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David Buchin, M.D.
I had my LapBand surgery on 10/22/08 with another surgeon. I wish with all my heart that even though it took 5 years of research, I had NOT used the surgeon I had chosen. After the day of my surgery I never saw him again. I had 2 years of fills and unfills by his PA's, restriction and no restriction. I lost a whopping 40 lbs and then regained half back...all the time throwing up and totally miserable. I felt like a total failure. My good friend that also was going through the same thing (with the same surgeon) decided to have VSG surgery with another surgeon. I was curious, but scared to death of another failure. She also had to have her band removed in a separate surgery before he would do the VSG. That was the one thing I was not on board with.
By some miracle, Dr. Buchin contacted her about her experience, and she told me about him. In their discussions, he told her he did the removal of the band and the VSG surgery in one operation. It was as if he was sent to her specifically for me. (At least that's the way I selfishly see it! LOL!)
I attended Dr. B's very next seminar and was hooked! Just the way he spoke to us and answered all the questions...I knew I was in the right place. Yes he was young, but he had 10 years of Bariatric surgery experience and excellent results. His compassion came across in his speaking, and I knew I would be making an appointment as soon as I could.
I had my consultation very quickly after that seminar. I was blown away by this man. He was so caring, compassionate, and took as much time as I could possibly need to go over everything regarding my revision. Even his packets and paperwork were informative and answered every single question one could possibly have. I left that office knowing I was about to start what I call the "second half" of my WLS journey.
I had my revision done on 8/17/11, and with the help of Dr. B and his amazing staff...Sophia, Helene, and Karla...I am doing better than I had ever hoped for!!! I attend their (free) Support Groups, and Dr. B is at every one of them. I publicly want to thank all of them from the bottom of my
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