waiting for RNY surgery in Humber river Hospital. Any experience from there?

shadshad
on 1/11/19 12:53 pm

I went for an information session to Humber River Hospital in Nov 2018 and am waiting for the first appointment with the Surgeon. Does anybody have experience from Humber River hospital? how was it? are they different Drs? is there anyone better?

Shtacey
on 1/12/19 2:54 pm
RNY on 12/07/18

I had my surgery there last month. It was fantastic. Dr. Huynh was my surgeon and he was amazing. It's a great hospital (considered the best in Canada).

It's a Bariatric Centre of Excellence, so there are multiple surgeons there.

RNY 2018/12/07 in Toronto

HW: 292 SW: 259 GW: 145 CW: 235.2

shadshad
on 1/17/19 12:52 pm

Thanks and congratulation on your weight loss. how did you bring your weight down from highest to surgery date? only with Optifast?

Shtacey
on 1/18/19 4:26 am
RNY on 12/07/18

Thanks! From August 1st to November 21st (November 21St is when I started Optifast), I was largely following the healthy plate model that they laid out in the book they give you at Humber. I dropped a fair bit of weight that way.

Then when I did optifast, I lost some more weight as well, but most of it came off due to the lifestyle change I had made prior.

RNY 2018/12/07 in Toronto

HW: 292 SW: 259 GW: 145 CW: 235.2

shadshad
on 1/18/19 6:55 am

Good reminder, I have to get back to the book.Do we get weighted any more forOHiP? Because my BMI is 40 now and what if I drop weight and my BMI change? Will they say you are not eligible anymore?

Shtacey
on 1/18/19 7:36 am
RNY on 12/07/18

Once you get in and receive your initial weigh in and go to the consultation and receive the book and all that, my understanding is that they WANT to see you losing weight because it means that you are adopting the lifestyle changes that will make you more successful before and after surgery. Also, you are less likely to have surgery related complications if you can lose weight prior.

I wouldnt worry about losing weight once you are in the program. You SHOULD be trying to change your lifestyle, eating habits, exercise patterns, etc. As a result of that, the expectation is that you would likely lose weight as a result. I don't think it would disqualify you from the program. :)

RNY 2018/12/07 in Toronto

HW: 292 SW: 259 GW: 145 CW: 235.2

Springer
on 1/12/19 5:11 pm
RNY on 12/17/18

I had my surgery there last month as well. I had Dr. Hagen, sweetest man ever! Excellent hospital, all the staff are so good there. Best hospital I've ever stayed in. Good luck!

shadshad
on 1/17/19 12:54 pm

Thanks and congrats. 25 lbs lost from last month is such an improvement. how many days after your surgery you have to stay home? Can I get back to work after a week?

Shtacey
on 1/18/19 4:28 am
RNY on 12/07/18

Congrats on your successful surgery. I met Dr. Hagen during my follow up. He was super nice.

Humber was such a great hospital.

RNY 2018/12/07 in Toronto

HW: 292 SW: 259 GW: 145 CW: 235.2

Mellywog
on 1/14/19 10:48 am

I was also there for an information seminar in November also (Nov 9th). I called the clinic last week regarding the date of my first appointment but I was informed they are still working on Oct people, we should hear from them soon!!

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