Well.. i have been in the battle all my life. Just before
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Surgeon: Robert T. Marema M.D.
surgery weighed 488. Had Roux-n-y w/silastic band w/
Dr. Robert Marema in Ft Laud on 7-21-99. 12 days post-op
weighed 457.2. Doing very well. I think my pouch is over 30cc
cause i can eat more than the 2 ounces. I can eat approx. 3-4
ounces. I do get hungry though late nights. Will keep you aprised
GREAT DOCTOR. Very caring and understanding.
Doctor has had surgery himself so he is very
much in tune with his patients feelings
and needs. Entire staff is wonderful! Has a
great support group with regularly scheduled
meetings. I have not had any complications and
would entrust my life to him all over again!
He has a very good post surgery care program.
Schedules regular post surgical visits. Minimal
scarring. Excellent surgeon and great
bedside manner. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !
Aetna US Heathcare, QPOS/HMO
Dealing with Aetna was quite a task. We
had to push them. They deny everyone at first
that is their m.o. Then you must prove you
have had medically supervised diet programs
for the 1st appeal process. The key here is
medically supervised. If not medically super-
vised they are not likely to approve, rather
they are more hesitant. Their appeals process
takes much longer then they say. should've
been done in 30 days instead took 55 just for
the 1st appeal. but it got done. Just keep