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I met with Dr Strickland on the day of the seminar and liked him a lot. My husband and I met with him again to get info on the sleeve and if it would be a better surgery for me. He was very nice and said either surgery would get me to a healthy weight. He would not recommend one over the other, but said I was the one who would have to decide. If my priority was to lose faster the sleeve would be the one. If it was just to lose the band would get me there but would take longer. The band is less than half the cost of the sleeve and being self pay that is a huge consideratioin.rnrnHe was great about giving me the information and not making me feel as if he was only in it for the money.rnrnI felt very comfortable asking him questions and althought he was way behind due to being held up at the hospital he did not make us feel rushed.rnrnJust before surgery, I talked to Dr Strickland and asked him not to be stingy with the pain meds. I was very afraid of being in severe pain. He told me not to worry, they would take care of me. rnrnI don't remember having very much pain at all. I made sure to push the button as soon as I started to feel uncomfortable. rnrnI had a question about black poop at 12 am on Wed. after surgery and called Dr. S. He called me back quickly and reassured me it was normal. I had to call him again on Sunday about the nausea and again he promptly called me back. The problem was from meds my PCP gave me for Gout. rnrnMy only complaint is the wait time for my 2nd consult and my post-op appt.
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