Had my first consultation!
on 10/15/20 5:56 pm
Well, I did it! I had my first appointment. I was very nervous but it went well. The surgeon was very patient and understanding of all that I spoke about which I appreciated and he answered my many questions. Not judgmental at all and didn't try to rush me to get to another appointment. The staff was friendly and welcoming too and that matters to me. I felt excited and hopeful when I left. I did tell them that I was going for a second consultation with another center and they supported my decision to do so. Whew! I finally am taking some steps forward and I am relieved.
on 10/16/20 4:27 pm
Thank you so much. I am excited!
on 10/16/20 4:28 pm
Thank you so much for your support!
on 10/17/20 12:20 am
Congrats I also had my firsT appt today. Hopeful everything goes smooth and Get my surgery done before new year! Already scheduled all my testing! So its submitted For approval! Im really nervous of my insurance trying to deny me!
Most surgeons know how to operate. I believe it is their surgical group and staff that make a big difference in how successful a patient is. Are they friendly and helpful? What is their program like? What follow up support do they offer.
My program required extensive preparation. That included exercise classes before and after surgery. We took part in the support groups before and after surgery. People from other weight loss surgery programs are not permitted to join our meetings.
People who do not agree with the rules are dropped from the program. There are weight goals set for every appointment. Surgery is cancelled if a person does not lose the required pre-op weight goal. Therapists are available for people who are not losing enough or who have regain.
The program also works with plastic surgeons who specialize in skin removal for post-ops.
Real life begins where your comfort zone ends
on 10/17/20 6:35 am
Thank you White Dove. Very informative. I am supposed to attend a support group and webinar before proceeding with the first doctor I have consulted with and will learn even more then I am sure. Sounds like you had a good program that held you accountable and I need that too.