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Dr. Urbandt and his staff are wonderful. He is very knowledgable and cares about his patients. I had complications after my surgery and Dr. Urbandt always made me feel in capable hands. In my 6 months of visits prior to surgery I feel every risk was discussed as well as the committment required post op. Dr. Urbandt also has a P. A. that works for him Jamie O' Niell she's wonderful. I feel like their whole office is my family in my weight loss journey.
Latest Surgery Support Comments
May 20,2006-.I've had my 2nd meeting with surgeon on 5/19/2006 since my intial consult in february, I have found out I have severe sleep apnea and started on a cpap machine. I also have arthritis and now just found out I have venous insufficiency. I had already been diagnosed with Gerd and PCOS with prediabeties. I have just finshed my third month of my pcp diet I've lost 4 lbs. I have three more months to go. I see the surgeon again 8/18/06 I should be able to set my surgery date then. I already did my sleep study, my labwork,my gastroscopy, my meetings with dieticain. I have to have my psychological evaluation yet and I'm going to the support group on 06/19/06. I thought that the 6 months would be an eternity but it's going fast. I'm started to get excited as I can get closer to a surgery date.
August 30, 2006- I had all my pre-op labs, chest x-ray and ekg done today. I got all my vitamins to have and i bought smaller plates and silverware. I just feel so happy for this gift I am being given.
September 16,2006-- I'm getting very nervous but excited for my surgery on Monday 09/18/06. I couldn't sleep to night I've been on the internet almost all night.My journey until surgery is 7 months from intial appointment to my surgery date. It seemed like a long time at first but I'm so better prepared now than I was then. Iwill hopefully be home by Wednesday . Talk to everyone on the losing side.
October 7,2006--I intially had some post op complications. They knicked a large artery during my surgery. I had extra blood loss and ended up in surgery longer and also in recovery longer. My blood pressure was low. They tried twice the 1 st night to get me up and I was faint with dry heaving. I came home 9/20/06 I went back in the hospital a week after my surgery on 9/25/06. I had a fever and severe abdominal pain. They thought I had a leak. Fortunately my drain site It had been changed daily by a homecare nurse. Plus I'm also a nurse had become infected overnight. Looked fine Sunday by Monday afternoon was swollen red and filled with green pus. needless to say the pulled the drain. But I had some infection just underneath in my abdominal wall and all the tissue surrounding the drain was inflammed. I was on iv antibiotics and fluids. My magnesium levels were also low. I came home on 9/27/06. I've never been more exhausted in my life. They but me on po augmentin. I had nausea and diarrhea for days. Was still on clear liquids at the time. I started pureed food on 10/01/06. I've been having some vomiting and lots of nausea. It's been difficult to get in my fluids or protein. I saw the doctor yesterday. He doesn't want me to go back to work until the 30th of this month barring I have no further set backs. They changed my diet to full liquids for 4-5 days then to try puree again. I lost 22 lbs so far but I don't want to do it by being sick. The doctor says I'm already dehydrated and if I don't get more fluids in this week I may need IV fluids. I'm trying hard to prevent that. I did better yesterday with full liquids. I know things will get better I'm just stuck in a rut right now.