I am scheduled to Dr. James DeBord October 19, 1999 for a consult.
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Surgeon: James R. DeBord M.D.
Very anxious I didn't realize there were so many options, glad I
am researching before I go to the Dr. so we be on the same wavelength.
10/19 consultation today--date set for pretesting and surgery (11/29)
excited yet very nervous.
12/20 Post op 22 days have lose 33 lbs and am doing very well
Residents said I could be their poster child.
I had my 1st meeting with Dr.DEBORD on 10/19,
he was very nice, answered all my questions, asked
me a few and "said you are a perfect candidate for
the surgery and we will go ahead and set the date
(11/29) and presurgerical testing, I have no doubt
that your insurance will approve you, just a formality".
His staff was great, very caring and helpful.
11/9/99 Since I work at one of the local hospitals
I know many people in the surgical department,
met with some today to get the lowdown on surgical
technique of Dr DeBord, thank goodness it all
came back good. They just told me which anthesiologist
and nurses to ask for during my surgery. What a load
off of my mind.
12/13/99 Surgery just 2 weeks ago, got out of hospital
in record time (for here) 4 days after surgery.
Dr. DeBord very competent physician, but only say him
in hospital one time, his residents followed me up.
At my 8 day appointment 1/2 of the staples taken out
and will have the gastric tube and rest of the staples
taken out at 3 weeks. (gastric tube usually left in for
Caterpillar, privately insured company
Our insurance is privately funded through my
husband's employer. They pay 100%. The only
thing bad I can say about our ins. is that it
is a ppo and since the surgery is offered locally,
I have no choice of where I can have the surgery.