I am very obese at 335 pounds and have been on numerous yo-yo diets. I have lost and gained over the last 20 years and I'm extremely interested in the laser gastric bypass surgery. I have high blood pressure, diabetes, and I'm on a lot of medication. I also have a hiatal hernia. I also have an atrial fibrulation, but my cardialogist said I had a better chance of living a longer life with the sugery than without.
Surgeon: Gary Anthone
I saw Gary at USC medical center. I saw Dr. Milton Owens at a seminar in Lancaster, CA. I like both doctors. They have structured aftercare programs. Dr. Anthone said that I could die in surgery because I have atrial fibrulaton also. They are both excellent doctors. Dr. Owens' office hasn't gotten back to me yet, even though I saw them on August 8th. I have personally talked with Dr. Anthone in an orientation and liked what he had to say. He was very honest and very sincere.
Prudential Healthcare, HMO
I understood that my insurance company gave the approval, but my medical group, AV medical group, denied it. When I got the paperwork back, after several weeks, my medical group did not have my insurance company on the paperwork. I don't understand what Dr. Arul, the head of the medical group, intended. I feel that he didn't look at my paperwork. By the time I got the denial paperwork from the medical group, I didn't have time to appeal it.