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Wanda Kaniewski, M.D., F,A.C.S
11/12/06rnrnWell it's been a long time, but I have another surgeon and I am starting the process all over again. As I stated below, I am now in Kansas City, Mo so I have elected to go through the program at The Institute for Advanced Bariatric Surgery in Lexnexa, KS. rnrnI went to a seminar on Oct 21st that was lead by Dr. K. My first thought was: Wow, is this really the surgeon? Once I got pass looking at this lady who didnt look like she was a day over 25 I quickly realized that she really knew her stuff. But I was still thinking in the back of my head, I gotta find out more abt here, I don't want her experimenting on me. :-)rnrnWell by the end of the seminar I was sorta convinced that she wld be the one, but I wld make my decision once I had my one on one consultation.rnrnThe consultation was Nov 2nd and by the time it was over, there was no doubt in my mind that this was my surgeon. There was no beating around the bush or anything, she gave me facts, figures and a surgery date (pending medical clearance) right then and there. All my questions were addressed and then some. We talked abt the risks, aftercare, we hit on everything. When we finished I told her I was ready. I think I got a little caught up in the moment. rnrnThe office staff is wonderful. Angela, the patient coordinator is the BOMB. I feel as if I have known her for years. She and I talk regularly regarding the insurance issues. rnrnThe facility is gorgeous. The lobby is very comfortable especially that soft leather couch. I almost fell asleep. rnrnI went to another seminar Nov 11, again very informative. This time I brought my mom and also invited 2 of my co-workers that are also interested in having WLS. After the seminar, I went to the nutrition class. This was lead by Ms. Kuda. All I can say is Ms Kuda knows her stuff as well. She gave out lots of info and answered lots of questions as well. rnrnSo far, I have absolutely nothing negative to say regarding the program that these professionals are running. I feel like I am in the best of hands.rnrn*********************************rnrnWell I have now moved to Kansas City Missouri so therefore my journey start over. I am in the process of looking for a new surgeon.rnrnrn*********************************rnrnMy mom and I met with Dr. Bellanger totally unprepared. However, he provided plenty of information about the LAP BAND and RNY surgeries. I initially wanted the LAP BAND surgery b/c it's reversible...He didn't pressure me about either one, instead he gave me info on both and recommended the RNY. I left his office undecided...but a few days later I called back and decided on the RNY b/c of the amount of weight I wish to lose. He was very warm and comforting. The office at NeWeigh is gorgeous. It's filled with what appear to be antiques. The staff there were unbelievable friendly! They call themselves lil sisters. Most have been where I am now. They are encouraging and very friendly. They have been encouraging me to come to the support group on Wednesday night. Unfortunately, I haven't gone yet, but they have them every Wednesday, so eventually I plan to attend. I feel very comfortable with NeWeigh, especially since this is their specialty. So far I rate the experience a B+. I require surgical competence first and bedside manner a close 2nd.
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My journey started 3 years ago...but since I haven't had the surgery yet, I will start my blog from June 2007. I called my doctor to start the 6 month supervised diet program and was told about a new doctor that was joining my PCP and she specialized in obesity. I thought wow, cld this be a sign that things wld work out 4 me this time? I made an appt along with a friend/co worker and we saw Dr. Beasley for the first time in June. She was awesome. She knew her stuff when it came to providing info on weight loss.....fast forward to 9/19/07
I am in the 4 month of my 6 month supervised diet program and I am once again so excited. Since my first visit with Dr. Beasley I have lossed 7 pounds, my co-worker has lossed 16 pounds. Nevertheless, I think that things may really happen for me this time. I plan to contact the program where I hope to have surgery. I already know that I want Dr. Wanda Kaniewski to preform my surgery. I met her and went to a seminar she gave about a year ago. It was at that point, I knew she was my surgeon if I ever had the surgery.
My current weight is 343 pounds.