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I really like Dr. Bour and his program. He has an outstanding program. Every week at support group meeting I am impressed with his staff and all the information I learn in meetings. rnThe thing I liked the least was the waiting list. He is so good that he is kept booked months in advance. Future patients need to have reasonable expectations. He does not perform drive through surgery. There are psychological tests, meetings with a psychologist, meetings with a nutritionist and pre-tests done to ensure that it is safe for you to have this surgery. Aftercare is absolutely emphasized but is not the only consideration with Dr. Bour. You have to take classes prior to being scheduled for surgery. If you don't take the classes you don't get the surgery. He wants to make sure that everyone knows exactly what they are getting into and what to do in any situation. There is a carefully structured aftercare program and classes that are mandatory. Dr. Bour is very knowledgeable and I have spoken with several of his patients to ask them questions as well. They all speak very highly of him. HE explains everything to you and you are SOOOO INFORMED!! I'll update more after surgery. :)
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My story is no different from any other person's story on this web site. Many thanks to all of my friends who are supporting me through this web site. Most weekends I spend quite a few hours scanning different profiles to learn and read about the good, bad and the ugly! lol I know that people come in all shapes and sizes and I respect that 100% . Each person must decide for themeselves what will work and what does not. I thought orginally that I would never have the surgery myself. However, I changed my mind and I am ready to embrace a healthier lifestyle. It will take discpline to make the correct choices. I have struggled with my weight mostly in my adult life. I was a premie baby...so when I was younger I was smaller. I am learning all I can about what is the right decision for me. Today is 7-12-07- I am just starting this Weight loss journey. I went an informational group meeting today and I am considering RNY -gastric surgery. My mother had an gastric bypass called MGB "Mini-gastric bypass". She has done very well and has lost 150 lbs!! - 4 year post-op. (6-5-03) We will see how long this beginning paperwork process is and if my insurance will pay for it. That is a key factor!!Thanks for all the support! Thanks for reading.