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Joseph M. Vitello M.D.
Dr. Vitello was upfront and no-nonsense about all aspects of surgery which I appreciated. He visited me in the hospital and answered any questions I had. He did a great job (also had to take my gallbladder due to stones). His nurse Holtcamp is also wonderful. She will answer any questions you have.
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Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.
I ate a lot and if I was having an emotional day, I'd just eat extra.
Latest Surgery Support Comments
Hello all. I am almost 32, have always thought I was fat, and have been fat since I had my first child in 1995. I didn't eat real healthy while pregnant and gained 60 pounds. Only lost 30 after I had him so I wasn't that great to look at. Over the years I've had another child (1998), started/stopped smoking, and gained/lost a lot of pounds. I looked into wls years ago but never did anything but look. My daughter's friend's aunt had the surgery done almost a year ago and I really started looking into it. Saw the surgeon in April 2007 and he said I was a candidate. Lots of different stuff (as you all know) to do so I kind of let it simmer on the back burner.
Lost one of my insurances in August and also found out I have Type 2 Diabetes. Well, this upped my chances of getting surgery so I did what needed done by Nov. The doctor's nurse sent in all info. at end of Nov. and I got my approval letter right before Christmas 2007. I called her, she took my info., talked to doctor and called 2 days later to tell me my date is Feb. 6, 2007.
This happened so fast, I'm still kind of reeling but am excited. My kids are not sure what to think but don't like the thought of me being gone for so long (almost a week) while I get my surgery done. I've been reading everything I can get my hands on (literally and computer) and trying to talk to people that have had it done.