I am actively trying to first get the refferral for visit with a surgeon then want a surgeon who will
Surgeon: Ira J. Kasper M.D.
help me to get the approval for surgery from Cigna
I am now 5 wks post-op and down 57lbs....yeah!
I still have a long way to go but, it is worth the effort.
I hope that all of you will give the surgery the kind of
dedication it will take to make it a success. And good luck,
if you have any questions please feel free to e-mail me and
I will be happy to answer them for you.
Aug 28, 2000
I am now down by 150 lbs...yeah!!! I still have quite a way
to go but, the difference is amazing. I have so much more
energy and I am able to do so much now that I could not
do before the surgery...like, sit in a booth at a resturant...
I always ask for the booth seats now and I used to pray they
had a table...where the seats did not have arm rests. I love
going to the movies now...before I could not comfortably sit in
the seats there so I did not want to go....I hope that everyone
who has this surgery can have the kind of experiences that I have
had....I am so glad I made this decision....Please feel free to
contact me with any questions....I would love to hear from you.
Hello, sorry for the long time...I have been on the go a lot more here recently...I am really excited to say I am not -209lbs.
I can honestly say as of the last weigh in I have not even worried about the #'s..I am just really excited to have so much more energy and FUN!!! I can now do the things I used o say I would do with my friends and then would never do...like, going on overnight trips and walking and enjoying it....I used to say I would and then not because I did not have the energy..not because I was being mean...but it has really changed...I am really excitd that several more people are using Dr Kasper...he is a great surgeon..and now more people are learnig about him... and I have met many nice people through the web-site..and I wish all of you much success...Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions!!! will try to post pictures soon...GOOD LUCK!!! Yvette
Well, I am now 1 yr and 1 month post-op and down by 239 lbs....hope everyone has all of the great experiencesa I have had...and take full advantage of all the positive things that will come...I am really excited that it has been this short length of time and has been mor than I could have ever dreamed...again, Please feel free to ask any questions that you have for me!!!! Yvette
Well, I have finally gotten below 300 lbs.....thought that would take forever....I have now lost 276 lbs....was 550 lbs before surgery and now @ 274 lbs.....seems great but, the excess skin for me is the next "BIG" step!!! I am ready for that part of it to be done.....I hope all this finds everyone doing well and prospering on your road to weight loss and maintenance. I must close for now...Good luck!! Yvette
No one in the office for customer care can
give the same information, and none of them
know what is going on. They constantly stall
They are not interested that you need answers
to your questions and they don't have them.
I had Aetna till the company I worked for
changed providers and they were much easier
to work with, if given the chance I would say
either go with PPO or another provider.