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Isaias Irgau, M.D.
My first impression of Dr. Irgau was positive. Dr. Irgau made me comfortable. He wanted to know my reasons for consideringthe surgery and seemed to be truly listening to my responses. I felt as though he truly understand the dilemna of being overweight. He was informative and answered all of questions honestly and completely. Office staff is also very helpful and organized and make sure that all clearances are being completed in a timely manner. I am extremely pleased with my surgeon, my surgery and my recovery so far. I would highly recommend dr.Irgau and his surgical group (CHRIAS) for anyone considering weight loss surgery. Surgical manner as well as bedside manner are both fantastic!
Latest Surgery Support Comments
I have been battling weight for the past 10 years. I had to battle it prior to that but I usually won the battle. I would go up 20-30 pounds and I d get it right back off. I had one brief period of time where I was up 45 pounds but was able to get that off within 2 months. I didnt gain weight with either of my 2 pregnancies but for some odd reason, I seemed to gain quickly immediately after each pregnancy and have now been at least 100 pounds overweight for the past 8-9 years. After repeated attempts at weight loss I decided i had to take drastic measures. I decided to have surgery. I jumped through all the hoops and was 100% ready for surgery BUT>>> Aetna denied me the day before my scheduled Lap-band last year. I was scheduled for Sep.2 and rcvd a call on Sep 1st that it was denied because my weight in 2007 was a bit under where it needed to be for a BMI of 40 with no co morbitities. Aetna has this silly clause that states BMI must be 40 or above for 2 years prior to surgery. I am prediabetic and have high cholesterol and also had a sleep study which was inconclusive because I woke up soooo many times.I appealed all through the year and well, long story short, with another year of having a BMI of 40+, I now qualify under their specs. So within the same year, I am doing ALL of the same stuff AGAIN. What a waste of time and money for me and Aetna too!! I have completed all of my clearances and now just have 1 more dietician appointment, my final meeting with my surgeon and medical clearance appoitment. I have decided now to have a sleeve gastrectomy.I decided on the sleeve after reading about so many banders who were having their bands removed and were converting to the sleeve. I am really excited about it and my surgery is scheduled for August 2nd. 39 days away! I am a bit nervous to get that call the day before again with some other wacky reason for denial but am trying to be positive!!