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Frank H. Chae
My surgeon was sitting at his desk in his office with the door open when I first saw him. I thought that the \"open door\" was significant in that I think it made him seem very accessible. He said during our first interview that I would have a direct telephone number to speak to him should I have any questions or concerns. This was AWESOME! He is loaded with excellent credentials as well. I know I am in good hands when he does surgery on me. I have another appointment with him before surgery where I will be gathering more information. I think his surgical competence is better than his bedside manner; but both would rate excellent in my opinion.rnrnI have seen my surgeon again (the last time before my surgery) and I am more convinced than ever that he is going to take great care of me. He has given me a telephone number to contact him directly if I need to. (I won't have to go through anyone else! How cool is that?) rnrnSusan at the front desk is incredibly kind and helpful--and funny! She makes the entire visit more comfortable and enjoyable.rnrnOn the negative side, they have one of those automatic blood-pressure cuffs in the office. They hurt like crazy and no amount of yelping will influence the cuff to stop adding pressure! Ugh!
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My Father died of a heart attack at age 48. I know he was 6;3" but I don't know what he weighed. He was, without a doubt, obese.
I am 56 (as of 10-8) and I had my RNY 10-16. When I got married (some 18 years ago) I weighed around 160 pounds. About July 2005, I allowed myself to be weighed for the first time in probably 10 years. At that time I weighed 367. I was perhaps 50 pounds heavier than my highest estimate at the time. I was so shocked and ashamed. That is when I began to really look hard at weight loss surgery. When I checked with the insurance company, they notified me that WLS was specifically excluded from my policy. If I was going to do it; I was going to have to pay for it. Ugh!