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David Tichansky, M.D.
My first impression of Dr. Madan was that he was much younger than I had initially thought but very knowledgeable. He answered all my questions…plus some.While in the waiting room I did here a few people rumbling of the wait but I had been warned of this, so it was expected. I did feel a little bit like we were a herd of cattle, being shuffled from one place to another and overall you could tell that this office had “been there done that”. Everything was planned and scheduled. Dr. Madan and his staff are knowledgeable, nice and energetic. The only negative I have is their time management. rnMy first impression of Dr. Tichansky was much like that of Madan. I did feel I had a better rapport with him than Madan but honestly I have only meet them both once. It's really hard to base a true opinion on one visit.
Latest Surgery Support Comments
I guess this is where it starts.
I cannot believe I am writing this in public...here it goes. I am 5' 7" 284 pounds (how did I let it get this far?) and what most people consider a "large build" (or do we say that to justify the extra weight?). Most of my family is overweight. My mother and I have been for our whole life. Recently she has lost 100lbs through diet and exercise. I'm am so proud of her. She thinks that WLS is an easy out. I know that she and I have both lost the weight before and have always gained it back. I am tired of the cycle. My husband is not fully supportive, he says he is but I can see his hesitation. To be completely honest, I have fears. Am I going to be the 1/2 of 1% that dies? Will I be the one that has the post op complications? It's not so much the lifestyle after the surgery, I believe I can change my habits, it's the fear of the unknown.There are soooo many things I want to do again. I want to ride a roller coaster without the embarrassment of needing an “extension”. I want to feel comfortable sitting in a seat on a plane. I want to learn to scuba dive without looking like a beached whale in a wet suit. I want to do outdoor activities with my son. I feel the “I wants” could go on forever. This is truly a start for me.