being managed by the military and they control all access to information and contact with insurer.
I can live with RNY but in a perfect world DS works best for me and my life and career requirments.
Referal March 2011, Orientation Dec 5 2012, Nurse Prac Jan 8th 2013, Dietitian Jan 9th 2013, Social worker Jan 10th 2013, Ultra sound Jan 20th 2013, CT scan Feb 4th 2013, Scope Feb 5th 2013 ....