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Steven Hendrick, M.D.
He is very straight forward and honest. I would definitely, definitely recommend him. Dr. Hendrick does not issue rose colored glasses. He deals in facts and choices. I like that. I love his office manager Robbie, personable and friendly, but professional and got me the answers I needed. As a former patient, Robbie always has a great wealth of knowledge and personal experience to pull from. rnrnWhat did I like least? Hmmm, maybe would have like to had another meeting with him before surgery and have had him come to check daily, instead of his students (I know they are doctors, but still... I hired him!) This is just me, I know the important thing is that he was getting the info he needed and my care was exceptional at the hospital.rnrnSo far I see his aftercare as very well planned out and methodical. Dr. Hendrick is completely upfront about your surgical risk; but does explain that obese people are living a real, daily risk of increased stress on your organs, diabetes, high blood pressure, etc. I walked away feeling like he gave me a good \"big picture\" of both my surgical risk and present/future risk of continued obesity; it was my job to make the decisions using that information. rnrnI would rate him a 10++ for surgical knowledge and expertise. He is not a \"warm fuzzy\", but no-nonsense and friendly. Serious and compassionate. I would highly recommend him a bariatric surgeon.rn
Tania C.'s Journey
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Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.
Always hungry. Bored, emotional, happy, celebrating. It took a lot to feel full and a few hours later I would feel hungry again! This would make me feel bad, like I had no self-control. But I really was hungry.
Latest Surgery Support Comments
Let see, I just had gastric bypass on Monday, August 10th. Everything is new to me. I feel great. My surgery was problem free and I came home from the hospital yesterday (Wednesday).
Like most people I have struggled with my weight all of adult life. About two years ago my doctor mentioned that I should consider barariatric treatment and we started a "Physician Supervised Diet." Of course I lost some weight that year (about 30 pounds) ... then spent the next year in "research" mode and gained it all back plus a few bonus pounds. Sounds familiar?? I bet.
So I finally decided that yo-yoing in the 200s was over for me and it was time to go for it! I then went through the routine of calling around and attending a "info" class. I then registered for the group class w/ individual consult. I started back on a "Physician Supervised Diet" and BCBS approved my surgery!
Cha..Cha... I didn't think it would happen! I called back and made the insurance girl check it several times. Finally I think she was fed up with me and my anxiety and said "You know I would not book you for surgery if you were not approved! " Check! That as Friday before the surgery!
So now I am tender and sleeping at home is a bear, but I am on my road to a healthy lifestyle and a thinner bod!