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I first saw Dr. Ferrara was at a seminar. He was very nice and professional. He answered all my questions without making me feel dumb. Soon as the seminar was over, I knew that was my surgeon! The office staff has been amazing so far. Several people at the office have actually had surgery, so it made me feel more comfortable knowing that! Dr. Ferrara actually operated on his partner, Dr. Adam Smith a few years ago. Dr. Smith was very nice too. He had time to sit and talk to me as a person as well as a patient. I'm getting ready to have surgery in two weeks, and I will keep this updated on my experiences.rnrnSo now I have had my surgery. Everything went great. Dr. Smith and Dr. Ferrera both performed my surgery together and they both came and talk to me before my surgery, and made me very comfortable. I think I made a great decision in choosing a surgeon. I wouldn't have had it any other way!! I have a post-op appointment in 1 week and I will let you know how everything goes with that as well!
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My name is Morgan. I'm 20 years old, and very unhappy with myself. Like most people, I have struggled with my weight my whole life. I have dieted for probably 8 years. You name it, I've bought it, or tried it. I'm finally at a point in my life where I know I am ready for Lap Band Surgery. I have a great job with great medical benefits. I started this job in September, and after 3 months of employment I was able to sign up for their insurance. December is when I began to inquire about the procedure. After attending several Lap Band seminars, and finding a doctor I was comfortable with, I was told I must complete 6 months of documented weight loss with my PCP. This was a major, unexpected set back. January 17th I scheduled my first appointment with my PCP,and he said I'm a perfect candidate for WLS. I was so excited. I went to my psychologist appointment and went to see a nutritionist. I now have 1 month left! After that I can send my letter to Cigna to be approved! I talked to the Insurance company and they said approval could take as little as 72 hours and as long as 90 days. My PCP says Cigna usually takes 2-4 weeks. I'm hoping to have WLS in July. I can't wait! I'm ready to start living,and stop eating! Just kidding. I really am ready to experience all life has to offer. I want to be comfortable in clothing, be able to sit at a booth or table when I go to a restaurant. I want to be comfortable in a swimsuit and be able to run and walk without much difficulty. I also have developed a pretty severe back problem that I'm hoping will go away after WLS. I want to be in a relationship, start a family and be at a healthy weight when I am ready to have a baby. I want to be able to sleep on my back and see my feet when I look down. I want my little brother to be able to wrap his arms all the way around me. He's never been able to do that. I want to be as beautiful on the outside as I am on the inside.