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Below are questions posted by the public about bariatric surgery and related issues. Please note that we are working very hard to make this system as well-organized as possible. If you have a question to ask, please make sure that it hasn't already been asked yet. Redundant questions reduce the quality of this service.

  • A in network Dr. that Blue Shield of CA sends their (Jul 28, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • By BMI is 30. What to say so I can get approved for surgery since I got denied? (Jan 23, 2003) (View) (32 answers)
  • I need to find a doctor (Dec 21, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • laproscopic procedure done at pacific bariatrics??? (Mar 31, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • stretch marks (Dec 14, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Would the RNY or BilioPancreatic Gastric Bypasses be best for me????? (Dec 27, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • ***I AM CONSIDERING THE WLS AND MY FAMILY IS MAKING ME A LILTTLE SCARED*** (Jan 12, 2006) (View) (18 answers)
  • 14 year old boy considering lap band. Any advice? (Apr 26, 2009) (View) (3 answers)
  • 1984 Horizontal Stapling failed. Planning Open RNY-Any similar experiences? (Dec 31, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • 1out of 100 die is this true???? (Nov 10, 2002) (View) (11 answers)
  • 1st appointment, 4-6 hours long? (Apr 22, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • 23yrs old with bmi of 55 (Aug 7, 2009) (View) (6 answers)
  • 24yr/F w/BMI of 44 297lbs how do I get approval for PA Medicaid? (Apr 23, 2010) (View) (5 answers)
  • 46 BMI & UPMC (Feb 6, 2009) (View) (5 answers)
  • A bariatric surgeon in the Oneonta area (Apr 26, 2008) (View) (5 answers)
  • A believeable story to tell others who you dont want to know you had WLS? (Jul 22, 2006) (View) (24 answers)
  • A friend of mine is researching the lap band and was looking (Jul 23, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • A word of encouragement to those considering surgery. . . (Nov 12, 2004) (View) (6 answers)
  • About how long does it take before you can actually have the surgery? (Nov 7, 2012) (View) (3 answers)
  • about lap band surgery (Jul 2, 2009) (View) (3 answers)
  • about lapbanding (Feb 15, 2010) (View) (1 answer)
  • achalashia, Hyatial hernia, positive for factor 5, one strand. (Aug 21, 2009) (View) (3 answers)
  • Aetna and Tummy Tuck (Jul 24, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • After loosing 152 lbs. from the RNY surgery, I'd like to get something done to (Apr 20, 2005) (View) (1 answer)
  • After rereading my exclusion policy again and again I think I found something i have (May 31, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • AFTER SURGERY HAS EVERYONE BEEN ABLE TO BE VERY ACTIVE OR DO YOU HAVE TO BE CAREFULL (Nov 23, 2002) (View) (8 answers)
  • After Surgery is it ok to get Pregnant? (Oct 21, 2009) (View) (9 answers)
  • After you have the surgery how long will it take your body to start losing weight? (Jun 21, 2006) (View) (3 answers)
  • AGB--How do I find a doc who does it (hopefuly in Colorado?) (Jul 9, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • age 66 related to type of surgery (Apr 29, 2008) (View) (6 answers)
  • All successful long term VBG's please email me! (Jan 26, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • ALL THOSE FROM MICHIGAN, HAVE ANY OF YOU HAD.. (Jun 18, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • almost 17yrold female needs wls (Mar 30, 2007) (View) (12 answers)
  • Am I a good canidate for the lap band if I already have a thyroid condition? (Apr 9, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • am i to young to have a tummy tuck? (Sep 23, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • Am I Too Old? (Aug 23, 2003) (View) (10 answers)
  • Any surgeons in Central Florida performing WLS accepting Medicaid/Medipass???? (Jul 10, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Any advice welcome (Nov 15, 2009) (View) (19 answers)
  • Any comments about Dr. Quinlan from Pittsburgh, PA? (Apr 29, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Any discounted programs for people who can not get medical insurance (Aug 16, 2009) (View) (3 answers)
  • any docs accept self pay for lap band in indiana (Dec 14, 2005) (View) (1 answer)
  • Any DS Canadians here? (Dec 17, 2005) (View) (1 answer)
  • Any GOOD Gastric Bypass Surgeons in S.D., besides Sioux Falls? (Apr 21, 2007) (View) (1 answer)
  • Any good surgeons for Lap Band in California (riverside)? (Apr 10, 2006) (View) (2 answers)
  • Any info on Dr.s in the Lubbock, TX area (Dr. T. Scott and Dr. D. Hall) ? (Nov 24, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Any info re: teen canidates for Gastric Bypass Surgery and Medical? (May 27, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Any one around 285 who had Lap RNY? (Sep 24, 2003) (View) (15 answers)
  • Any one have it done kn KC MO by Dr. Rast? (Apr 21, 2004) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Any recommendations for pre-ops wanting to experiment with protein supps? (Jan 28, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • any referrels for a pcp in clear lake, tx (Apr 8, 2007) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Any regrets (Apr 12, 2009) (View) (13 answers)
  • Any regrets? Has anyone wished they had the lapband instead of the rny? (Mar 6, 2007) (View) (11 answers)
  • Any suggestions on questions I should ask at my first group meeting? (Nov 11, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Any suggestions on which WLS is the overall best? (Mar 2, 2010) (View) (10 answers)
  • any teens here who have had wls? (May 30, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • Any way to help cover costs? (Feb 9, 2010) (View) (2 answers)
  • Anybody get approved for tummy tuck through Mail Handlers? (Mar 17, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Anybody have any info on people with Multiple Sclerosis and Lap Band (Jun 17, 2009) (View) (1 answer)
  • Anybody my size have surgery? (Oct 24, 2003) (View) (14 answers)
  • Anybody out there have blue cross/blue shield (federal plan)? (Dec 14, 2002) (View) (12 answers)
  • Anybody us Dr Hamn in Plano, TX for WLS recently? (Aug 15, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Anybody use United Healthcare PPO through Convergys? (Sep 24, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Anyone a patient of Beaver Medical Group in So. Ca. with Blue Cross Ca. Care a HMO? (Jul 13, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Anyone approved since Aetna's policy revision on 1/17/03? (Jan 31, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Anyone choose between the Fobi pouch and RNY? (Jun 20, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • anyone dealt w/lite dimensions ? I see a lot for smart dimensions, are they the same? (May 26, 2006) (View) (3 answers)
  • anyone else had Cigna OK for surgery..then send a denial letter? (Dec 25, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • Anyone from British Columbia, Canada had lap band surgery? (Mar 22, 2006) (View) (2 answers)
  • Anyone from IN with Central States (Teamsters) Insurance? (May 7, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • ANYONE FROM KAISER IN CALIFORNIA HAVING SURGERY SOON? WHERE ARE YOU FROM? (Jan 10, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Anyone had duodenol switch or revision done on a failed RNY? Omaha surgeons? (Nov 13, 2007) (View) (6 answers)
  • Anyone had success with lap band surgery with a BMI over 50? (Aug 20, 2009) (View) (13 answers)
  • Anyone had surgery at Penn??? (Jan 20, 2009) (View) (3 answers)
  • Anyone had surgery with CMSP in CA? (Apr 15, 2009) (View) (6 answers)
  • Anyone had to deal with Kaiser Permanente's new Bariatric Preparation Program? (Dec 19, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • ANYONE HAVE A BMI 71.4 OR HIGHER? (Apr 17, 2007) (View) (7 answers)
  • Anyone have a source of a checklist to facilitate approval by ins. co.? (Oct 2, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Anyone have an umbilical hernia Before wls? (Oct 13, 2008) (View) (18 answers)
  • Anyone have ANTHEM BC/BS Community Choice PPO? (May 2, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Anyone have any personal info good or bad about going to Mexico for surgery? (Sep 11, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Anyone have any thyroid problems contributing to hair loss pre-op? How did it affect- (Feb 13, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • anyone have Dr Mehta? and did anyone have Carpal Tunnel Syndrom (Jun 5, 2006) (View) (5 answers)
  • anyone have experience with VALLEY SURGICAL IN FRESNO (Apr 2, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • ANYONE HAVE INFO ABOUT DR. HIGA IN FRESNO, CA? (Apr 22, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Anyone have surgery by Dr Capella in Hackensack, NJ (May 26, 2006) (View) (4 answers)
  • Anyone have surgery in Altoona, PA by Dr. Newlin? (Feb 20, 2006) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Anyone have surgery with Dr. Nick Nicholson, Plano TX? (Jan 18, 2009) (View) (4 answers)
  • Anyone have surgery with Dr. Shin (May 30, 2009) (View) (2 answers)
  • Anyone have surgery with Institue of Lap Surgery in Kirkland Wa (Apr 10, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Anyone have thalassemia minor anemia or Cooley's anemia (Aug 28, 2005) (View) (4 answers)
  • Anyone here have a the surgery through BCBS of IL with BMI of 35? (Sep 30, 2004) (View) (2 answers)
  • anyone here have bcbs ma? (Feb 9, 2010) (View) (1 answer)
  • anyone hungry on the liquid diet (Apr 14, 2007) (View) (6 answers)
  • anyone in houston BC/BS ppo for wls (Apr 9, 2007) (View) (5 answers)
  • Anyone in North East PA have a dcotor's name to share and the cost?? (May 4, 2007) (View) (7 answers)
  • Anyone in Washington State with CIGNA Pos? Anyone know of doctors other than Dellinge (Mar 2, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Anyone know of any WLS friendly Dr's in the Dayton, OH area? (Jan 13, 2006) (View) (2 answers)
  • Anyone know of doctors in Pittsburgh area who perform the biliopancreatice/duodenal (Jan 16, 2004) (View) (6 answers)
  • anyone know of dr in philia area does surgery on sixteen yr old 250pds (Oct 15, 2003) (View) (8 answers)
  • Anyone like me? (Nov 10, 2009) (View) (9 answers)
  • Anyone out here who is about 5ft 3 and weighed about 266? (Dec 18, 2002) (View) (15 answers)
  • anyone out there pre-op or post op with valley surgical fresno (Apr 2, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Anyone out there work for MARINER POST ACUTE NETWORK and have Cigna? (Nov 3, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • anyone prone to wound infections and still had gastric bypass? (Sep 2, 2006) (View) (2 answers)
  • Anyone start out at 5'2 & 235lbs. How fast and how much did you lose? (Nov 23, 2002) (View) (8 answers)
  • Anyone start out at 5'7 235lbs or 35 BMI? (Sep 13, 2008) (View) (8 answers)
  • Anyone started a family after surgery w/out complications and too much weight gain? (Jan 2, 2003) (View) (7 answers)
  • Anyone taking coumadin or blood thinning medications (Jan 12, 2003) (View) (8 answers)
  • ANYONE THAT HAS GONE THROUGH THE PROGRAM WITH KAISER, FREMONT, CA FACILITY (May 14, 2008) (View) (4 answers)
  • Anyone who had VSG wished they had RNY instead?? (May 15, 2008) (View) (4 answers)
  • anyone with a bmi of 39 and no comorbities been approved by insurance and had surgery (Apr 5, 2009) (View) (3 answers)
  • Anyone with Fibromyalgia get approved for Surgery (Jun 22, 2007) (View) (3 answers)
  • Anyone with lapband surgery 3 or more years (Feb 4, 2007) (View) (1 answer)
  • anyone with new insurance policy and they are saying pre-existing (Oct 30, 2007) (View) (3 answers)
  • appeal (Mar 22, 2010) (View) (5 answers)
  • Approvals and Denials (Apr 19, 2009) (View) (3 answers)
  • are lap band fees due upfront at baylor surgical hospital fort worth (May 31, 2009) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Are negitive comments about the doctors allowed? Odd that they're all positive. (Aug 6, 2005) (View) (10 answers)
  • Are protein shakes effective for weight loss? (Oct 20, 2009) (View) (7 answers)
  • Are the lap band fees due upfront at Baylor Surgical Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas? (May 31, 2009) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Are there any good doctors and hospitals in Michigan that accept Medicare (Dec 20, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Are there any grants or other resourses out there to help. (Mar 13, 2006) (View) (6 answers)
  • Are there any RN's or MD's who have had the roux-en-y? (Mar 2, 2003) (View) (20 answers)
  • Are there any RNY patients in the 60+ age range? Are there additional problems? (Jul 29, 2009) (View) (7 answers)
  • Are There Any WLS-Friendly PCP's in NYC [UWS-Manhattan]? (Oct 30, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Are there organizations a person can get help from to pay for surgery (Feb 5, 2008) (View) (11 answers)
  • are there people out there from Georgia, who have had the lapband surgery or lap rny? (Dec 29, 2005) (View) (5 answers)
  • are we doomed? (Aug 18, 2003) (View) (12 answers)
  • Are you happy you had a RNY? (Aug 1, 2010) (View) (13 answers)
  • Arm and Leg Lift Questions (Dec 17, 2005) (View) (3 answers)
  • At what point would you become concerned about a surgeon's mortality rate? (Apr 25, 2003) (View) (8 answers)
  • ATTN: BANDSTERS, REVISED BANDSTERS TO DS or RNY & SELF PAYERS (May 23, 2003) (View) (9 answers)
  • avmed hmo... (May 21, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Aynone happy with their RNY? (May 21, 2003) (View) (24 answers)
  • Babies???? (Aug 13, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Bari bed! What is that? and does everyone after surgery lay on one. (Jan 21, 2003) (View) (8 answers)
