Revision Surgery Available In Somerset, KY

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on 10/1/08 7:39 pm
Hi Everyone!

My name is Cathi and I am the program director for Commonwealth Bariatric Center in Somerset, KY. I am very pleased to announce that we offer one of the most experienced bariatric surgery teams in Kentucky and surrounding states.

Commonwealth Bariatric Center is a hospital based, comprehensive program offering dietary consults, psychological examinations, consult with a physical therapist, education classes by a certified bariatric nurse, support group meetings and internet support group, led by the professional bariatric clinical team.

Our surgeons offer a variety of procedures including the latest procedure, the VERGITO. Also performed are the gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding, duodenal switch, sleeve gastrectomy and revision surgery.

Our Bariatric Surgeons performing bariatric surgery exclusively at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital: 

Dr. John D. Husted formerly of San Francisco, CA and Nashville, TN
Dr. Tommy Shelton
Dr. Rachel SHelton

To contact us for more information, please call us toll free at: 1.800.426.4285  Mon-Fri from 8am-5pm and beginning Monday 10/6/2008 our call center hours will be from 8am-11pm (Mon-Fri) to better accomodate your needs.

Cathi Roskind, RN, CBN
Bariatric Program Director and
Weight Loss Surgery Patient
Commonwealth Bariatric Center
Email: cathi.roskind@lpnt.net
TF: 1.800.426.4285
(deactivated member)
on 10/1/08 9:02 pm - Elizabethtown, KY
Hi Cathi, u might be the lady Lori told me to call. Did she forward my email to u? I'm waiting to set up an appt with Dr Husted. Since I'll be a revision she said I don't have to do a seminar. I hope to hear from u soon and I'm really looking forward to talking with Dr Husted.
(deactivated member)
on 10/2/08 6:31 pm
Hey Angela. You and I had talked before. I thought you already had an appt set up with Dr. Husted. Did that fall through?

How's things?

Jill
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on 10/2/08 7:36 pm - Elizabethtown, KY
Hi Jill, everythings cool. There was a bit of confusion about whether or not I'd have to do a seminar or not...I made an appt then someone called and said I'd have to do a seminar, then I found out from Lori that I did not have to do a seminar since I've had the rny and I'm a revision. I'm waiting on someone named Ellen to call me with my appt date just to meet him (no seminar) for Oct 23 or Oct 28 (I think thats what Lori said lol) I'm excited and ready to go....:)

Basically everything is good to go with me. I'm still having alot of heartburn, reflux issues. I had the scope done on 9/16 and he found some esophogatis (I know I misspelled that lol) and I think that is a fancy way of saying reflux...Dr Shina doesn't do revisions and has actually recommended I call Dr Husted's office, which is cool since I'd already done that..

How are things with u?
(deactivated member)
on 10/3/08 1:49 am

I'm glad to hear your update!! You will be in before you know it!! You will love him also.

You know, when I had my upper GI, they found reflux also. I was shocked b/c I was not having heartburn. Guess what? Ever since I found out that I have reflux, I have heartburn. Funny!!

Definitely keep me posted on when you get to come down this way and see Dr. Husted!! I have thought about you several times, and wondered how your progress was.

Thanks,

Jill

pepsi98
on 10/2/08 4:09 pm - Norwich, CT
Hi Cathi,
I've read so much about Dr. Husted...do you have plans available for patients that have to travel?  How many DS surgeries has Dr. H done?  I am appealing a denial that I got from BC/BS to put a band over my old gastric stapling from 1982, but I am intrigued by the DS and just  wonder sometimes if I should stick to the band over bypass as I have several co-morbids and it is less invasive than the DS obviously.  I wish I had a crystal ball and could be assured that I would make it through the surgery and go on to lose this weight and enjoy my life.
 "The Joy of the Lord is your strength."  Nehemiah 8:10


START:  330         CURRENT:  274.5 lbs         GOAL:  190          TOTAL:  55.5 lbs

 



(deactivated member)
on 10/2/08 5:20 pm
I'm sure Cathi will be along shortly to answer your questions, but in the meantime, I have been to see Dr. Husted. I loved him. If I were you, I would at least talk to him. He told me that he'd done around/over 200 revisions, and who knows how many first time DS surgeries. Also, I read somewhere, and I can't remember where, that the band could possibly be removed as a possible revision alternative. Did that make sense? In other words, getting the band over bypass might not be an option in the future, just due to poor results. Hope I'm not quoting anything wrong here.

