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Clifford Deveney, M.D.
I haven't met the surgeon one on one, but he was the Dr. who spoke at the OHSU Digestive Health Center WLS informational. I was impressed with his years of surgery and overall knowledge, comfortably and confidence with the different surgery options. Some Dr's have this cockiness that they know everything and I feel that really knowledge doesn't show itself that way. I never got the \"cocky\" thing from Dr. Deveney. Just really concern and understanding of people who need to have the surgery. I really hope that I can have him do my surgery, but the entire center is considered a \"Center of Excellence\" by my insurance company and I feel confident that I will be well taken care of which ever Dr. I get. He is the Chief surgeon though.rnrnAs for the office staff, great, everyone that I met at my intake was nice and talked to me like a human being and not another fat person. I personally have experienced this on multiple occasions. Being treated poorly because I am fat, like I don’t have feelings or I am less of a person because I am heavy. So this approach to my health care was very refreshing. They are willing to work with you to make this happen and I appreciate their efforts to advocate for me.rnrnI will update this as I go on along with the process. I am still waiting for my psych evaluation from the same center. I will write again after that appointment.rn
Latest Surgery Support Comments
I am a 32 year old woman just starting the WLS process. In fact today was my first appt with the nurse and nutritionalist. I have done my homework and was as prepared as I could be. This makes me feel good. I think that I will have my surgery around the end of June. Thankfully I have really great insurance and I am double covered right now.
I have to have more blood tests, get an ultrasound and loose 8 more lbs before I can submit my paperwork for insurance approval. I am so excited. I will write more later.