  • bariatric physicians that accept medicare replacement plans (Jan 7, 2010) (View) (3 answers)
  • Bariatric Treatment Centers vs Wish Center in Arizona? (Sep 13, 2003) (View) (12 answers)
  • bashing WLS? (Aug 17, 2002) (View) (16 answers)
  • BC/BS ins. pay for belt lipectomy (lower body lift)? (Feb 29, 2008) (View) (1 answer)
  • BC/BS of Florida has announced it will stop covering gastric bypass (Mar 3, 2004) (View) (1 answer)
  • BCBS of Alabama - TYCO What should I expect?? (Jan 23, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • BCBS of Illinois does anyone have this insurance (May 6, 2008) (View) (8 answers)
  • Bipolar and Gastric Bypass (Nov 21, 2010) (View) (5 answers)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (Blue Choice)? (Mar 24, 2006) (View) (9 answers)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota for Target Stores employees (Mar 29, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • bmi 36 - anyone else? (Jan 6, 2007) (View) (6 answers)
  • bmi 37.1...wha surgery would be best (Apr 4, 2006) (View) (5 answers)
  • BMI is 39.1 am I a candidate? (Apr 14, 2007) (View) (12 answers)
  • Bmi of 36, have some health problems will I qualify with insurance (Feb 13, 2004) (View) (6 answers)
  • Bowels after RNY (Dec 19, 2002) (View) (10 answers)
  • BPD/DS Surgeons in Houston,TX or surrounding areas? (May 18, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Brigham Young University Revision (Mar 6, 2006) (View) (2 answers)
  • bsbc of michigan - tummy tucks (Aug 3, 2005) (View) (6 answers)
  • Can a diabetic lifestyle diet be maintained after WLS? (Aug 15, 2003) (View) (7 answers)
  • Can a person who had their thyroid removed have the surgery (Mar 8, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • can anybody suggest a good plastic surgeon in denver area (Jun 9, 2011) (View) (1 answer)
  • Can anyone from Georgia tell me about private insurance? (Jul 15, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Can anyone give me advice on the Lapband procedure? (Apr 4, 2006) (View) (6 answers)
  • Can anyone in HOUSTON recommend a nutritionist and psych (May 27, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Can anyone recommend a PCP with UHC in the Denver Area? (Oct 30, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Can anyone recommend any books to read before wls? (May 14, 2002) (View) (8 answers)
  • CAN ANYONE REFER A PCP THAT'S WLS FRIENDLY kaiser s calif (Dec 24, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • can anyone send information about alabama surgeons and self-pay issues? (Mar 18, 2006) (View) (2 answers)
  • Can anyone share experiences or knowledge of Neweigh in Houston? (Apr 25, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Can anyone suggest a surgeon in Brooklyn,New york? (Jan 16, 2011) (View) (2 answers)
  • CAN ANYONE TELL ME ABOUT KAISER INSURANCE? (Nov 24, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • Can anyone tell me about what type of diet that Dr Lutrell in Little Rock (Nov 13, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Can anyone tell me anything about Dr. Mora in Prattville, Alabama? (May 29, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Can anyone tell me how long it takes from the time you decide to have surgery, and (Nov 30, 2007) (View) (13 answers)
  • Can anyone tell me if they had the LapBand surgery and if they are doing well? (Feb 22, 2007) (View) (5 answers)
  • can anyone tell me if they have a bmi over 40 but really want to lose less than 100 l (Aug 2, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Can anyone with mailhandler's or any other Federal plan tell me if they cover the (Dec 19, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Can Bypass surgery be done laparoscopically at 600 lbs? (Nov 10, 2009) (View) (5 answers)
  • Can drs revise a RNY gastric bypass to a laproscopic duodenal switch? If so, who? (Nov 17, 2009) (View) (5 answers)
  • Can I get pregnant post-op and have a healthy baby? (Apr 15, 2007) (View) (11 answers)
  • can i have a revision? (Oct 30, 2007) (View) (5 answers)
  • Can I have DS or RNY after Molina band (1988) removal? (Sep 4, 2010) (View) (2 answers)
  • Can i have the surgery if i had surgery for acid reflux? (May 20, 2006) (View) (6 answers)
  • Can I have WLS at 5'1 (Sep 8, 2003) (View) (8 answers)
  • Can I please get more information on Dr. Aguirre (Dec 20, 2005) (View) (4 answers)
  • Can I still have surgery if I had 3 polyps , 2 smal and 1 huge removed? (Jan 3, 2005) (View) (1 answer)
  • Can I Take Birth Control Pills Post Op? (Jul 12, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • can lap band surgery be done after a failed nissen fundoplication? (Aug 18, 2007) (View) (2 answers)
  • Can lap band surgery not work? (Jun 3, 2008) (View) (19 answers)
  • Can lap be done when abdominal scar is present? (Sep 4, 2004) (View) (5 answers)
  • Can my Drs.' recommendation help to persuade my insurance provider? (Jul 27, 2006) (View) (2 answers)
  • can one of the problems be a pelvic problems to qualify you for the surgery? (Jul 15, 2007) (View) (2 answers)
  • Can somebody offer help/advice for getting approved with BCBS of NC PPO? (Mar 9, 2006) (View) (1 answer)
  • can someone help me - I want to know the weight loss difference between Lap Band and (Feb 23, 2004) (View) (13 answers)
  • Can someone help with a third appeal letter (Jan 3, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Can someone please explain to me the difference between a DS and RNY? Thanks! (Dec 12, 2004) (View) (5 answers)
  • Can someone please explain what the difference is between (Jan 28, 2009) (View) (4 answers)
  • can someone please help im feeling discouraged.. (Apr 5, 2009) (View) (9 answers)
  • Can someone please help me find a good surgeon in Dallas/Ft Worth area that accepts C (Nov 20, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • can someone suggest the nearest hospital doing Lap-band surgery close to Houghton Lak (Aug 29, 2005) (View) (2 answers)
  • Can someone tell me what this means? (Oct 12, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Can surgery of any kind be done on a person who has acid refulx surgery (Oct 2, 2006) (View) (11 answers)
  • Can the BilioPancreatic use staples? (Dec 28, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Can you ever drink anything drink that is carbonated after surgery again? (Oct 24, 2009) (View) (18 answers)
  • Can you from a VBG to a Lap Band? (Jun 28, 2009) (View) (1 answer)
  • Can you get a lap band if you have gotten the vertical band and it no longer works? (Mar 1, 2008) (View) (3 answers)
  • Can you get past an insurance exclusion (Feb 6, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Can you have children after having weight loss surgery? (Mar 19, 2009) (View) (7 answers)
  • Can you have RNY if you have Chrones? (Aug 10, 2009) (View) (3 answers)
  • CAN YOU HAVE THE LAP BAND DONE AND WHAT WOULD BE THE AVERAGE COST IF YOU ALREADY HAD (Mar 10, 2007) (View) (1 answer)
  • Can you have weight loss surgery after you have other surgeries? (Jul 18, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Can you help me find a Surgeon who accepts Medicaid/Welfare in PA. (Apr 24, 2005) (View) (3 answers)
  • Can you really never have caffiene again? (Sep 2, 2008) (View) (21 answers)
  • Can you recommend a dr. who accepts TriWest/Tricare in the Roseville, CA area? (Mar 1, 2009) (View) (3 answers)
  • Can you refer Surgeon in Philadelphia Pa. ? (Apr 24, 2005) (View) (1 answer)
  • Can you still have gastric bypass if you have an Ulcer? (Jan 16, 2005) (View) (5 answers)
  • can you still have WLS when you have had c-sections? (Jan 17, 2007) (View) (12 answers)
  • Can your stomach tear or rupture after lap rny? (Mar 18, 2007) (View) (4 answers)
  • Can't seem to decide between Lap Band and RNY. Help (Apr 14, 2003) (View) (8 answers)
  • CANT FIND A DOCTOR WHO TAKES MY INSURANCE FIDELIS (Feb 26, 2010) (View) (3 answers)
  • care entree? has anyone heard of this? (Aug 4, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Case Manager, How do I get one? (Feb 4, 2010) (View) (5 answers)
  • Charlotte are info needed (Jul 7, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Charlotte Plastic Surgery: anyone with Experience? (Apr 16, 2004) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Choosing between DS/BPD V. RNY-Proximal (Jun 16, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • Cigna? (Aug 10, 2003) (View) (9 answers)
  • CLARIFICATION OF PREVIOUS QUESTION (Jan 10, 2006) (View) (5 answers)
  • COMPCARE BLUE AURORA FAMLYL NETWORK (Jan 30, 2006) (View) (1 answer)
  • complications being a lightweight (Dec 4, 2002) (View) (7 answers)
  • Complications from gastric sleeve? (Aug 22, 2008) (View) (6 answers)
  • Complications from HBP immediately after surgery??? (Feb 19, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Condtions for insurance approval (May 26, 2006) (View) (4 answers)
  • Confused about water intake, will it stretch your stomach (May 27, 2008) (View) (6 answers)
  • Confused about which surgery to have gastric by pass or lapband (Oct 29, 2009) (View) (18 answers)
  • Confused if I want to try the Lap or RNY, Help any suggestions? Thanks Kelli (Jan 10, 2006) (View) (9 answers)
  • Confused...... (Jun 13, 2010) (View) (5 answers)
  • considering surgery ..Is hyperprolactemia considered a morbidity please advise (Apr 16, 2007) (View) (3 answers)
  • Cost In Illinois (May 15, 2004) (View) (3 answers)
  • Cost of hiatal hernia operation? (Jun 3, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Cost of wls done by Dr. Gail Wynn (Mar 27, 2006) (View) (3 answers)
  • Could anyone let me know of any WLS support groups in the Pittsburgh,PA area? (Jun 3, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Could anyone recommend a good WLS in the Houston Are? I have Aetna HMO. (May 5, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • Could anyone tell me anything about Mini Bypass? (Feb 5, 2007) (View) (6 answers)
  • Could vocational rehabilitation pay for my gastric bypass ? (Nov 19, 2004) (View) (3 answers)
  • Did any of you who had the lap band surgery had to have NG tube during surgery? (Aug 16, 2007) (View) (4 answers)
  • did any one have trouble sleeping in their bed when they gor home from the hospital. (Mar 2, 2007) (View) (16 answers)
  • Did anyone beat saging skin post-op? (Jan 13, 2006) (View) (5 answers)
  • Did anyone else decide on BP/DS over RNY? (Dec 31, 2002) (View) (7 answers)
  • Did anyone else stuggle with the pre-surgery diet? (Feb 14, 2010) (View) (8 answers)
  • Did anyone elses Ins. state that it did not cover Morbid Obesity surgically? (Feb 1, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • did anyone have lap r-n-y in memorial hospital, (Mar 15, 2007) (View) (1 answer)
  • Did anyone have to pay alot for their psych consult? (Jul 1, 2003) (View) (15 answers)
  • Did medicare require anyone having or has had RNY to have 18 months of diets (Nov 17, 2004) (View) (5 answers)
  • did you choose the type or did you doctor? (Oct 1, 2004) (View) (11 answers)
  • Did you know...Hillcrest in Waco,TX now doing LAP RNY (Aug 8, 2004) (View) (2 answers)
  • Did you see Al Roker on Today Show this morning? (Nov 13, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • diet six weeks consecutivly before surgery. (Sep 5, 2012) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • differences between Lapband and RNY (Nov 3, 2005) (View) (7 answers)
  • dipping tobacco (Oct 7, 2008) (View) (6 answers)
  • Do (Jun 8, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • Do any Charlotte surgeons accept medicaid??? (Jun 1, 2004) (View) (2 answers)
  • Do I deserve surgery? 5'6" 249 pounds BMI 40 (Dec 15, 2005) (View) (18 answers)
  • Do I give up or try again with another doctor? (Dec 18, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Do I have to be on a 12 month Dr. supervised diet before surgery can be approved? (Nov 15, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • do i have to see a doctor before an surgent doctor? (Feb 18, 2009) (View) (3 answers)
  • Do I need a letter from my PCP for TT? (Sep 23, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Do I need a PCP Referral to get an appointment with a surgeon? (Apr 27, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Do I need to see my Primary doc to get a referral for WLS? (Jan 1, 2004) (View) (5 answers)
  • do i qualify (Jul 27, 2006) (View) (12 answers)
  • do i qualify for the lap band surgery im 19 i live in the bronx in new yokr (Jun 17, 2008) (View) (3 answers)
  • Do Medicare and Medicaid pay based on BMI in tx? (Jan 13, 2006) (View) (3 answers)
  • do men lose there hair (Sep 9, 2008) (View) (4 answers)
  • Do people have uncontrollable gas/flatus after surgery? (Jan 27, 2003) (View) (7 answers)
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  • do you have to have support (Feb 12, 2007) (View) (18 answers)
  • DO YOU HAVE TO SHOW PROOF? (Jan 26, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Do you know of a good surgeon that does the LAP RNY on 60 BMI's in AL. (Oct 4, 2002) (View) (8 answers)
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  • Do you or anyone you know regret having wls? (Mar 17, 2009) (View) (18 answers)
  • Doctor (Apr 2, 2009) (View) (1 answer)
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  • Doctor whats me to lose 40 before he will do the surgery? (May 29, 2009) (View) (11 answers)
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  • DOCTORS (Nov 4, 2007) (View) (1 answer)
  • Doe coverage for this surgery through blue cross blue sheild (Aug 5, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Does a person who has had esophagal tightening issues qualify for surgery? (Feb 12, 2004) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • does any knows what the price of abdominoplastly surgery ? (Mar 21, 2005) (View) (10 answers)
