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Edward Mun, M.D.
I have met with Dr. Mun once so far. Dr. Mun is associated with the gastric bypass program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Before seeing him, I met with other members of the treatment team, an RN, the psychologist, the medical director and the dietitian. So I was fairly far along in the process by the time I met with Dr. Mun, and had already had a lot of my questions answered.
When we met, Dr. Mun struck me as competent, knolwedgeable and approachable. I still had many questions, and he answered them all thoroughly and patiently. I came away feeling very comfortable knowing that he would be performing this procedure.
Both the staff at the BIDMC gastric bypass program and Dr. Mun's staff have been great to deal with.
Quick UPDATE--7/26/01--Surgery was on 7/11. All went well. I am feeling well at this point--better than I would have expected!--only "problem" is that I still tire fairly easily, but that's getting better. Dr. Mun was great. I go for my 3-week follow-up on 7/31 and will get these external staples out. So far, I'm pretty pleased with how everything went, and very pleased with my choice of surgeons.
--8/3/01--Spent most of this week back in the hospital! Had a pulmonary embolism--a blood clot that went to my lungs. Went to the ER on Monday night, was admitted and then was discharged on Thurs. This is a known complication, but one I figured wouldn't apply to me (because, of course, complications only happen to other people). They gave me IV Heparin and I am now on Coumadin (another blood-thinner) for 6 months. No damage was done--I was fortunate in that regard. I was managed by the medical service, but Dr. Mun came by to see me and check in on me each day, which I really appreciated.
--8/8/01--Saw the dietitian today--my 4-week "anniversary." (Oh--I did have my staples out on 7/31, as planned--but they were removed while I was in the hospital, instead of in the office!) I am now on soft foods. Have been having some problems with nausea--no vomiting, but it has made it difficult to get in enough water and protein drinks. They gave me a prescription for Compazine.
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