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Donald Hess, M.D.
I have not met him yet, but I will soon on May 16, 2005.rnUPDATE Jan 9, 2007: I have an update since May 2005. I ended up meeting him @ QMC because his consults there were a shorter wait. I saw him April 8th instead, he was really warm and explained everything to me, he put me in the surgical program and I started doing my testing in September. I found out I was 6 weeks pregnant @ my xray appt, so I had to put a hault on everything. Now I had my baby in April of 2006, and I am now back on the program, so once again I had a 2nd consult with him this was on December 18th 2006. So now I'm back on!!rnUPDATE May 22, 2007: I had my consult with him, and he remembered me from April 2005, and since I had most of my testing done on Sept 2, 2005. Dr. hess allowed me o skip all that and just take the phyc test in Feb, then I got an initial date for May 22, 2007, but then him nurse Tony changed my date to May 8th, 2007. Dr. hess is awesome! He answered all of my questions. He's the best, I couldn't say anything more about him. His personality is so soothing. He made me feel special and comfortable on the day of my surgery, he said he was soo excited on the day of the surgery, adn that took some of the tension and off for me.rn
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My story is this, intinially I started the program in April of 2005. I met Dr. Hess @ his Quincy office evrythign went off with a blast. Initially I had done extensive research and had wanted the DS, but after I spoke with Dr. Hess he let me know that dr's barely preform that surgery anymore and that maybe some dr. in a really small town in the mid west would do that type of surgery. At the time of my consult the only surgery he had preformed was lap band, open/lap RNY. I was so terrified of getting the RNY, but after talking with him he kind of persuaded me to reconsider the RNY. Now he set me up with my packet to start pre-op testing. I started testing in September 2005. I did the pulmunary test, blood test, and I started the x-ray portion of it. But when they ask me if I thought if I might be pregnant, i responded with a not so sure yes/no. So they recommended I do a blood test, so I did it. They had me waiting for at least 1 1/2hrs for the results. The funny thign was that I felt inside that I already knew the results and I didnt have to wait for them, even though I had not taken any previous test or missed my period. Well, sure enough I was pregnant, the x-ray tech did ask me I fI wanted to continue with the testing but to be aware that it can harm the baby. So I did the right thing and did nto continue with testing. I know this sounds weird but, it was a sign of relief to hear that I was pregnant. I guess even though I needed to physically get surgery, I just wasn't ready for it mentally.
Now April 2006, and I have my baby, so I call my pcp and let her know to put me back on the program, but before I did that I made sure I finished up on breast feeding because, I know you can't do anything medically to your body while pregnant or breast feeding, actually I should say it's not recommended. So after I got my self situated and stuff maybe around September or so. I guess becasue I had that 9+ month or so hiatuas, I had been erased from their system and had to place as a new patient. So I had to do another consult on December 18th, 2006.
December 18th, I went to my 2nd consult. Dr. Hess had me see his colleage first, then he came in to meet with me. I said he had remembered me from last year, so he basically had me finsh were I left off.