  • Does any on have a letter from their orthopaedic dr (Sep 16, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Does any one know of a Doctor In New Jersey that accepts straight Medicaid for this (Jul 24, 2012) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Does any one know what kaiser health coverage for the lap band procedure is? (Apr 16, 2009) (View) (3 answers)
  • DOES ANY ONE KNOW WHAT THE PRE-QUALIFICATIONS ARE FOR BC/BS VIRGINIA STANDARD? (Oct 18, 2006) (View) (2 answers)
  • Does anybody have BCBS Personal Choice? (May 2, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Does anyone have a Dr, WLS friendly accepts BS HMO in Sac CA (Oct 15, 2008) (View) (4 answers)
  • DOES ANYONE HAVE A SAMPLE LETTER FROM A DIETARY CONSULT? (Apr 24, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Does anyone have a sample of a weight gain/ weight loss log? (Jan 22, 2004) (View) (4 answers)
  • does anyone have aetna hmo and did they cover lapband surgery? (Jul 18, 2007) (View) (2 answers)
  • Does anyone have American Medical Security PPOM? (Feb 8, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Does anyone have an example of the letter your PCM wrote (Feb 13, 2004) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Does anyone have an experience to share about vericose veins after surgery? (Feb 20, 2009) (View) (2 answers)
  • Does anyone have any experience/feedback on Dr. Zane in Harbor City, CA Kaiser? (Feb 9, 2009) (View) (1 answer)
  • Does anyone have any information on Dr. Victor Sorensen? (May 24, 2004) (View) (1 answer)
  • Does anyone have any reccomandations on a very good surgon/WLS program in in the are (Apr 11, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Does anyone have bc\bs of virginia???? (Nov 2, 2007) (View) (4 answers)
  • does anyone have bluecross blue sheild of oklahoma? (May 9, 2010) (View) (1 answer)
  • Does anyone have Cigna POS in Florida? If so, how long before an approval? (Mar 3, 2010) (View) (2 answers)
  • does anyone have independent health? and do they recquire 6 mos. of dieting history ? (Aug 13, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Does anyone have information on Swedish band clinical trials? (Sep 28, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
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  • Does anyone have WLS friendly phys,pcp drs in Cincinnati (Apr 25, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Does anyone in Buffalo or Rochester NY do this procedure? (May 22, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
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  • DOES ANYONE KNOW A DR.IN ILLINOIS (Sep 23, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
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  • Does anyone know a Michigan surgeon that does the Lap RNY? (Feb 2, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Does anyone know anyone who have had complications after surgery or even death? (Mar 9, 2009) (View) (15 answers)
  • Does anyone know approximate cost of DS in Tijuana, Mexico? (Jan 28, 2009) (View) (1 answer)
  • Does anyone know Dr Pasupathy from Bridgeton NJ? (Sep 13, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Does anyone know Dr. Gursel plastics surgeon Harper Hospital in Detroit? (Dec 6, 2004) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • does anyone know how long it takes for carolina access to approve (Oct 12, 2008) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Does anyone know if Amerigroup through Medicaid in Georgia will cover gastric bypass? (May 25, 2009) (View) (1 answer)
  • DOES ANYONE KNOW IF ANY MD WILL DO SURGERY ON SOMEONE WHO HAS HAD HEART BYPASS (Jan 7, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Does anyone know if Dr. Helling in MO does the lap RNY or if its just the open one? (Jul 10, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Does anyone know if Dr. Needleman at OSU does distal or proximal, or is each patient (Jun 25, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Does anyone know if Dr. Rohrscheib in Clinton, Il does lap RNY? (Nov 17, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Does Anyone know if texas medicaid will pay for wls. And if so what doctor can I use (Apr 22, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Does anyone know of a 15 year old having WLS? (Mar 15, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • Does anyone know of a doctor in the Houston area that does the DS? (Aug 5, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Does anyone know of a Doctor in the VA or NC area that does AGB or VBG surgery? (Aug 12, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Does anyone know of a Dr. WLS friendly in Baton Rouge? (Apr 9, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Does anyone know of a good PCP in Knoxville,TN (Jan 15, 2004) (View) (1 answer)
  • does anyone know of a medical dr in the buffalo area that supports this surgery (Feb 17, 2005) (View) (2 answers)
  • Does anyone know of a PCP in the Houston area that supports WLS? (Apr 25, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • Does anyone know of a preferred provider for BC/BS who does the RNY in GA? (May 15, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • does anyone know of a surgeon in either the DFW metroplex or San Antonio area (Jun 29, 2004) (View) (1 answer)
  • Does anyone know of a Surgeon near Collinsville, IL that takes Illinois Medicaid? (Sep 18, 2008) (View) (1 answer)
  • Does anyone know of a WLS Friendly PCP in the Denton/Lewisville (TX) area? (Jun 3, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Does anyone know of any surgeons who accept CMSP in CA.? (Mar 26, 2009) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Does anyone know of good standing surgeons in NJ-PA area that takes Aetna USHeathcare (Jun 4, 2003) (View) (13 answers)
  • Does anyone know the doctor's cost in wls? (Feb 23, 2005) (View) (6 answers)
  • DOES ANYONE KNOW THESE ANSWERS? Is it really true that rou-en-y may cause . . . . . (Mar 27, 2003) (View) (7 answers)
  • Does anyone know what the out of pocket expense is when you have medicare? (Nov 14, 2004) (View) (6 answers)
  • Does Anyone Know Where I can Find Pictures of Incisions Post Op ? (Sep 21, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE I CAN SEE LAPRASCOPIC RNY SURGERY PICTURES (Sep 12, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Does anyone miss an unregulated diet? (Sep 14, 2009) (View) (11 answers)
  • Does anyone out there have experience with Omega (Jul 29, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • does anyone out there know of a doctor in chicago,il who does the lap band surgery (Sep 18, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Does Arkansas Medicaid cover the Lap-band? (Dec 10, 2009) (View) (1 answer)
  • Does Dr Tillquist do the adjustable lap band surgery? (May 24, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Does gastic bipass cure diabetes? (May 13, 2008) (View) (19 answers)
  • does having a lap band usually get rid of type 1 diabeties (Jan 25, 2008) (View) (6 answers)
  • does health insurance cover lap-band surgeries (Sep 4, 2009) (View) (6 answers)
  • Does health insurance cover lap-band surgery, i've been fighting my weight for 18 yee (Oct 1, 2006) (View) (4 answers)
  • Does Humber River Reginal inToronto On do VSG (Feb 1, 2010) (View) (1 answer)
  • Does Insurance cover a second weight loss surgery? (Apr 9, 2009) (View) (4 answers)
  • Does insurance pay for any plastic surgery? (Sep 25, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Does Medicaid pay for WLS? (Feb 23, 2006) (View) (4 answers)
  • Does medicare pay for arm lifts and abdominoplasty's and thigh lifts? (Aug 9, 2004) (View) (3 answers)
  • Does Mississippi Medicaid Cover Gastric Bypass?? please help (Jun 25, 2006) (View) (2 answers)
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  • does neweigh charger anything for their services?? (Sep 18, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Does OHIP cover Tummy Tuck if you lost over 100 lbs (Sep 12, 2006) (View) (3 answers)
  • Does Sharp Health Plan cover belt lipectomy? (May 5, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Does surgery change how hungry you are?? (May 24, 2003) (View) (7 answers)
  • does texas medicaid cover the lapband procedure? (Jan 25, 2007) (View) (3 answers)
  • does this exclusion mean i can have surgery???? (Jul 23, 2002) (View) (7 answers)
  • Does this surgery only work for 18 months? (Jun 11, 2003) (View) (12 answers)
  • Does tricare cover lapband? I have been refered to a surgeon in greenville NC (Oct 18, 2007) (View) (5 answers)
  • DOES UTERINE FIBROID TUMOR CONSIDERED A COMORBIDITY (Oct 9, 2006) (View) (5 answers)
  • Does WLS affect future pregnancies? (Apr 9, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • Does your job have a bearing on being able to have surgery? (May 7, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • doesn't sound like many of you are happy with your wls? (Feb 18, 2009) (View) (36 answers)
  • Don't know what to do? insurance denial (Jan 13, 2005) (View) (3 answers)
  • Don't know which surgery is best for me? (May 29, 2009) (View) (11 answers)
  • dont' know which one to choose (Mar 29, 2010) (View) (10 answers)
  • Dr Custer/Columbus Oh/Transected vs Stapleline (May 26, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • dr samuel how can i get in contct w/ you so i can do this surgery (Sep 21, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Dr ungson for revision from rny to ds surgery???? (May 14, 2011) (View) (5 answers)
  • Dr,Joshua Kreithen,Branedton fl, lakewoodranch (Aug 23, 2004) (View) (2 answers)
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  • Dr. John Hagen (Apr 23, 2010) (View) (1 answer)
  • Dr. R In Anderson SC (Jun 25, 2011) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • DR. Starr at Humber River Regina in Toronto Ontario (Feb 1, 2010) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • drastic weight loss (Mar 9, 2008) (View) (16 answers)
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  • Due to plant closure, my husband lost his job at Jabil. (Jan 1, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • Duendial Switch - does anyone know of a Canadian who has had this surgery? (Dec 9, 2005) (View) (1 answer)
  • E-mail me or msn message me (Feb 6, 2004) (View) (6 answers)
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  • Feeling overwhelmed, needing financial / insurance advice (Jan 17, 2014) (View) (1 answer)
  • First Dr. Visit Today-VERY Discouraged (Aug 28, 2006) (View) (19 answers)
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  • Food is more emotional than physical with me . (Sep 9, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • food prep for family (Sep 15, 2009) (View) (5 answers)
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  • Gastric Bypass RNY vs. Gastric Sleeve (Apr 10, 2009) (View) (1 answer)
  • Gastric Lap Band VS. Gastric Bypass? (Nov 3, 2008) (View) (18 answers)
  • Got a few questions that need a answer (Jan 4, 2010) (View) (4 answers)
  • Gotten some great information want to thank everyone (Jan 28, 2006) (View) (1 answer)
  • Green Tea (Diet), is it bad after RNY? (Jun 29, 2007) (View) (11 answers)
  • Had lap band approved by Medicaid in TX? Example letter Plz. (Nov 18, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • HAD MY GALLBLADDER REMOVED (Dec 10, 2005) (View) (8 answers)
  • had surgery that has Carefirst Bluechoice opt out plus in Maryland ? (Sep 14, 2004) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • has any one been approved (May 27, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has any one had gastric sleeve surgery? (Dec 21, 2006) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has any one had PCSO and did it go away after surgery? (Sep 21, 2008) (View) (10 answers)
  • has any one had the lap done by Dr Randal S Baker in Grand Rapids Michigan (Sep 5, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has any one had there surgey done open rny by a Vetrans Medical Center or Hospital. (Aug 17, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • HAS ANY ONE IN BOISE IDAHO HAD A RNY BY DR. KORN (Apr 8, 2004) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • has any one recently had the laposcopic rny, preferrably by dr. overcash (Jul 12, 2002) (View) (8 answers)
  • Has any used Dr Alvarez recently? Was there any crime problems or worry? (Mar 5, 2009) (View) (6 answers)
  • has anybody had any experience with barix clinic and was it good or bad? (Mar 20, 2005) (View) (6 answers)
  • Has anybody had surgery at the Cleveland Cllinic? (Apr 28, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • has anybody had wls at 188 lbs? BMI 33.3 (Nov 20, 2003) (View) (8 answers)
  • has anybody heard for sure of changes in the insurance industry after the (Jul 19, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anybody on Kaiser Permenante in VA. gotten approval for the tummy tuck? (Nov 27, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has Anybody used doctor Billy Helmuth? (May 15, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyon heard of or know a surgeon who does this procedure in Tn,NC, Ky. or Ga ? (Jan 9, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone 400+ had the lap band surgery and if so how much did you lose? (Sep 18, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone 68+ had open RYN? (Jun 4, 2006) (View) (7 answers)
  • Has anyone at the age 55 or more with heart history & diabetis had this Bypass surg? (Jan 10, 2007) (View) (12 answers)
  • Has anyone been approved for Lap Band with BC HMO? (Jun 23, 2008) (View) (5 answers)
  • Has anyone been approved for surgery by (Oct 28, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • has anyone been approved for wls with a bmi of 35 with complications (Aug 21, 2009) (View) (6 answers)
  • has anyone been approved for wls with sickle cell anemia (Nov 23, 2004) (View) (1 answer)
