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Matthew Christopherson M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Christopherson is an awesome surgeon and is very supportive during you journey from deciding to move forward with weight loss surgery to the time that you actually have it done. He is also very much into the follow up aspect and wants you to continue to follow up with him in the years to come. His staff is wonderful to work with and very helpful. I would recommend him 100%.
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Hi, my name is Becky and I am 46 years old. I have been struggling with weight since the birth of my first child, and now have comorbidities of diabetes, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia and osteoarthritis. I have been looking into having surgery for over 2 years, but my insurance does not cover the costs. After extensive discussion with my physician husband we decided this was something that I needed to do for me so that I could be around for our three daughters graduations, weddings, and future grandchildren. I got in contact with Dr. Christopherson from Davenport and started the process. Even though I was self pay I had to go through all the hoops that I would have if the insurance company would have been paying for it, the counselling, the dietician, and psychiatrist, lab work, etc. I was originally interested in the Lap Band, I was not really interested in having my entire stomach removed.....when I returned after the first of the year he discussed with me the option of verticle sleeve gastrectomy. He just started doing them and thought that this would be a great option for me. After much discussion and thought I decided to go with the sleeve and had it performed on May 18th, 2009. I am 5 days out from surgery at this time and feeling awesome, already thinking this is the best decision for ME that I have made in a very long time. I have a daughter getting married on July 4th and am anxious to see how much weight I will loose before that time.