Help finding a PCP in NYC that supports revision surgery
Melissa, check with Dr. Roslin's office and see what PCPs they work with and you'll probably be able to find one that supports revisions. Roslin does DS and is in New York. The telephone number is 914-666-1200. Ask them what PCPs do they work with that are supportive of revisional surgery.
on 6/21/22 5:59 pm
Agreed, I'm a patient of Dr. Roslin and had WLS in 2014. He's extremely knowledgeable and his staff will help make Dr referrals.
On a side note, PCP's are completely worthless for advice on WLS and generally know less than you do about any given procedure.
While I agree with your that we learn more than most PCPs about WLS and the DS in particular, choice of PCP can make a substantial difference as some can be anti-WLS while others are quite supportive. Our PCP was pushing my wife for quite some time to look into WLS as with a 665ish BMI she seriously needed intervention, she knew that the default of the day RNY wasn't going to do it for her; once she learned about and researched the DS, that made a lot more sense, and the doc was supportive of that decision, though his knowledge of it was even more marginal than of the RNY. And he continued to be supportive through all the many post op years with ordering the labs, etc.(gee, none of my other WLS patients get this kind of post op support!)
I would agree with checking with Roslin, as if you can find a PCP that has other DS patients, that is another positive toward getting referrals to other DS knowledgeable specialists down the road (like endocrinologists or gastros.)
1st support group/seminar - 8/03 (has it been that long?)
Wife's DS - 5/05 w Dr. Robert Rabkin VSG on 5/9/11 by Dr. John Rabkin
on 6/21/22 6:37 am
Most PCPs will support you in your future health. Start calling PCPs who are accepting new patients, have an apt then take it from there.
best to you
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