  • has anyone been approved from BCBS through Walgreens? (Nov 11, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone been approved lately for surgery through Arkansas Rehab? (Oct 12, 2007) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone been approved through Bright Medical with a BMI of 40 and no other (Oct 19, 2006) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone been approved through HealthPlus of Michigan? (Jun 28, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone been aproved using Hip hmo (Jun 14, 2005) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone been converted from a short to a long limb bypass? (Apr 24, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • has anyone been denied insurance coverage because they had WLS in past? (Mar 16, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone been scared to have a RNY instead of a band, but glad they did? (Apr 5, 2009) (View) (14 answers)
  • Has anyone been successful in fighting their insurace co. to pay for the WLS? (Jun 17, 2005) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone been successful using Teamstirs Pro America Insurance? (Mar 22, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • has anyone been successful with an employer changing the exclusion on policy? (Aug 1, 2005) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone changed surgeons? (Jun 26, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • Has anyone delt with John Deere/ choice? (Oct 21, 2004) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone else used Dr Rovito in Allentown PA? (May 17, 2007) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone ever gained an extra 20 lbs so they qualify for the surgery? (Sep 12, 2003) (View) (19 answers)
  • Has anyone ever gotten approved for plastic surgery through BCBS POS ? (Aug 14, 2004) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone ever had hernia repair st the same time as WLS? (Jan 10, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • Has anyone ever helped pay for someone else's surgery? (Jun 20, 2004) (View) (13 answers)
  • Has anyone experienced problems with HUMANA HMO? (Jun 24, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone felt scared of this surgery that you where not going to make it. (Jan 13, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • Has anyone gained weight while waiting for a surgery date. (Nov 4, 2009) (View) (6 answers)
  • has anyone gone to mexico for surgery, what md? (Feb 9, 2007) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone gotten approved by Health Assurance ppo (Apr 9, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • has anyone had a bad experence with doctors from mexico i'm alittle scared to get (Oct 4, 2006) (View) (5 answers)
  • HAS ANYONE HAD A BAD EXPERIENCE WITH DR WIZMAN?? (Mar 8, 2004) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone had a Greenfilfilter (GFF) placed in a vein to stop a blood clot for WLS? (Jun 10, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone had a revision and had FirstCare Federal?? (Sep 2, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone had a RNY when they had a colostomy?? Am pondering RNY and colostomy take (Jan 31, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone had a weight loss surgery while taking Prednisone? (Jul 11, 2008) (View) (6 answers)
  • Has anyone had an anchor incision for their tummy tuck and been pleased after lap Rny? (Dec 13, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone had an insurance (champva) who does not required preauthorizathion ? (May 4, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone had any experience with (Apr 18, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone had any luck getting approved with Blue Choice through Ga Power? (Sep 8, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone had bariatric surgery out of Orange County, CA recently? (Jan 9, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone had bif problems with the lapband (Jan 13, 2007) (View) (8 answers)
  • Has anyone had colitis pre-surgery and if so, how was it post-surgery? (Nov 22, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone had Dr David Oliak of Orange, California for their lap band surgery?? (May 20, 2009) (View) (1 answer)
  • HAS ANYONE HAD DR. DOUG DAVEY OPERATE ON THEM? ANY INFO? (Jan 31, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • HAS ANYONE HAD DS SURGERY IN MEXICO (Jan 25, 2010) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone had gastric bypass laproscopically after having their gallbladder removed (Jan 15, 2009) (View) (13 answers)
  • HAS ANYONE HAD GASTRIC BYPASS PERFORMED BY DR.JOHN HUSTED? (Dec 19, 2008) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone had gastric bypass surgery after having the Nissen fundoplication surgery (Mar 3, 2005) (View) (10 answers)
  • Has anyone had gastric bypass with no health issues other than obesity? (Dec 11, 2012) (View) (5 answers)
  • Has anyone had lab banding done by Dr. Hamn in Plano,TX? (Oct 8, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone had lap band surgery done in pa by dr rohit Patel ? (Dec 15, 2010) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone had Lap RNY after having Neissen surgery that has came "Loose"? (Aug 21, 2007) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone had lap-band in Mexico by Dr.Alberto Aceves? (Dec 26, 2007) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone had lap-band surgery done by Dr. Adam Smith or Dr. Richard Benavides? (Aug 13, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • HAS ANYONE HAD LAP-BAND SURGERY? (Apr 23, 2003) (View) (10 answers)
  • has anyone had laproscopic VSG when they had gallbladder in the past (Oct 28, 2009) (View) (4 answers)
  • has anyone had open heart surgery before wls? (Aug 8, 2006) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone had open RNY by Dr. Neil Marymor? (Jul 11, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • Has anyone had or know someone that has had the Gastirc Sleeve Op? (Jan 31, 2008) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone had PROXIMAL that didn't work? (May 30, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • Has anyone had several blood clots go to lungs and still opted to have surgery? (Apr 5, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • HAS ANYONE HAD SURGERY (Jun 19, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone had surgery at Overlake Hospital in Seattle, with Dr. Simonowitz and self (Nov 4, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone had surgery covered by Blue Cross/Blue Sheild MT, Security plan? (Jun 21, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone had surgery in Mexico and experienced any complications? (Apr 8, 2003) (View) (10 answers)
  • Has anyone had surgery in Ottawa, Ontario (Jan 6, 2010) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone had surgery performed in either Peoria or Champaign, Illinois? (Jul 19, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone had surgery with 100 lbs to lose and no co-morbidity? (Apr 14, 2002) (View) (13 answers)
  • HAS ANYONE HAD SURGERY WITH A DR. ROHRSCHEIB? (Dec 10, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone had surgery with Dr. Charles Morton III or Dr. Albert Spaw of TN? (Jan 10, 2008) (View) (8 answers)
  • Has Anyone had surgery with Dr. Davidson at Presbyterian in Dallas, TX (May 14, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone had surgery with Dr. Mikler in Columbia, Please Help with any information. (Sep 11, 2004) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • has anyone had the 'LAP' procedure at pacific bariatrics?? (Jul 27, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone had the lap band going thru Aetna I have had a hard time getting info (May 14, 2008) (View) (6 answers)
  • Has anyone had the lap band? Are you happy or suggest the RYN??? (Dec 22, 2006) (View) (6 answers)
  • has anyone had the micropouch surgery? (Apr 20, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone had the surgery done in RI? (Jul 29, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • has anyone had the surgery thru there insurance with bmi >40 with sleep apnea? (Mar 18, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone had the surgery with CMSP? in CA? (Mar 28, 2009) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone had the vertical banding surgery and how do you like it? (Jul 28, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • Has anyone had the vertical sleeve done at the weight of 205lbs? (Nov 11, 2011) (View) (7 answers)
  • Has anyone had their gallbladder removed (Aug 4, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone had their surgery done in France? (May 24, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone had there surgery at Montefiory Hospital? (Jun 13, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone had this surgery that has atrial fibrilation? (Oct 13, 2008) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone had to choose between the Lap-Band or Bypass? Why did you choose and why (Feb 19, 2010) (View) (19 answers)
  • Has anyone had Vertical Band Gastroplasty (Nov 30, 2002) (View) (12 answers)
  • HAS ANYONE HAD WLS AT DUKE OR DURHAM REGIONAL HOSPITALS AND HAD TO PAY A $200.00 FEE (May 9, 2004) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone had WLS at the Houston VA Hospital? (Jun 9, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone had wls before and hed it successfully revised? . (Sep 14, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • HAS ANYONE HAD WLS IN INDIA OR MEXICO THAT WAS SELF PAY.WHAT WAS THE COST? (Feb 1, 2008) (View) (9 answers)
  • Has anyone heard of a DR. Szomstein? (Apr 8, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • has anyone heard of cigna requiring a 6 month supervised diet (Oct 29, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • has anyone heard of of a "tune-up" procedure for 1200 dollars ? (Feb 16, 2009) (View) (6 answers)
  • HAS ANYONE HEARD OF THE GASTRIC B PILL INSTEAD OF SURGERY? ZETACAP? (Jan 21, 2006) (View) (7 answers)
  • Has anyone heard of the surgeon placing the port up under the chest cavity above t (Aug 14, 2005) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone here tried overeaters annonomus before the surgery option? (Apr 30, 2002) (View) (15 answers)
  • Has anyone hired a private nurse to stay in the hospital (Jul 6, 2004) (View) (12 answers)
  • Has anyone in Jacksonville had Lap RNY with Dr. Balliro (Aug 9, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has Anyone In So. Dak. Had The Gastric Bypass... With Who & Where? (Apr 25, 2007) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone in the DC area had the LapBand done in Mexico? Who does your fills? (Jul 4, 2004) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone in the Lower Bucks Co. area of PA had OPEN RNY ??? (Oct 20, 2006) (View) (6 answers)
  • Has anyone in this forum qualified for Ohip who lives in Ontario Canada (May 12, 2008) (View) (6 answers)
  • Has anyone in West Virginia who has PEIA and had Bypass without the 10% weight loss? (Jul 8, 2009) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone is MS had any luck getting through red tape with Medicaid for surgery (Jan 25, 2009) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone needed another surgery and had them both done (Feb 9, 2004) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone out there had lapband with hypothyroid (Nov 26, 2007) (View) (7 answers)
  • Has anyone out there had the surgery that has antibiotic allergies? (Apr 22, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • Has anyone out there used Tricare Prime for coverage of the lap band surgery (Mar 6, 2010) (View) (5 answers)
  • HAS ANYONE OVER 65 HAD WLS? (May 27, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone picked up a secondary insurace to cover the WLS? (Jun 17, 2005) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone post-op had a successful, healthy pregnancy? (May 28, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • Has anyone read this article? http://www.size-acceptance.org/carnie_after_wls.html (Jun 9, 2002) (View) (7 answers)
  • Has anyone regretted having Lap-Band? What it harder than you expexted? (Apr 23, 2007) (View) (6 answers)
  • Has anyone seen the doc on base at Ft. Polk? (Nov 12, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone seriously regretted having the surgery? (Feb 19, 2003) (View) (27 answers)
  • Has anyone struggled with what I'm struggling with? (Jan 24, 2007) (View) (12 answers)
  • Has anyone taken antibiotic prior to wls to prevent staff infection? (Feb 25, 2007) (View) (6 answers)
  • Has anyone thought of Duodenial Switch and chose Lap RNY instead? Why? (Dec 16, 2005) (View) (3 answers)
  • Has anyone thought of waiting for some new or improved type of surgery? (Mar 30, 2003) (View) (9 answers)
  • Has anyone used Aetna/PA and been approved for panniculectomy (Apr 11, 2005) (View) (2 answers)
  • HAS ANYONE USED BTC IN LANGHORNE, PA? (Oct 7, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Has anyone used Dr Mark Liberman in Naples, FL? (May 27, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone used Dr. Doug Olsen in Nashville? (Oct 27, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone used Dr. Quebbeman in New Port Beach CA. His cost is 14 to 16 thousand (Jun 22, 2009) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone used Liv-Lite Weight Management Center in Oxford, MS?? (Aug 16, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • Has anyone used or have comments about Dr.Hornbostal in MO. (Apr 4, 2006) (View) (1 answer)