Good Luck! Go with Dr. Husted, you will love him!

Jill
pepsi98
on 10/2/08 8:27 pm - Norwich, CT
I have heard that people who have had stapling/RNY typically  do better than 1st time bandsters-- as a matter of fact I have  also heard that in Europe, MD's are putting in the band at the time of RNY surgery for the future.  Since I've already been denied for the band over the stapling and am now having to appeal, I wonder how many hoops I'd have to jump over to get them to approve a DS?
 "The Joy of the Lord is your strength."  Nehemiah 8:10


START:  330         CURRENT:  274.5 lbs         GOAL:  190          TOTAL:  55.5 lbs

 



(deactivated member)
on 10/3/08 1:54 am
You know what? You might be exactly right. It's definitely something I considered in the past. I have read from both sides....those who've had the revision and done fantastic, and those just the opposite. I can't even remember where I read that about the band, so it might be wrong, that's why I wanted to make sure I said that above. That was the only tidbit from what I read that stuck with me!! Didn't want to give out false info.

I'm not sure how many hoops you would have to jump through for the DS revision, but I hear Dr. Husted's insurance person, Ellen is top notch!! I think the DS is the better long term revision for me. I hope insurance comes through and I don't have to fight to hard. How long ago did you get denied for the band?

Thanks,
Jill 
Tabitha70
on 10/2/08 7:24 pm
I'm also seeking a revision with Dr. Husted from RNY to DS.  I just have to wait for my phone consultation appointment to talk with him as I live far away. 
Is the 200 number for revisions in general?  I'd like to know how many RNY to DS revisions he has performed.
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on 10/3/08 1:57 am
Hi Tabitha.

I can't remember if he specifically said RNY to DS revisions, as I just asked for revisions. I do know that he has done a lot, but just ask him, he will give you specifics. He is very easy to talk to. Also he told me that he'd never lost a revision, which eased my mind. He did say complications are fairly common, but they range from skin irritation to the more dangerous complications. I have faith in him, obviously.

When do you think you will get your phone consultation? Actually, the first time I talked to him was over the phone, as I was here in KY and he was still out in CA. He takes his time on the phone also, so have your questions ready!!

Good luck!
Jill
Tabitha70
on 10/3/08 9:33 am
Hi Jill, I will ask when I have my phone consult but I'm just not good with patience!  :-)  I'm not sure when my phone consult will be but hopefully soon, I'm excited to get the ball rolling!!

:-)
(deactivated member)
on 10/3/08 12:02 pm
We are a lot alike then, I have NO patience.....Have you been to www.johnhustedmd.com? There is a section on the forum there called "Ask Dr. Husted." You can always go ask there. Looks like he answers quickly also!!

Any idea when your phone consult will be?

Jill
(deactivated member)
on 10/3/08 5:32 pm
Hello Everyone:
Sorry for the delayed reply but  am rarely on this site to be honest.  PLease, if you need a quicker response or have a question for me, please email me at:

Cathi.Roskind@lpnt.net
That is my work email Mon-Fri or

cathiroskind@windstream.net
That is my home email for weekend use

Angela: Have no recieved any notifications from Lori in regard to you.  If you come through Commonwealth Bariatric Center for your surgery, you will have to attend a seminar and I wouldn't feel right otherwise. 

TIme is precious for all of us as is gas money, but...a revision is a major procedure with slightly more risk involved as any second surgery would be. You were educated as a bypass patient not a revision patient. I personally, as a WLS patient with a gastric bypass would never consider having a revision without the latest information available.  Wo wants to go for a possible third procedure later down the road?  Make sure you know what you are getting yourself in to and that you are selecting the best tool now available for you. The best way to do this is to attend the seminar, meet the staff and make sure you feel comfortable with the people you are marrying for life!  LOL

I'll certainly be there and would love to meet all of you.

Number of DS I can't answer as Dr, HUsted is attending a seminar out of town and I have known him for about a month! I k now he has done approx. 1500 procedures but do not know the breakdown as I don;t have his data. I will find out and get back to you on that, unless he or his San Francisco person replies beforehand.

Please email me direct if I can be of further assistance to any of you.

