my surgery was on 7/11/02 at holy cross hospital in ft lauderdale. my surgeon was dr. marema. i went into the hospital
Surgeon: Robert T. Marema M.D.
thursday morning and was released on sunday. i had the lap rny.
so far,so good. the only thing that bothers me,is the g tube, it's bothersome. i'm just following instructions to the letter and taking one day at a time. there was minimal pain,the hospital staff is great,they know how to handle morbidly obese people. i'm not hungry,but i eat when i'm supposed to and drink all my fluid. well more to come later 15jul02 kao.
I ATTENDED THE INFO SESSION ON 1/10/02 AND
3/9/02. THE SESSION IS VERY INFORMATIVE AND IT GIVES YOU A CHANCE TO TALK WITH POST OP PATIENTS. DR. MAREMA SEEMED FRIENDLY AND VERY STRAIGHT FOWARD. I HAD MY PSYCH EVALUATION WITH DR. MOOREHEAD'S OFICE ON 1/11/02. UNFORTUNATLEY,MY HUSBAND'S COMPANY IS CHANGING TO BC/BS ON 3/1/02,SO I HAVE TO WAIT TO GET INSURANCE APPROVAL. I FAXED MY INSURANCE CARD AND DIET HISTORY TO DR. MAREMA'S OFFICE ON 3/30/02.AFTER WAITING A FEW WEEKS,I CALLED AND SPOKE WITH JUANITA. JUANITA SAID THEY NEVER RECEIVED IT. I FAXED THE INFO AGAIN ON 4/24/02. JUANITA SAID TO CALL IN A FEW WEEKS. I GOT A CALL FROM KERRY,AT DR. MAREMA'S OFFICE. HE IS VERY PLEASANT. KERRY ADVISED BC/BS NEEDS A DIET HISTORY FROM MY PCP AND ADDENDUM FROM MY PSYCHOLOGIST. 5/10/02 I CALLED DR. MOOREHEAD'S OFFICE TO GET A COPY OF MY PSYCH
EVALUATION. I HAVE AN APPOINTMENT WITH A LOCAL PSYCHOLOGIST ON 5/13/02,I WANT TO BRING A COPY OF THE EVALUATION WITH ME.
SO FAR,I AM HAPPY WITH THE STAFF AT DR. MAREMA'S OFFICE. I KNOW THEY ARE VERY BUSY AND I DON'T HAVE ALOT OF PATIENCE. I WISH THEIR CALL BACKS WOULD BE QUICKER. I HAVE TO UNDESTAND I AM NOT THEIR ONLY PATIENT.
bc/bs target corp., health options
bc/bs was ok. my surgeons office took care of everything. they just want everything in detail and very concise