  • Has anyone used Plastic surgeons in the Dallas area recently? (Jun 23, 2004) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone used the Kaiser Woodland Hills, CA (Aug 12, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Has anyone who has had a transplant gone on to have this surgery? (Oct 6, 2005) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • HAS ANYONE WITH BCBSOF IL RECENTLY HAD LAPBAND (Jun 17, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • has anyone with nova insurance in ny been approved? (Feb 7, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • HAS NAYONE HAD CELTIC OR STARMARK INSURANCE PAY FOR WLS? (Jun 17, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • HAS NAYONE IN TENN. WHO HAS MEDICARE AND MEDICADE BEEN APPROVED FOR WLS? (Dec 19, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • has there been anyone over the age of sixty that has had this surgery (Jun 12, 2005) (View) (7 answers)
  • Has Tri-Care Prime Retired Southern Region approved any Lap-Band Surgeries? (Aug 27, 2005) (View) (3 answers)
  • Have any females over age 60 had the WLS? (Nov 25, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • have any had their surgery done at Mercy Hospital in Chicago Illinois (Jun 13, 2007) (View) (1 answer)
  • Have any one using BTC had problems with Cigna Ins PPO.(Texas ) (Mar 11, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Have anybody had any experiences with Dr. Glorsky and Dr. Scarborough out of Houston? (Jun 30, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • Have anyone been approved for the VSG surgery from BCBSNC? (Jan 17, 2009) (View) (6 answers)
  • Have Dumping Syndrome, still eligible for WLS? (Jan 26, 2007) (View) (1 answer)
  • have you had VSG surgery (Nov 3, 2009) (View) (10 answers)
  • Have your hunger and cravings decreased significantly after having SRVG? (Jul 16, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Have your hunger and cravings decreased significantly after having SRVG? (Jul 16, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Have your taste buds changed after your surgery? (Jul 23, 2003) (View) (20 answers)
  • Having hot teas on ur liquid diet okay? (Jan 5, 2010) (View) (6 answers)
  • Health Insurance to Cover Surgery Wisconsin (Jun 14, 2009) (View) (4 answers)
  • Hello everyone I cant remember where to go to find that Rational for surgery that we (Jul 10, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Hello Everyone! I was just wondering if anyone could tell me which operation (Apr 4, 2006) (View) (8 answers)
  • hello to all ya but i have a question that is not related with bariatrics surgery (Mar 1, 2009) (View) (5 answers)
  • Help for Low Income Patients (Feb 13, 2005) (View) (2 answers)
  • help i am having a hard time (May 2, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • HELP MY FIRST VISIT WITH THE SURGEON IS TUESDAY WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT (Jun 20, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • HELP PLEASE!!!!! Anyone have PEIA and had bypass?? (Jul 11, 2009) (View) (2 answers)
  • Help with Insurance (Feb 3, 2009) (View) (2 answers)
  • Help with Insurance (Jun 27, 2009) (View) (3 answers)
  • Help! I love my sweets. Is it true that the lap band won't work for me? (Jun 30, 2003) (View) (13 answers)
  • Help! Has anyone been denied by their insurance for a Panniculectomy? (Mar 27, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • HELP! I'm terrified, but think that WLS is the best route for me. (Jan 16, 2006) (View) (11 answers)
  • HELP/INSURANCE (Nov 22, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • HELP/Questions/Nervous/etc. (Mar 29, 2008) (View) (14 answers)
  • henry ford bariatric/wls friendly PCP (May 9, 2010) (View) (1 answer)
  • Hi everyone! Does anyone know a WLS friendly doctor in Ohio who accepts cigna ppo? (Sep 3, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • hi i have a condition whitch is depresion and i am planning to have a surgery but (Feb 24, 2009) (View) (10 answers)
  • Hi I live in Atlanta & hoping to have VSG surgery in St Augustine, FL (May 19, 2012) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • HI Iam 21 yrs old 250 5'6 and considering surgery do you think i will qualify? (Dec 19, 2005) (View) (4 answers)
  • hi im trying to find a surgeon who will take blue cross through medi-cal (Jul 21, 2006) (View) (5 answers)
  • Hi, I had my surgery now a friend wants LAP (Aug 9, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Hi, Northeast Pa,,, need info on bypass surgery and insurance (Aug 10, 2009) (View) (5 answers)
  • HMO or PPO (Nov 25, 2009) (View) (6 answers)
  • Home depot (Mar 1, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Hospital of Excellence yearly approval of Bariatrics Surgery Dept. for Medicare Pts. (Feb 22, 2009) (View) (2 answers)
  • HOUSTON - need psych and nutrition consult physician (May 22, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • HOUSTON, TX - Are most pre-op tests available after work hours? (Apr 22, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • How can I decide on lap band or Roux-en-y? I have done my research. (Jul 1, 2009) (View) (9 answers)
  • How can I explain WLS to my daughter? (Nov 30, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • How can I figure out costs? (Jun 22, 2006) (View) (3 answers)
  • How can I find a Dr. to do Gastirc Bypass on my 16 year old daughter? (Nov 29, 2006) (View) (12 answers)
  • How can I get help from my insurance company for surgery on obesity? (Sep 28, 2007) (View) (6 answers)
  • How can you get the pros and cons of the surgeries? (May 13, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • How did you know that you where making the right choice? (Feb 1, 2003) (View) (9 answers)
  • How did you select doctor for Lap Band proceedure? Hospital? (Apr 25, 2005) (View) (5 answers)
  • How do I approach my Dr and insurance about this? (Mar 26, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • How do I begin the process to have weight loss surgery? (Nov 21, 2009) (View) (5 answers)
  • How do I find the reviews on Magee Women's Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA? (Sep 18, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • How do I get a straight answer from my insurance company? (Mar 23, 2006) (View) (6 answers)
  • how do i get srgurey when my insuance says the company will not cover (Feb 1, 2005) (View) (5 answers)
  • How do I get started for WLS? (May 10, 2004) (View) (6 answers)
  • How do I get started on my way to seeing a surgeon (Dec 21, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • How do I get started with a exclusion (May 25, 2005) (View) (6 answers)
  • how do i get started? does medicare pay? (Jun 4, 2007) (View) (3 answers)
  • how do i post my surgery date on here (Apr 12, 2007) (View) (1 answer)
  • How do I start the hole surgery process! (Nov 30, 2005) (View) (7 answers)
  • How do you chose which surgery is righ for you??? (Jul 5, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • How do you decide what procedure to have? (Jul 22, 2009) (View) (10 answers)
  • How do you decide which surgery is best for you, band or RNY? (Sep 19, 2009) (View) (9 answers)
  • how do you get the PCP office to respond? (Aug 11, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • How do you go about finding a qualified surgeon for VSG? (Aug 12, 2008) (View) (3 answers)
  • How do you know when you are too sick for WLS? (May 29, 2003) (View) (9 answers)
  • How do you know which Surgery is for you? (Jan 7, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • How do you overcome your fear to get healthier? (Aug 21, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • How do you talk about the surgery with your husband? (May 28, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • How does lapband surgery differant as far as dietary resrictions compared to gastric (Mar 22, 2009) (View) (10 answers)
  • How Does RNY Compare To C-Sections? (Feb 2, 2003) (View) (12 answers)
  • How does someone 320lbs get health insurance? (Mar 25, 2002) (View) (10 answers)
  • How does the body survive on so little? (Nov 22, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • How effective is the gastric sleeve? (Jul 10, 2008) (View) (8 answers)
  • How likely is it that the band will puncture the stomach? (Oct 15, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • How long after bypass can I take care of my 8 month old baby on my own? (Jun 22, 2008) (View) (8 answers)
  • How long after surgery will I be able to walk and take care of myself? (Dec 20, 2005) (View) (14 answers)
  • How long before I can return to the ring? (Dec 22, 2007) (View) (4 answers)
  • how long can the band be in place and function? (Jul 2, 2009) (View) (3 answers)
  • how long did it take for you to start loosing weight after you had surgery? (Nov 4, 2008) (View) (12 answers)
  • How long did the wait between now to the surgery take (Nov 23, 2005) (View) (6 answers)
  • How long do you have to have BMI of 40? (Jan 31, 2007) (View) (4 answers)
  • How long do you have to have quit smoking to get approved? quit 5 months w/relapse (Oct 8, 2009) (View) (8 answers)
  • How long does a person usually have to wait for the Dr to schedule surgery? (Dec 30, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • How long does it take & is it a yearly approval for the Hospital of Excellence Award (Feb 23, 2009) (View) (3 answers)
  • How long does it take for approval after you pcp gives referral (Aug 1, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • How long does it take from the initial consultation to the surgery date? (Jun 3, 2007) (View) (14 answers)
  • How long does it take to get approval from Ins. company? (Feb 5, 2007) (View) (3 answers)
  • how long does it usaully take to schedule surgery after you meet with the surgeon? (Aug 11, 2003) (View) (13 answers)
  • How long does revision surgery take? (Apr 5, 2010) (View) (2 answers)
  • How long does the actual operation procedure takes? (Apr 17, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • How Long From First Visit to Surgery (Jan 14, 2010) (View) (8 answers)
  • How long from Insurance Approval to WLS? (Apr 16, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • how long from referral from pcp to surgery (Oct 28, 2009) (View) (5 answers)
  • How long from the initial Dr. visit does it take to have the surgery done (May 7, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • How long has your weight been stable? (Apr 9, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • How long is the recovery and I need a surgeon in Houston. (Apr 10, 2003) (View) (9 answers)
  • How long is the surgery? (Jan 26, 2003) (View) (7 answers)
  • How long is the wait? (Apr 14, 2009) (View) (4 answers)
  • How long is too long to wait for a first appointment with your surgeon?? (Aug 18, 2009) (View) (12 answers)
  • How long to get to the surgery? (Jul 25, 2009) (View) (3 answers)
  • How long to wait for surgery? (Dec 8, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • How long will I have to stay in hospital after getting lapband (Dec 30, 2010) (View) (5 answers)
  • how many classes you have to take before you have your RNY? (Mar 12, 2009) (View) (6 answers)
  • How Many classes/meetings did you have to go to? (May 13, 2009) (View) (7 answers)
  • How many had fears of going under? (Sep 24, 2007) (View) (10 answers)
  • How many of the test results should have at my first consult (Nov 30, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • How Many people are happy w/ there Surgery? (Aug 11, 2002) (View) (23 answers)
  • How many Rny-lap surgeries should a surgeon do each month to be experienced? (May 19, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • How much does the insurance pay the MD opposed to the self pay for the surgery? (Jun 15, 2005) (View) (9 answers)
  • How much improvement for comorbidities can I expect with rny surgery? (Jul 2, 2007) (View) (15 answers)
  • How much should you lose down to when you have an Open RNY? (Sep 6, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • How much time is involved in preparing for surgery once you've decided to have it? (Dec 27, 2005) (View) (11 answers)
  • how much to bypass (Oct 19, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • how much weight had you lost 6 months after your surgery (Nov 4, 2008) (View) (17 answers)
  • How much weight have you lost in 5months with lap band (Dec 22, 2010) (View) (9 answers)
  • How much weight have you lost? (Nov 18, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • HOW MUCH WEIGHT LOSS CAN ONE EXPECT FROM A LAP BAND? (Mar 5, 2008) (View) (21 answers)
  • how much???????? (Nov 29, 2008) (View) (7 answers)
  • How often are lapband adjustments and how much does each cost? (May 18, 2009) (View) (2 answers)
  • How safe is it to have the lapband surgery in Mexico? (May 3, 2010) (View) (6 answers)
  • How should I prepare for hernia repair surgery?? (Jul 3, 2004) (View) (9 answers)
  • how soon after having a baby can you have RNY? (Nov 4, 2007) (View) (6 answers)
  • How soon after lap RNY can you return to work. I have a desk job and was wondering (Oct 3, 2002) (View) (12 answers)
  • how to decided between the band and bypass? (Dec 29, 2008) (View) (11 answers)
  • How to follow thur with surgery when your family is against you having it? (Dec 2, 2006) (View) (17 answers)
  • How to get doctor approval for lap band surgery (Jun 30, 2006) (View) (11 answers)
  • How to handle Dr. friend who is against WLS? (Dec 25, 2002) (View) (9 answers)
  • how will i look after loosing all my weight? (Aug 14, 2008) (View) (10 answers)
  • How will I loose weight with a non-existant metabolism? (Aug 20, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • Hypoglycemia pre op (Feb 12, 2010) (View) (3 answers)
  • I am 325 pounds and have CHF should I have the surgery done? (Sep 6, 2008) (View) (9 answers)
  • I am 5"2 and 212 pounds has anyone had the surgery and that weight my BMI is 39.0 (Jul 14, 2007) (View) (14 answers)
  • I am 61 ys. old. I will be 62 in Aug. Is there and age limit for lap band surgery? (Dec 17, 2006) (View) (5 answers)
