Met with Dr Hong yesterday, in Hamilton. He asked me 2 questions to clarify something in the file and then it was my turn.
He was very patient with ma as I wanted to go over all 3 surgeries (sleeve, RNY & DS). I was convinced the DS was what I should have. From what I have read, it is very difficult to get a DS (he is the only Dr in Canada to do them - so I got very lucky there!). I asked which type of people should have which type of surgery. Gave him my reasons and he agreed the DS was for me!
Be sure to write down all your questions - they will all be answered.
Be prepared to wait - my appt was for 9am and I saw him at 11:30.
There was no bloodwork. I got the script for Optifast, as well as blood thinner & pain meds etc for after surgery. I filled the optifast at the pharmacy there - 3 wks worth and it was about $245.00.
They DID NOT give me a surgery date.
However, they said I would be called and she wasn't sure when. Krista (the receptionist) does not do the booking. It is a manager/booking clerk. Krista said they have to wait for the Hospital OR schedule before they can book their patients (makes sense).