I am a rock and roll loving, traveling, singing, autograph-collecting executive assistant living in New York, the greatest City in the world.
I'm the daughter of a successful Open RNY (4/2000) patient (360/176). I have tried everything else and I know that this is the time for me to change my life and my body for the better. I put my faith in God and in the surgeon I have enlisted to provide me with this tool, Dr. Marina Kurian.
God bless the angels and the brave souls on my side and on "the other side".
Hospital Reviews(New York, NY) - Lenox Hill
Weight Loss Survey ResponsesClick Here To View
Books & Literature
Computers & Internet - I've replaced my own hard drive - what a tech geek I am
Travel - My dream - to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge
Theater - I'm a Broadway baby - living in NYC helps
Needlework, Knitting & Crocheting - I love crocheting and find the repetitive nature soooooothing
Crossword & Word Games
Karaoke - I'm a total low-fat ham, folks!
Singing - Been doing it since I was a child
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Surgeon: Marina Kurian
11/2/02 With Joey Fatone
(N'Sync) - He was Fatone but I
was the FAT ONE!
4/22/04 Celebrating turning 34
and ready to take on the world
in that size 16!
I guess my thinking about choosing Dr. Kurian was, "If she's good enough for Al Roker..." LOL. My first consult with her is 1/2/03, so we'll see how it goes. My impression based on her appearences on Dateline NBC and the Today show were that, while being quite young, she is quite knowledgeable in lap bariatric surgery, patient, and professional. And I plan on giving her poor, overworked receptionist, Melissa, a big hug when I meet her, for having to field the hundreds upon hundreds of phone calls the office must have received after all the press Dr. Kurian has gotten!!! :)
United Healthcare, Options
I had a horrible time with UHC in 2000 (written exclusion, 2 appeals, don't ask! LOL).
I just started a new job recently and they also have UHC, but it is a PPO not a POS, and when I called them, they said, "As long as the Dr. diagnoses morbid obesity, the surgery is covered." I got off the phone and cried for joy.
So hopefully, this time next year, I'll be living wonderfully on the other side. (I don't want to get the surgery right now, as I don't want the bosses thinking I took the job *just* for the insurance).