  • I am 65 yrs old and I was told by a couple of people that they won't do a lap band (Nov 19, 2008) (View) (8 answers)
  • i am a bmi of 40, what qualifies you for lap-banding? (Mar 9, 2006) (View) (3 answers)
  • I am a semi-vegetarian (Sep 9, 2005) (View) (6 answers)
  • I am a super morbidly obese individual. How much weight can I realistically expect (Sep 21, 2002) (View) (12 answers)
  • I am a type 1 diabetic and on an insulin pump. Stay on it or go back to shots? (Feb 3, 2008) (View) (5 answers)
  • I am a very picky eater, will I starve? (May 8, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • I am addicted to sweets, I want to have this surgery but I'm scared of my addiction. (Jun 14, 2005) (View) (9 answers)
  • I am almost 30 and about 235 lbs., my BMI is only about 39 and I am wondering if I sh (Feb 15, 2006) (View) (3 answers)
  • I am between 90 and 100 lbs. overweight. What kind of surgery would most recommend? (Apr 26, 2009) (View) (6 answers)
  • I am considering a revision of my VGB as well & looking for a Doctor. (Jun 28, 2009) (View) (2 answers)
  • I am considering gastric bypass and I don't know were to start. (Apr 21, 2009) (View) (6 answers)
  • I am considering gastric bypass and I need a good surgeon in hemet ca area. (Apr 27, 2009) (View) (2 answers)
  • I am considering having revisional surgery. I had stomach stabling 18 years ago, and (Jan 26, 2007) (View) (3 answers)
  • I am considering having the Adjustable Gastric Band, however I have G.E.R.D. Can any (Apr 14, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • I am considering having the sleevew I am5`2 & 291lbs can any one give me imfo (Nov 23, 2008) (View) (3 answers)
  • I am considering surgery and of course my ins. doesn't cover it (Dec 1, 2005) (View) (7 answers)
  • I am Considering Surgery but I smoke is that going to be a problem (Nov 28, 2006) (View) (7 answers)
  • I am considering surgery, bmi 46.5, don't know what to do next... (Nov 19, 2003) (View) (7 answers)
  • I am considering surgery, I understand that my insurance will cover it but I am (May 1, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • i AM CONSIDERING THE LAP BAND SURGERY. IS THERE ANYONE WHO CAN RECOMEND A DR. (Nov 21, 2006) (View) (3 answers)
  • I am considering the lap-band. Was anyone scared of being intubated? (Jun 8, 2007) (View) (6 answers)
  • I am considering wls as an option..... (Jan 9, 2004) (View) (4 answers)
  • I am from Ontario, Canada, and need help about bariatric surgery! (Feb 8, 2005) (View) (5 answers)
  • I am going through pre op preparations, evaluations and tests and (Jul 31, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • I am having Gastric bypass surgery, scared, can you help me. (Feb 7, 2009) (View) (14 answers)
  • I AM HAVING MY FIRST APPOINTMENT FOR THE RNY CAN SOMEONE TELL ME WHATS GOING TO (Mar 8, 2009) (View) (5 answers)
  • I AM HELPING A FRIEND FIND A DOCTOR IN THE DALLAS AREA AND HAVE A QUESTON. (May 13, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • I am in need of a Psychologist in Georgia that accepts Medicaid (Jul 24, 2005) (View) (1 answer)
  • I am in the DFW area of Texas. Does anyone know a doctor that will take CIGNA HMO? (Mar 18, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • I am inquiring about having the gastric bypass surgery, but my BMI is not over 40. (Mar 26, 2003) (View) (8 answers)
  • I am interested in having by-pass surgery. (Aug 20, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • I am looking for a Dr to perform lap ruen-y asap because my insurance is changing. (Sep 17, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • I am looking for a Dr. to perform BPD/DS. (Jul 13, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • I am looking for doctors with experience in the Lap Band proceedure... (Jul 3, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • I am looking for the web site I have read about ...... (Jan 6, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • I am looking for WEB Sites that will give me any (Apr 23, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • I am looking to find a good doctor to perform LAP BAND. (Oct 1, 2007) (View) (8 answers)
  • I am meeting with my surgeon for the first time (Jun 10, 2007) (View) (3 answers)
  • I am planning on having weight loss surgery and am leaning towards the gastric bypass (Feb 22, 2007) (View) (12 answers)
  • I am scheduled for RNY surgery on the 20th of February. However, abdominal (Jan 31, 2008) (View) (1 answer)
  • I am seriously considering going to Mexico for surgery has anyone done that? (Aug 14, 2008) (View) (9 answers)
  • I am sold on the surgery but am having a problem with changing the way God made me. (May 16, 2002) (View) (12 answers)
  • I AM TRYING TO FIND A DOCTOR WHO DOES THE DUODENAL SWITCH IN MEXICO BESIDES DR. UNGSO (Jan 27, 2010) (View) (2 answers)
  • I AM TRYING TO FIND OUT ALL OF THE TEST TRICARE HAVE YOU TO GO THORUGH (Jun 21, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • I am wondering if anyone had asthma, Endometriosis or IBS pre-op, did it get better? (Apr 25, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • I am worried.... (Oct 20, 2008) (View) (9 answers)
  • i been had lap band for 4 weeks.why my dr. said that my stomach is small and he can't (Nov 22, 2007) (View) (4 answers)
  • I cannot get BCBS BLUE CARE to accept me for admissions but have a BMI of 44 (Sep 13, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • I contacted my insurance an dteh denied me the I have Bc/bs (Nov 16, 2007) (View) (4 answers)
  • I do not have insurance and I am trying to get medicaid. (Jul 30, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • I don't have a pcp I have a nurse prac. who won't give referal (Apr 16, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • I don't know where to go next! (Jun 4, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • i dont have insurance,how do i find out if i qualify for medicade (Apr 12, 2008) (View) (10 answers)
  • I eat 2000 calories a day now and weigh 450lbs will surgery work? (May 29, 2003) (View) (9 answers)
  • I enjoy food so much... (Apr 26, 2006) (View) (12 answers)
  • I found an angel (denise@etnj.com). How do I add this to my profile? red dot (Jan 17, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • I had a nissan fundoplication done about 8 years ago. Does any one know if that will (Nov 21, 2005) (View) (4 answers)
  • I had Gastric Bypass Surgery in 1999 would surgery be possible again? (Aug 16, 2005) (View) (5 answers)
  • I had my gallbladder removed lap and was at my cousins weeding the next day. (May 1, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • I had sugery in Mexico 10,500 (Feb 2, 2008) (View) (1 answer)
  • i had the gastric bypass done in march of 2008 and i was thinking about lapband (Mar 5, 2010) (View) (5 answers)
  • I had the RNY surgery I want to have a revision of this and get the Lap-Band as well. (Oct 11, 2006) (View) (12 answers)
  • I Have 2 Small Children Should I Have surgery Now Or Wait? (Dec 16, 2005) (View) (18 answers)
  • I have a ? for ppl who smoked pre-op (May 17, 2003) (View) (10 answers)
  • I have a BMI of 31 and live in the Okc, Ok area. Can I have surgery? (Aug 7, 2010) (View) (6 answers)
  • I HAVE A BMI OF 71. NO ONE WILL HELP E UNLESS I LOSE 100 LBS, (Nov 12, 2002) (View) (24 answers)
  • I have a ilostomy, what types of surgeries are available to me? (Jun 3, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • I have a major DVT! (Sep 15, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • I have a question about my BMI and weight (May 8, 2003) (View) (15 answers)
  • I have aetna hmo insurance until the end of this month (june) (Jun 17, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • I have already had gastric bypass surgery done 4 years ago but would like to know (Dec 24, 2006) (View) (1 answer)
  • i have an appointment with my new pcp on wednesday (Jul 30, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • I have BC/BS of GA also and bariatric surgery is excluded. Mine is through the (Feb 1, 2006) (View) (5 answers)
  • I have been denied by 3 different insurance companies. They say I am too over weight (May 8, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • I have been doing research and decided to have to sleeve.. (Jun 25, 2011) (View) (5 answers)
  • I have been without insurance and now I am in a position to purchase insurance. (Dec 18, 2004) (View) (4 answers)
  • I have BMI of 45 but insurance will not cover bypass is there help out there? (Feb 19, 2009) (View) (11 answers)
  • I have Care Choices HMO, and having trouble getting approval for WLS. Need help!! (Jul 24, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • I have damage, will surgery and weight loss help the strain on the heart? (Dec 12, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • I have Florida Medicaid (medically needy) my BMI is 41, will I get approved???? (Aug 30, 2013) (View) (1 answer)
  • I have greatwest cigna for healthcare does anone know if they cover the surgery? (Nov 28, 2009) (View) (3 answers)
  • I have had 2 c-sections, will my surgery need to be an open one for sure? (May 30, 2008) (View) (11 answers)
  • I have had 3 c-sections, can I still get the Laparoscopic (RYGB)? (May 16, 2005) (View) (12 answers)
  • I have high BP and only about 70-80lbs to loose should I bother with surgery? (Nov 4, 2004) (View) (11 answers)
  • I have horizon (NJ PLUs) (Apr 2, 2006) (View) (3 answers)
  • I have insurance who do I make an appointment with to have the surgery? (May 20, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • I have just started looking into surgery. I have concerns and would like to talk to s (Dec 3, 2006) (View) (16 answers)
  • I have Kaiser (San Diego) and just got my PCP to refer me to the bariatric program. (Jul 18, 2009) (View) (2 answers)
  • i have lap band one mounth ago and the dr.sais he didnt tide the band yet i dont loss (Nov 19, 2007) (View) (3 answers)
  • I have medicaid but no money to pay for surgery, will they pay for it? (Apr 29, 2004) (View) (5 answers)
  • I have Medical Assistance (State Aid Insurance) Is it hard to get an approval? (Sep 1, 2009) (View) (5 answers)
  • I have my first appt tommorow for lap band, what can I expect from pre to post sur (Jun 9, 2005) (View) (2 answers)
  • I have polycystic ovarian syndrom which has alot to do with my weight. (Jun 18, 2005) (View) (7 answers)
  • i have scar tissue from 3 past surgerys is that enough to turn me down (Dec 23, 2003) (View) (7 answers)
  • I have several questions of course...the first two are: (Jan 30, 2007) (View) (10 answers)
  • I have sleep apnea and has been over a year and half since i've have sleep study.Do I (Jan 6, 2007) (View) (4 answers)
  • I have two questions here....Has anyone had surgery at BTC in Columbus? (Dec 28, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • I have united health care and i'm in NJ-looking for a good surgeon in my area North J (Aug 26, 2010) (View) (2 answers)
  • I just posted this question and it said it didn't go through. So here I go again. (Dec 16, 2005) (View) (1 answer)
  • I just want to give all pre-ops a word of encouragement. (Mar 26, 2002) (View) (9 answers)
  • I just want to know whats the difference between a 4cc lapband and a 12cc lapband (May 13, 2008) (View) (3 answers)
  • I live in Boynton Beach Palm Beach county does any one know a (Apr 19, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • I live in Jacksonville,Fl.Does anyone have the name of a WLS friendly PCP? I have Av- (Jun 5, 2003) (View) (9 answers)
  • I live in Los Angeles CA and I was wondering if anyone knew of a Doctor (Aug 18, 2003) (View) (7 answers)
  • I met with my surgeon today and he told me my goal weight should be 175 pounds. (Mar 18, 2003) (View) (8 answers)
  • I need a list of Surgeons, or a reference for surgeons in the Doylestown, PA area. (May 21, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • I need a little help whats the best surgery? (Jan 5, 2010) (View) (7 answers)
  • i need a verry doctor on my area if you know one let me know? (Feb 17, 2009) (View) (4 answers)
  • i need help ! (Nov 18, 2005) (View) (7 answers)
  • i need help , im in philadelphia (Jul 2, 2009) (View) (2 answers)
  • i need help making a zero carb diet can someone here aome died secret? (Mar 13, 2009) (View) (3 answers)
  • i need help making a zero carb diet can someone here tellme a good secret diet? (Mar 13, 2009) (View) (3 answers)
  • I need help understanding this policy, has anyone else had this with their insurance (Apr 29, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • I need help! I don't know how I should get started! (Mar 23, 2006) (View) (9 answers)
  • I need info about any experiences with Plastic Surgeons in the Kansas City area (Oct 14, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • I need more information please!!!!!! (May 24, 2007) (View) (15 answers)
  • I need some basic information/advice on the costs involved if I pay cash? (Oct 17, 2002) (View) (9 answers)
  • I need some help! (Jan 19, 2004) (View) (4 answers)
  • I need to find a doctor in the state of Louisiana that takes medicaid.... (May 7, 2007) (View) (5 answers)
  • I need to find a Policy (Dec 19, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • I need to gain 20 lbs for approval. Am I crazy? (Jan 9, 2004) (View) (42 answers)
  • I need to know as much as possible about lap band on a personal note any info great (May 27, 2007) (View) (6 answers)
  • I need to know if Premera Blue Cross Out of WA state covers the RNY? (Feb 14, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • I need to know the email address to Walter A. and Lola? (Mar 6, 2006) (View) (1 answer)
  • I never feel full, will I after gastric bypass? (Sep 17, 2009) (View) (11 answers)
  • I SAW LAST NIGHT ON DATELINE THAT 1 OUT OF EVERY 200 PEOPLE DIE FROM THIS SURGERY DUE (Nov 23, 2002) (View) (7 answers)