Cathi Roskind, RN, CBN
Commonwealth Bariatric Center
(deactivated member)
on 10/4/08 6:43 pm - TX
Just wanted to say Hello Cathi.  I was one of Dr. Husted's first revision patients when he went to SF and I've done incredibly well and so very happy with my choice of both the DS and Dr. Husted.  I'd do it all over again if I had to.......
LoriAS
on 10/6/08 9:39 pm, edited 10/6/08 10:02 pm - CA
 Hello Angela,
Not everyone gets out of going to the seminars. Personally I think they are incredibly valuable. You had a special cir****tance that both you and I agreed was much more important than your going to a seminar "before" your consultation. You can certainly go to one after your consultation. I go almost every month and I always learn something new and I am 6 years post op from my D/S. Also, I was told today that your consult was set up. They were holding the days for you since we knew what days you could come. it just took a few days to get back to you. Not a great excuse but some sort of virus or something has gotten to all 3 of us who work for Dr. Husted.

Dr. Husted told me he will be doing Seminars every Monday from 9-11 am until further notice.
There is one next week even though it is a holiday. I think that you MUST call the office to register for the seminars.

Tabitha,
I saw your posts about which revision surgeon to choose and I didn't feel that it would be appropriate to chime in there since I work for Dr. Husted. I am glad you seem to be choosing Dr. Husted. I don't know any surgeons that do as many revisions on other surgeons' patients as he does. Our practice in California was almost 80% revisions. That's a guess but I'm sure it's pretty accurate.
Please PM me as I spoke to the office today and they said they don't have any knowledge of a phone consultation for someone named Tabitha. There is always a possibility that there is just a communication glitch so I could be incorrect.

That's it from here. I wish you all the best.

Lori

John Husted, M.D.
Bariatric Surgeon
154 Bogle Office Park Drive, Suite B
Somerset, KY  42503
www.johnhustedmd.com
lori at Johnhustedmd.com
1-877-JHUSTED
1-877-548-7833


(deactivated member)
on 10/17/08 5:16 pm
Pepsi:
Yes we will have an accomodation package for those traveling from far away and we will work with you on this as you come through the system.

Starry:
Thanks for taking the time to email me and congrats on your success as a DS. Your pic looks fantastic! If you are ever in Kentucky let me know ahead a time and I'll take you to lunch.  Maybe we can use you for show and tell at one of our informational seminars.

As far as numbers, exact statistics on Dr. Husted procedures I am still working on that. I have seen one set of numbers and am wanting to make sure about a couple of things. However...he's done enough to satisfy ASMBS Center of Excellence requirements and they are very picky. He has to have good patient outcomes to be designated as well.

Myself, Dr. Husted, Ellen  Bell(his Practice Manager and Insurance Specialist)  and Gayla our Patient Services Coordinator met today and will meet weekly to ensure this program runs seamlessly. We are blending two very differant styles of running a bariatric service, based on Dr. Husted's and Ellen's experience, as well as my experience. This recipe should call for SUCCESS! It's not having our patients satified, but very satisfied with our program.

If any of you have any questions, thoughts or concerns, please contact me at:  cathi.roskind@lpnt.net or  cathiroskind@windstream.net

I have coordinated many informational seminar dates throughout Kentucky, Tennessee and will consider other states. Contact me if I can set one up for you. OUr new website for Dr. Husted's patients is coming soon. It is currently under construction and due to be completed in the next couple of weeks.  Our site will be monitored by a certified bariatric nurse who just happens to be a WLS patient herself(that would be me!), a bariatric dietican, Ellen the Insurance Specialist, Gayla, our patient services coordinator, a physical therapist, Psychologist and on occasion, Dr. Husted. I'll announce it to his patients soon. Our website address for pics is:   www.CommonwealthBariatricCenter.com

Have a great weekend all.

Cathi Roskind, RN, CBN
Bariatric Program DIrector
Commonwealth Bariatric Center
1.800.426.4285
LoriAS
on 10/20/08 12:59 pm, edited 10/20/08 12:59 pm - CA
 I am responsible for updating Dr. Husted's statistics and they are pretty accurate. 

Lori


John Husted, M.D.
Bariatric Surgeon
154 Bogle Office Park Drive, Suite B
Somerset, KY  42503
www.johnhustedmd.com
lori at Johnhustedmd.com
1-877-JHUSTED
1-877-548-7833