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Steven C. Poplawski, M.D., F.A.C.S.
I just had to update on my opinion of Dr. Poplawski. At my intitial consultation with him I thought that he was kind of distant and detatched. He was very informative so I was still happy with him as a surgeon. In fact my husband had another surgeon from the same clinic and he didn't give him near as much information that Dr. Pop gave me. It has been 9 weeks since my surgery and I have a much different opinion of Dr. Poplawski. He is neither distant or detatched. He is a very competent, carry, compassionate surgeon who I would (and have) highly recommend to anyone even considering having WLS. For some reason my body responds to pain and anesthesia differntly than most peoples do. My blood pressure drops WAY down. Dr. Poplawski and his staff were both aware and prepared for this so that when it happened, no one freaked and that made things much easier for me. All of the staff at the Ann Arbor BTC are top notch. If you are looking for a surgeon who will sugar coat everything and try to talk you into having the surgery, don't look here. However, if you are looking for a surgeon who is honest, and will give you EXCELLENT care both during and after surgery, than look no further. Dr. Poplawski is your man!
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Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.
Life before learning about bariatric surgery was an emotional rollercoaster for me. Looking back at childhood pictures I see that my weight problem began around age 7. For as long as I can remember, I was always trying to find a way to lose weight. Every year I would promise myself that this would be the year that I would be able to wear a swimsuit instead of shorts and a tee shirt. We lived at the beach in the summer time and I always remember being embarrased to be seen. I would try every diet that came along, only to lose some weight and then not be able to follow through with it. All during jr. high and high school, I was so self conscious about my peers seeing me eat, that I would eat lunch at school. Of course, as soon as I got home, I...
Latest Surgery Support Comments
I'm not sure why they have me down for not updating my profile since August of last years, but I can assure you that it has been only a few months since I have done it. Not sure how far back you can read with this new format, so I will just assume that it is all on there and go from current. As far as weight goes, I am still on the low side. I am 6' tall and weighed in this morning at 143. I will have my 7 year anniversary for my RNY on the 19th of July. Hard to believe that it has been that long. The last few years have been rough for me physically. It seems that I just get one thing cleared up and then something new crops up. My latest thing is a bout of what the doctor believes to be Fibromyalgia. I was told by my chiropractor about 12 years ago that he was sure that I had that but I just laughed it off and told him "No thanks, I have enough things wrong with me already. You can give that one to someone else!" But it is no longer a laughing matter.