  • I see I have along road to hoe...lol 2 26 week supervised diets (Aug 11, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • i see the doctor for the 1st time tomorrow, any must ask questions regarding the d.s. (Nov 26, 2008) (View) (2 answers)
  • i still can not get any insurance (Mar 24, 2006) (View) (2 answers)
  • I think I will get approved. What's you're Opinion (Jan 4, 2010) (View) (1 answer)
  • I think I will have teh vbgf wondering how much weight was lost. (Jul 15, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • I want to have gastric bypass. (Mar 31, 2007) (View) (4 answers)
  • I want to have the surgery done, but I am concerned that I will lose too much weight. (Feb 21, 2006) (View) (9 answers)
  • I want to hear from Lap Band patients about results... (Jan 19, 2010) (View) (8 answers)
  • I want to know more about what to expect, ie: pain, what do you eat post op, etc (Feb 21, 2004) (View) (7 answers)
  • I was contacted by a program called Liv-Lit, can anyone tell about them? (Nov 5, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • i was thinking about doing the biaratic surgery but I have no means of income (Feb 1, 2006) (View) (2 answers)
  • I was told that the post-op BPD-DS patients have bowel problems--is this true? (Aug 17, 2002) (View) (12 answers)
  • I will be having a lap band done in Aug. My question is long term (Jul 2, 2009) (View) (2 answers)
  • I will have to self pay, I considering Brazil (Jul 5, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • i will sign on with cigna in sept. how long will i have to wait for surgery... (Jul 22, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • I WONDER WILL IT CAUSE PROBLEM WITH MY BOYFRIEND, BUT HE IS ALL FOR IT (Jan 9, 2008) (View) (6 answers)
  • I would like to get in touch with several who have had lap band (Mar 4, 2007) (View) (4 answers)
  • I would like to hear experiences from those who had the silastic ring gastroplasty. (Jul 21, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • I would like to hear from people who meet my criteria, 5' and 192 lbs. (Apr 2, 2003) (View) (8 answers)
  • I would like to know , how it is that a person can get denied for what they eat, (Jun 10, 2005) (View) (3 answers)
  • I would like to know the PHYSICAL DIFFERENCE between the BPD/DS and the BPD. (Jul 31, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • I would like to know the PHYSICAL DIFFERENCE between the BPD/DS and the BPD. (Jul 31, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • i would like to know wat the pat means and the scope i have went to my const just wai (Sep 8, 2008) (View) (5 answers)
  • I'am considering having gastric bypass but my parents are vary worried (Sep 23, 2009) (View) (10 answers)
  • I'd like to hear from post-op lightweights. (Mar 5, 2003) (View) (9 answers)
  • I'd like to hear the experiences of Dr Noel Williams patients,especially the ones (Mar 3, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • I'd love to hear from people who have had Lap-Band surgery (Apr 13, 2006) (View) (3 answers)
  • I'd Love to see B & A photos of those who have decided on lap band surgery. (Jun 24, 2004) (View) (5 answers)
  • I'm 26 and having my first consultation next week for lap band... (Jun 4, 2007) (View) (5 answers)
  • I'm 53yrs old and would like to hear of success story of those that are in the same (Jan 24, 2006) (View) (19 answers)
  • i'm 66 years old and really need help,does anyone know if i'm too (Jun 4, 2007) (View) (4 answers)
  • I'm considering going to Brazil to have the DS with Dr. Marchesini (Jan 5, 2008) (View) (5 answers)
  • I'm considering surgery in Mexico.Will insurance pay for follow-up treatment . (Dec 26, 2007) (View) (8 answers)
  • I'm considering surgery, but my husband is totally against it? (Apr 4, 2007) (View) (17 answers)
  • I'm curious why staples are used. (Jul 5, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • i'm fourteen years old and want lap band, is it possible? (Jun 25, 2009) (View) (12 answers)
  • I'm freaked out by having my stomach cut. I am vasilating between the lap and sleeve (Nov 4, 2009) (View) (9 answers)
  • I'm having a tummy tuck in 2 wks can someone help ease my mind? (Feb 27, 2006) (View) (6 answers)
  • I'M IN MY LATE 20'S LIKE TO DRINK OCCASIONALLY...WHAT AMOUNT CAN BE CONSUMED? (Aug 8, 2008) (View) (9 answers)
  • I'm living with alot of pain, and wondering if surgery will help me. My back kills me (Dec 13, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • I'm new to the site and I have a ?? about the lap ban surgery, (Jan 9, 2008) (View) (12 answers)
  • I'm pre-op, have any of your friends tried to talk you out of surgery? (Jan 19, 2004) (View) (18 answers)
  • I'm scared I will never be able to eat normal foods (Sep 8, 2002) (View) (9 answers)
  • I'm seeking a surgeon for Gastric Banding (Dec 31, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • I'm very strongly considering surgery but I'm so scared... (Apr 12, 2005) (View) (11 answers)
  • I'm worried (Feb 28, 2014) (View) (2 answers)
  • I've read that you can lose you're hair getting gastic bypass (Nov 2, 2007) (View) (15 answers)
  • Ideas for Questions (Jul 5, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • If I can't stick to a diet now, how would I be able to do it after WLS? (May 7, 2002) (View) (7 answers)
  • If I get this surgery and for some reason am not satisfied, can I have it undone? (Dec 21, 2002) (View) (16 answers)
  • If I have had other surgerys will that rule out lap surgery for me? (Jan 7, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • If I was turned do because of a abdomial hernia for WLS. Can't they fix my (Oct 4, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • If lap band surgery is non-invasive, does it follow that they are (Jul 9, 2004) (View) (5 answers)
  • If mentally/emotionally ready 4 gastric b/pass....why then even go under the knife? (Aug 28, 2010) (View) (15 answers)
  • If obesity is a disease then why isnt... (Aug 20, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • If someone were to get their stomach stapled, what are some of the long term risks? (Apr 18, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • If surgery is ok'd, what extra expenses can I expect? (Aug 22, 2003) (View) (7 answers)
  • If you could not get the surgeon of your choice whould you select another from his (Aug 1, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • If you have had an AGB or Lap band in Mexico, can you please share your experience? (Jun 17, 2002) (View) (9 answers)
  • IF YOU HAVE HAD SURGERY DONE BY DR.M.JAWAD IN OCALA,FLORIDA? (Apr 15, 2008) (View) (5 answers)
  • if you have RNY surgery what is goin to happend to the rest of the stapples inside? (Feb 22, 2009) (View) (5 answers)
  • If you have the surgery will you still be able to have children? (Jul 27, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • If you have/had VasoVagal Syncope Will WLS Cure it? (Mar 24, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • Im 53, BMI 44, need to lose 100 pounds, Dr. want to do RNY, (Apr 14, 2009) (View) (8 answers)
  • im a newbie at this, were do i start? (Feb 26, 2006) (View) (6 answers)
  • Im considering the sleeve and I would like to know if anyone regrets having it done (Jun 19, 2009) (View) (8 answers)
  • Im in beckley WV does any one know of a DR. that will take medicade for the RNY. (Aug 2, 2005) (View) (2 answers)
  • Im in Michigan what are the various prices for WLS? (Sep 16, 2005) (View) (5 answers)
  • Im set to start my consulatation for a full body lift. (Jul 31, 2007) (View) (5 answers)
  • im sorry but i dont know what RNY is? (Feb 10, 2009) (View) (5 answers)
  • In Canada, How Long is the Process to get the Gastric with OHIP? (Oct 20, 2008) (View) (10 answers)
  • In the state of Florida, does medicare cover the cost of sugery ? I am obese and have (Nov 1, 2009) (View) (3 answers)
  • Info. on Dr. Luttrell/Arkansas (Feb 11, 2004) (View) (1 answer)
  • Information about StomaphyX procedure and NY surgeons who preform it. (Jan 17, 2008) (View) (1 answer)
  • Information on micropouch (Jan 30, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Ins. will cover hernia/gall bladder but no wls, is it poss. to pay remaining balance? (Jan 28, 2006) (View) (2 answers)
  • insurance (Jul 26, 2006) (View) (3 answers)
  • Insurance (Nov 21, 2014) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Insurance coverage (Mar 10, 2010) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Insurance denied me...should i still go see a surgeon??? (Apr 23, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Insurance denied sleeve, approved bypass..what should I do? (Feb 8, 2010) (View) (7 answers)
  • insurance question????? help (Nov 15, 2007) (View) (6 answers)
  • Is 56 to old to have weight loss surgery? (Feb 8, 2014) (View) (13 answers)
  • Is 56 years old to old ? (Feb 22, 2009) (View) (16 answers)
  • Is adj band a good technique & do you lose all the weight? (May 19, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • Is anyone else finding that their employers are changed the coverage offered for 2005 (Dec 1, 2004) (View) (6 answers)
  • Is anyone familiar with the Gastric Sleeve Plication method of w/l surgery? (Feb 18, 2010) (View) (5 answers)
  • Is gastric banding just effective as rny? (Jul 24, 2006) (View) (13 answers)
  • is it a hassel? (Apr 11, 2006) (View) (21 answers)
  • Is it common for the surgeon for and open RNY to have the patient wear elastic stocki (Jan 4, 2003) (View) (9 answers)
  • is it hard to find a US doctor -for follow ups- if have surgery in mexico? (Jul 29, 2004) (View) (3 answers)
  • Is it hard to get a insurance to cover a tummy tuck? (Oct 13, 2005) (View) (4 answers)
  • Is it important to check for leaks before discharge (Jul 31, 2003) (View) (13 answers)
  • Is it OK to travel 7 hours to have the surgery? (Apr 13, 2006) (View) (10 answers)
  • Is it possible to undergo wls if you have had a nissen fundo plication (Jul 23, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Is it true losing weight to fast can put a strain on your heart? (Apr 18, 2003) (View) (7 answers)
  • Is it true that with Distal you will lose more weight? (May 18, 2003) (View) (10 answers)
  • Is it unrealistic to want to get down to atleast 150 lbs post-op when starting at 315 (May 2, 2003) (View) (12 answers)
  • Is lap RNY really worth waiting (Dec 23, 2002) (View) (24 answers)
  • Is one safer then the other? Between open gastric bypass and Lap? (Feb 7, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • Is sagging skin inevitable? (Nov 1, 2009) (View) (9 answers)
  • is someone here have neighbordhood helth plan from massachusetts? (Feb 25, 2009) (View) (1 answer)
  • is the band a lot cheaper? (Aug 12, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • is the gastric band or gastric surgery possible if the pateint has a colostomy pouch (Apr 14, 2009) (View) (1 answer)
  • Is the lap band ever removed? (Aug 11, 2007) (View) (5 answers)
  • Is the rny reversable (Jul 27, 2002) (View) (11 answers)
  • Is the sleeve good for me if i have diabetes or myst i have the bypass? (Feb 21, 2012) (View) (7 answers)
  • Is there a comparison chart on the different surgeries and their risks? (Sep 13, 2004) (View) (4 answers)
  • Is there a doctor in Calgary Alberta who will do lapband surgery?? (Apr 15, 2010) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Is there a doctor in NY who will do a revision (Oct 13, 2004) (View) (6 answers)
  • Is there a doctor in the Omaha, NE area who is WLS supportive? (Jan 5, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • is there a dr in nm doing surgery for obesity at this time (Feb 9, 2009) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Is there a list available of questions to ask a plastic (May 12, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Is there a quick weight loss regiment if surgery is not an option? (Aug 7, 2005) (View) (6 answers)
  • Is there a support group in Dothan, Al for people having WLS? (Jan 12, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Is there a way to have a RNY and still take plavix and low dose asprin? (Sep 19, 2006) (View) (7 answers)
  • Is there a website so I can see what is involved in a Panni? (Jan 22, 2005) (View) (2 answers)
  • Is there a weight criteria. (Jan 31, 2006) (View) (5 answers)
  • Is there absolutely always a need for plastic surgery post WLS? (Jan 30, 2006) (View) (8 answers)
  • IS THERE AN INSURANCE THAT WII PAY FOR MY SURGERY? (Jul 22, 2010) (View) (5 answers)
  • Is there any advantage to being insured by two companies? (Aug 23, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • Is there any way possible to not be completely put to sleep during surgery? (May 24, 2004) (View) (14 answers)
  • Is there any wl surgeon that accepts Cigna PPO that doesn't require the $2000.00 dow (Oct 11, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Is there anyone out there 66+ who have had Rny? (Dec 22, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • Is there anyone who had the lap band surgery? If so how effective was it? (Feb 5, 2006) (View) (8 answers)
  • Is there anyway to make the insurance co approve surgery? (Apr 14, 2010) (View) (2 answers)
  • is this available in Montreal ,qc. Canada (Apr 26, 2010) (View) (1 answer)
  • Is this surgery for people who eat too much? (Oct 2, 2002) (View) (12 answers)
  • It appears that Dr. Sanderfer in Corona Calif and Dr. Chin of Lite Dimensions in the (May 1, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • it is true that when you choose to have the RNY life is like living like a diabetic (Mar 3, 2009) (View) (10 answers)
  • IT SAYS ON THE DS SITE THAT THE STOMACH NEVER RETURNS (Dec 20, 2005) (View) (5 answers)
  • It sounds like after WLS one has to eat a lot of protein; cause a health problem? (Feb 7, 2007) (View) (9 answers)
  • ive heard alot about the MINI GASTRIC BYPASS.......... (Apr 20, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • Just wondering if anyone knows of any surgeons in Iowa that do the doudenal switch? (Aug 22, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Just made appointment (Oct 5, 2008) (View) (1 answer)
