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David Buchin, M.D.
I have to honestly say of all doctors I have seen whether PCP or surgeons, Dr. Buchin has been the absolute best as well as the PA Sophie. The office staff is amazing. The fact I can walk in and the staff knows me by name is so awesome. I had my gallbladder removed by the same surgeon who did my band and when he saw me he said I looked familiar. I never saw him after the surgery and his PA said I had psychological problems preventing me from losing weight.
Dr. Buchin and Sophie both came to see me everyday I was in the hospital and that really made me feel comfortable and that they truly cared. The office staff, Helene and Karla were so great with getting me approved for surgery. In the beginning of my journey I was not very motivated to lose any preop weight but after seeing how they treat each patient individually and care about my progress, that definitely made me feel a lot more motivated and the motivation carried out until post-op. I can't wait for my 2 week visit so that I can wow them with my progress and really make them proud.
I have to say I was skeptical. I read some reviews here and some people were concerned that Dr. Buchin was a young doctor. Being a medical student myself, I asked myself would it be fair for someone to judge me based on the fact that I was a young doctor so I decided to make my appointment. I have never been happier with a health care provider. If I could make Dr. Buchin my doctor for everything I would. I plan to continue to go to support group and keep up with the office for years to come. They make you feel like family. Anyone who is looking for a surgeon, this is where you want to be. He is up to date on all the latest techniques.
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I have struggled with weight issues since I was about 8 years old. By 4th grade I was already 180lbs. I have done all types of diet and exercise as most of us on here have with no real results. In 2007 I decided tha WLS was the way for me to go. I wanted to have RNY but 2 surgeons advised because I was so young and had no kids the lapband might be my safest bet. I decided to go along with it and within 6 months I knew it was the wrong decision. Still I remained determined to make it work. Now I know that it is definitely not working for me and I need to do something or risk losing my life and not being able to do all the things I want. I come from a family of overweight people with a history of hypertension, diabetes, and degenerative joint disease. Last month my mom at 49 years old had her 1st of 2 total knee replacement surgeries. I realized that I need to get this weight off or risk being in her position. I am currently in medical school and constantly wonder how will my patients react to me telling them about healthy living if I look the way I do. I cannot wait to get the ball rolling on this revision so I can live my best life possible.