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Michael A. Snyder
I had Laproscopic Roux en-Y Gastric Bypass on February 2, 2004 and as of today (5/16/04) have lost 72 lbs.
He has always been excited about what he does and is never to busy to talk to you or help you with conserns that you may have. You are given a card with his personal pager number on it and always calls you back within 20 - 30 minutes, max. He is never to busy to help you.
He will not see a patient until they have been to one of his lectures and know a little about what they are getting into. His entire office staff is there at the lectures to asnswer questions, also. He isn't really up on the differant insuraces, but has staff to help you through the tough things. The office staff seems to stay on top of thing at all times. My personal favorite is Dolly Sandell. She is the Bariatric Insurance Specialist. She works very hard for all of us and really cares about what she is doing.
The only negative thing that I could say is that I would like to see him more after surgery instead of always seeing his assistant. I like and trust Patrick, but would like Dr. Snyder to spend a little time with me.
He has support groups that he encourges the patients to go to both before and after surgery. They are so helpful as you are talking to people that have all been through it all. You find out that you are not having any problems that someone else hasn't been through before and they really help you get through the rough times.
He has you go to before surgery, 3 weeks out and 6 weeks out to learn nutrietion. I would like the option to continue more classes after as I am now 3.5 mounths out and have plateaud and am at a lose on how to get over it.
Dr. Snyder makes sure that you are aware of possible complications and even has you fill out a questionier before surgery to make sure that you totally understand.
There is a great need for doctors that care as much as he does. It seems to be very personal to both him and his assistant. I would rate him on the highest scale and now understand the great demand for him.
I found the his surgical competence and the bedside manner were both great. I didn't have any complications, so I don't know allot about that. I do know that he works hand in hand with your personal physician as I did have some blood issues before surgery. I like going to my own doctor and he knows what is going on.
I would highly recommend him to anybody that is serious about his program. He is very strict on somethings, but there is a reason for that.
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Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.
I tried every diet out there and did very well with them. An example was the Atkins Diet I lost 90 lbs in a year. Of course I gained back 120 lbs, butn I did lose weight on it. Another time I lost 70 pounds and gained back 90. I'll bet I have lost the weight of 5 grown men over my life, but gained back 7 grown men. I really did YoYo dieting for years.
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