  • Just wondering if anyone has had wellcare pay for the gastric bypass (Nov 1, 2004) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Kaiser - Inland Empire California (Dec 1, 2005) (View) (2 answers)
  • key stone mercy insurence (Jul 2, 2009) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Know of a surgeon in Houston and/or know of Steven Glorsky, M.D? (Apr 12, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Lap Band -vs- RNY (Feb 28, 2008) (View) (21 answers)
  • Lap Band Adjustments (Jan 8, 2008) (View) (4 answers)
  • Lap Band or Gastric/ Life expectancy (Aug 7, 2008) (View) (8 answers)
  • Lap Band or Realize Band? (Aug 23, 2008) (View) (10 answers)
  • Lap Band Procedure (May 4, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
  • lap band revision (Jun 16, 2010) (View) (5 answers)
  • lap band revision to RNY (Dec 22, 2008) (View) (6 answers)
  • Lap Band Surgery & Post Op Care in England (May 26, 2009) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Lap Band Surgery - Average weight loss timetable (Apr 6, 2006) (View) (3 answers)
  • Lap Band..Will I still be hungry all the time? (Apr 11, 2007) (View) (8 answers)
  • Lap Band?? (May 5, 2008) (View) (12 answers)
  • lap RNY but lately Ive been reading about the adjustable band (Sep 25, 2003) (View) (15 answers)
  • Lap RNY vs older WLS techniques and risks (Jul 3, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Lap RNY: help with some questions please! (Dec 19, 2002) (View) (9 answers)
  • Lap-Band vs MGB (Feb 8, 2008) (View) (17 answers)
  • Laparscopically or Open? (Apr 7, 2003) (View) (17 answers)
  • LAPBAND MEXICO or US? (Jun 5, 2008) (View) (14 answers)
  • Lapband or Gastric Bypass? (Apr 5, 2009) (View) (9 answers)
  • lapband or gastric sleeve?? advice please (Jan 30, 2014) (View) (7 answers)
  • lapband rny? which is worth going under anesthesia for success? (Feb 23, 2007) (View) (8 answers)
  • LapBand surgery on lower weights (Feb 6, 2008) (View) (5 answers)
  • Lapband to RNY? (Oct 15, 2007) (View) (9 answers)
  • Lapband v.s. Gastric Bypass-which one to chose? (Dec 24, 2008) (View) (8 answers)
  • Long Limb gastric bypass revision (Sep 28, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • long term affect...OK, Im gonna ask this one more time! (Sep 24, 2002) (View) (23 answers)
  • Looking for A Lap Band Provider In The Chicago Area (Dec 6, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Looking for a AGB (lapband) surgeon in ND/MN/SD (Nov 24, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • LOOKING FOR A DR IN ALABAMA doing the LAP band (Jul 20, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • Looking for a Dr. in Houston area that accept Medicare Insurance (Apr 28, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Looking for a Dr. in NC for the lapband? BMI 34.1 - No co-morbidities... (Sep 11, 2007) (View) (6 answers)
  • looking for a Dr. in Saginaw, michigan area (Nov 13, 2008) (View) (9 answers)
  • Looking for a Laproscopic RNY surgeon in Southern NJ or Philadelphia area (Dec 11, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Looking for a MSG doctor in the Los Angeles area. (Sep 8, 2008) (View) (2 answers)
  • Looking for a PCP in Kalamazoo Michigan who will refer me for surgery. (Mar 29, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • looking for a surgeon that performs the lab banding. (Sep 30, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Looking for a surgeon who performs Lap-Band procedure in Indianapolis (Nov 16, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • looking for a wls buddy (FEMALE ONLY) TO GO TO MEXICO FOR SURGERY IN MAY 2004 (Sep 1, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Looking for a WLS friendly PCP in the Oakland/Bay Area. (Nov 13, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Looking for anyone that has been approved with CIGNA Open Access (Oct 18, 2004) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Looking for help with Pacificcare Network (Oct 29, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Looking for Lapband MD in FL-self pay, BMI 38.5 --Many Questions! (Sep 12, 2007) (View) (8 answers)
  • Looking for patients of Dr. Strickland in Columbia SC (Aug 18, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Looking for PCP's in Tulsa, OK who are WLS (Apr 6, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • Looking for Peers Near Emporia Topeka area w/ Cigna insurance. (Feb 23, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Looking for post ops who went through this program in New Iberia Louisiana. (Jan 30, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Looking to make contact with people who have had this surgery (May 26, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Looking to reach Latrisha Nickle?? (Mar 9, 2004) (View) (2 answers)
  • LOTS of ?'s/Dr./Post/Eatting/Failure/Pregnancy (Mar 21, 2008) (View) (7 answers)
  • low bmi with rny (Jan 30, 2010) (View) (6 answers)
  • Maybe one of you can help (Nov 17, 2002) (View) (11 answers)
  • Metal Allergy: Are any metal materials left in my body after an RNY? (Dec 14, 2002) (View) (5 answers)
  • Minnesota - No insurance - No job - No DICE! (Nov 6, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • My Blue Shield HMO will cover lap band surgery but medical group is denying it. HELP! (Aug 28, 2009) (View) (3 answers)
  • My BMI is 34-35, Has anyone had any problems in Mexico with quilifing for Lap Band ? (Jan 3, 2006) (View) (8 answers)
  • My consultation appt. for my panniculectomy is tomorrow!! (Sep 15, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • My credit is less than perfect, anyone know of a place I might be able to get a loan for WLS? (May 7, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • My family doctor does not beleive in any weight loss procedures except eating right (Jun 10, 2006) (View) (15 answers)
  • My first appt is on the 14th of March I have a list of ? afriad i will miss something (Mar 13, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • My Gi doctor said I should have the Vertical sleeve instead of RNY due to Gi probs (Jan 14, 2010) (View) (7 answers)
  • My husband is considering Surgery! (May 8, 2002) (View) (7 answers)
  • My Insurance (UHC) denied coverage (Nov 1, 2007) (View) (10 answers)
  • My insurance company says I have to go on a one year supervised diet. (Jul 5, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • My insurance doesn't offer bariatric surgory! Is ther any finacil help out ther? (May 10, 2010) (View) (1 answer)
  • My insurance won't pay for lap band. Can I get assistance of any kind? (Dec 27, 2006) (View) (1 answer)
  • my mom is nuts! (Jul 18, 2003) (View) (12 answers)
  • My neighbor was diagnosed with (Jan 15, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • My PCP will not recommend Dr. Fisher in Las Vegas. Does anyone know why? (May 29, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • My primary Dr. dosen't approve????? (Jan 8, 2006) (View) (11 answers)
  • My question is has anyone had a TT by a Dr. Carol Sharpio in Woodbridge VA.. If so h (Jul 29, 2004) (View) (1 answer)
  • My required meds do not come in liquid (Nov 23, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
  • My sister Diana Clarke joined our AMOS family over the weekend. (Jan 27, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • My sister is considering having surgery in Brazil. Has anyone had RNY in Brazil? (Sep 20, 2009) (View) (4 answers)
  • My soon-to-be-tiny-hiny that I can't reach! (Jan 15, 2003) (View) (21 answers)
  • My surgeon cannot help me, can someone help? (Dec 3, 2002) (View) (6 answers)
  • My surgery date is August 17th but.... (Jul 23, 2009) (View) (7 answers)
  • My surgery is on Feb 23.,2010.Relize band.Does anyone who had this done regret it?Sho (Feb 15, 2010) (View) (5 answers)
  • Need a doctor who does Lap Band on BMI of 34!!! (May 7, 2008) (View) (6 answers)
  • Need a sample PCP letter - Humana HMO (Apr 19, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Need a surgeon that accepts Medicaid........ (Jul 6, 2006) (View) (2 answers)
  • Need Advice on these Lengthy Processes... (Apr 18, 2003) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Need Help Making a Decision - Weight Loss Study (Mar 12, 2003) (View) (5 answers)
  • need help on liquid diet any ideas (Apr 12, 2007) (View) (5 answers)
  • Need help to get process started in NM (Jan 4, 2006) (View) (2 answers)
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  • Well, my question is: what was is it like in the hospital? (Jul 13, 2002) (View) (3 answers)
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  • what are my chances of getting approved if my information goes to tenn. (Oct 14, 2002) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
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  • What are the procedure codes? (Jul 23, 2002) (View) (4 answers)
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  • what if my BMI is only 33 can I just bring it up to 35 to qualify? (Nov 28, 2005) (View) (12 answers)
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  • WHAT IS ALL OF THE "POOP" TALK AND ISSUES WITH THE DS? (Jan 22, 2010) (View) (4 answers)
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  • Who had plastic surgery less than 1 year post op WLS (Mar 6, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • who had the surgery the longest (Mar 19, 2003) (View) (4 answers)
  • Who has cigna ? are they to difficult to deal with? (Oct 15, 2009) (View) (4 answers)
  • Who has gone thru the Bariatric Treatment Center? (Aug 20, 2002) (View) (13 answers)
  • who has had an AGB (adjustable gastric band)? (Aug 6, 2004) (View) (2 answers)
  • Who has M-Plan? (Jul 21, 2007) (View) (1 answer)
  • who in here know doctor leonardo claros?from boston,mass (Feb 20, 2009) (View) (3 answers)
  • Who is the best doctor in the USA and the best doctor in Texas? (Mar 21, 2003) (View) (15 answers)
  • Who is/was your WLS Friendly PCM in San Diego area? (Nov 14, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • why did you choose one surgery over the others? (Jan 29, 2009) (View) (22 answers)
  • Why do I have to wait when I'm not going anywhere? (Oct 19, 2005) (View) (3 answers)
  • why do people focus on wls complications? (Jul 21, 2003) (View) (7 answers)
  • Why do people have to try to scare you? (May 16, 2003) (View) (9 answers)
  • Why does my husband need to come with me for psych. evaluation? (Oct 21, 2003) (View) (12 answers)
  • why is their diffrent sizes in the lapband? (Jul 31, 2009) (View) (2 answers)
  • Why is it so hard for some to get approved with cigna and so easy for some (Nov 3, 2002) (View) (2 answers)
  • Why not try the lap band before other more invasive stuff??? it MIGHT work... (Aug 3, 2008) (View) (18 answers)
  • Why PCP would want me to lose weight! (Sep 1, 2005) (View) (5 answers)
  • Why surgery versis restricted diet? (Oct 17, 2002) (View) (12 answers)
  • Why will RNY work better than optifast for me? Or will it?!!? (Dec 29, 2002) (View) (7 answers)
  • Why would a doctor recommend the open RNY over the Lap (if the Lap is less evasive)? (Dec 21, 2004) (View) (26 answers)
  • Why Would People Choose The RNY over the DS? (Jun 19, 2003) (View) (13 answers)
  • Will a previous case of peritonitis keep me from having WLS? (Feb 27, 2003) (View) (1 answer)
  • WILL BCBS OF GA COVER WLS? (Aug 14, 2003) (View) (3 answers)
  • will bcbs pay for bat wing surgery (May 3, 2009) (View) (1 answer)
  • Will I be able to travel by air two weeks after lapriscopic by-pass surgery? (Dec 10, 2009) (View) (6 answers)
  • will I be approved b/c I have an aneurysm on my assending aorta? am I high risk? (Oct 28, 2014) (View) (1 answer)
  • Will I have less risk if I get the surgery while I'm 26 with no prior complications (Dec 22, 2010) (View) (8 answers)
  • Will I have trouble with my insurance? (Mar 19, 2003) (View) (2 answers)
  • Will i lose most of my breasts after surgery? (Feb 15, 2002) (View) (13 answers)
  • Will Medicad pay for my surgery if i have a bmi of 56.3 (Jan 22, 2006) (View) (3 answers)
  • will medicine still work for seizures after surgery? (Nov 19, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Will my body shape change ? (Jul 28, 2002) (View) (12 answers)
  • will my insurance cover me? (Jun 19, 2009) (View) (3 answers)
  • Will my surgeon decide which procedure is best for me? (Dec 1, 2002) (View) (1 answer)
  • Will the Dr. perform a lap bad procedure (Jan 31, 2008) (View) (9 answers)
  • Will this surgery shorten my life? (Mar 18, 2002) (View) (9 answers)
  • Will this surgery work to facilitate weight loss for everyone that has it? (May 12, 2003) (View) (6 answers)
  • will this time be different? after wLS (Dec 2, 2004) (View) (9 answers)
  • Will WLS work for me since nothing else has? (Jun 30, 2002) (View) (10 answers)
  • with a height of 5'1" and weight of 84 kgs. will i necessarily need TT or will i face (Jul 23, 2010) (View) (1 answer)
  • WLS and living overseas (Jan 23, 2006) (View) (1 answer)
  • WLS is great, but is it also hard? (Mar 17, 2003) (View) (21 answers)
  • wondering if surgery works if you have been over weight your whole life? (Dec 8, 2013) (View) (4 answers)
  • Would a patient be able to have RNY surgery if taking maintenance dose of steroids? (Mar 12, 2009) (View) (2 answers)
  • Would anyone that has had RNY in Evansville e-mail me so I can discuss why they chose (Jul 4, 2005) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  • Would you still use the surgeon even if you didn't like the hospital he use (Jul 30, 2003) (View) (11 answers)
  • Writting the insurance company (Oct 22, 2007) (View) (10 answers)
  • XENICAL QUESTION. CAN ANYONE GIVE ME SOME IMPUT ON IT. (Nov 27, 2002) (View) (10 answers)


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