I recently moved to Manahawkin and need to find a primary care doc and a gastroenterologist. They need to be aware of the needs of a DS'er. Any DS'ers in the area have a recommendation? Thanks!
Are you still looking? I had my gastric sleeve done with Dr Sowemimo at CentraState Medical Center IN 2015 (I work there). Dr Togbe still performs surgery here but I don't have any first hand knowledge of him. Dr Sowemimo us great. I'd recommend him withut hesitation.
I know we get a lot of people here asking about this insurance or that insurance.
I had my RNY in 2006 when I had a different insurance plan entirely. Now I have Horizon NJ Health (NJ Medicaid).
It took me 4-5 months to jump through all the hoops (nutritionist appointments, psych eval, cardiologist, pulmonologist, and more), but in less than two weeks from submission, my revision to the DS was approved.
I ended up trying three different surgeons before I found one I trusted- finding a revision doc covered by HNJH was a serious challenge!
Surgery date is 8/20. Wish me luck!
Can I ask which doc offered r n y to r n y in no bc I can't find one! ???
NOTE: First Saturday Support Group is the only peer to peer group known in the Union County area, began in 2008, starting our 11th year of support, friendship, guidance and help for the bariatric community. Visit our FB page for admittance. The group meets the first Saturday of each month from September-June at the RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center, Conference Room, kitchen side from 10:30-noon. Please join us!!!!
on 10/2/18 12:04 pm
I am in the beginning process of this journey, I am required to meet with the nutritionist for 3 months and my BMI is currently at the qualifying range of 35.5. My question is if they put my on a meal plan for the next 3 months and my BMI falls below 35 will I be not eligible for bariatric surgery or do I need to try to keep my BMI at 35 during this 3 month process?