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Kevan E. Mann
Dr. Chastanet is very nice and kind. I met him at the orientation class. He was very clear about the risks and benefits involved in this surgery. You can also tell that he really does care about his patients. I met the \"team\" as well. The psychiatrist, nutritionist, as well as the case manager (aka bariatric nurse). They are all very kind as well. I think they all work very hard to make sure that every patient succeeds. I will have to say that the way the discussed the aftercare...it sounds amazing and I'm very impressed.rnrnDr. Mann was a wonderful surgeon, I couldn't have asked for a nicer person to place my life in his hands. Him and Dr. Chastanet did the surgery together but for the most part I deal with just Dr. Mann. My first impression is the same as the one I still hold, his bedside manner is unbelievably wonderful and he is one of the kindest people I have ever met. He is also very helpful with all of my problems whenever anything comes up all I have to do is ask him and he answers even my most ridiculous questions.
Latest Surgery Support Comments
So my story isn't really that different than anyone else's here. I've been battling with my weight since I was a child. I've been put on diets since 13. I rebelled against said diets for a few years (gained A LOT of weight), lost the weight, got married and pregnant twice and gained it all back and then some....like another 50 more. I began this year at 278 and now waiting for my Pre-Op tomorrow I'm around 260 something. Not bad but not good either. I have two kids that I love more than anything except my amazing husband of almost 6 years. I am happy with my life except for the fact that I'm not really living it. I'm watching from the sidelines as my life passes me by because of things I cannot do (run, dance, play, goof off with my kids...etc.), so I decided last year that this needed to change. I had to do something when I couldn't dance for one whole song while holding my almost 4 year old at the time. So I researched the surgery. I did my homework I didn't research for months but at the end of 2 weeks I could explain RNY-Lap to just about anyone even if they had no clue what it was. My dad was actually against it until he realized that I was serious and wasn't just messing around this time, that I knew what I was doing and knew what the doctors would be doing to me. How it was going to work, help vs. things tried before, etc. My mom has been my biggest supporter from afar, but she is happy that I'm finally doing something about the weight. My husband is afraid of many things but staying positive for me which I find to be amazing and wonderful of him. My girls are too young to really understand anything we are just going to tell them that Mommy needs to go to the hospital for a few days so that the doctors can fix her tummy....But all in all it is going to be the most wonderful experience of my life. May the Gods watch over us all.....