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    Ashford Dr Sabine

    Finally had my first consultation few weeks ago with dr Sabine went so much better than I expected very positive. Dr agreed with me in regards to the bypass RNY. Still have over 5 months until my 12 month cut off so he said when I'm closer will have another meeting with him and the surgeon this time then see Dietician before surgery day Much more straight forward no hurdles. should have surgery end of September cannot wait I have already started stocking up on protein powder and canned tuna and salmon which no doubt I'll be living off for a while love finding deals and specials! Ashford seems to be the way to go!!
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    Getting back on track

    I haven't gone through the surgery yet. But I know the struggle with alcohol. I'm 34 I stopped drinking 3 years ago it was hard but it was the best decision but I had been drinking on and off since I was 18 but had my first drink at 13.. It's possible
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    Ashford Dr Sabine

    Finally had my first consultation few weeks ago with dr Sabine went so much better than I expected very positive. Dr agreed with me in regards to the bypass RNY. Still have over 5 months until my 12 month cut off so he said when I'm closer will have another meeting with him and the surgeon this time then see Dietician before surgery day Much more straight forward no hurdles. should have surgery end of September cannot wait I have already started stocking up on protein powder and canned tuna and salmon which no doubt I'll be living off for a while love finding deals and specials! Ashford seems to be the way to go!!
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    Checking in

    You got the proper DS or BPD Ds or SIPS How much with loss total in how many months :)
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    ADELAIDE BYPASS HELP

    How is everyone. I realise this is a band Forum but it appears that other areas of this site are rather neglected I was hoping to meet more Adelaide ppl who have had surgeries recently... If anyone in this past few months have had any gastric surgery I'd like to know what surgery and surgeon and total out of pocket expense with PHI. It's been a few months since I looked into it so hoping for more recent costs and experiences. I'm still months away from my 12 month cut off before I qualify for surgery but getting keener every day. I think I've decided on the full RNY BYPASS as my best option for long term success but still unsure of who to go with I'm looking closely at Ashford but have recently heard of a new clinic of Dr DONOFRIO North Adelaide and I'm curious of anybody has any personal experience with Dr DONOFRIO?? But mostly costs of surgery and gaps and of course the surgeon in general are they open and inviting easy to deal with and do they offer free after care included in the surgery. Otherwise some one point me in the direction of the best FB pages for gastric bypass surgery in SA. Thanks again so looking forward to getting surgery this year!!!
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    ADELAIDE BYPASS HELP

    I've finally found the MGB or SIPS you talk about its also called mini BYPASS but I've read any complications with reflux or something and there's really no difference between the 2 bypasses in regards to weight loss you still have to be strict with your intake
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    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    52kg in 9 months is great! Can you tell me your daily intake of food and exercise? Also do you take much vitamins? I need to lose 60kgs to be at my goal weight but BMI says my goal is right on the edge on healthy which is ridiculous so don't put all your thought on the BMI scale please
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    ADELAIDE BYPASS HELP

    Sounds like bypass. Causes the same malabsorption problem and requires vitamin supplements due to the calorie deficit. Yeah I don't think it's even in SA it's not mentioned on any local Dr websites. I think bypass is just as effective. I need to lose 60kgs so you are my inspiration. For you to be able to do that in just 8 months is amazing for a lady as usually it is harder for females I've been told...
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    ADELAIDE BYPASS HELP

    I've never asked what exactly is SIPS I've never heard about it in SA. How does it differ to the sleeve or BYPASS You've done really well losing what 60kgs is it?
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    ADELAIDE BYPASS HELP

    Yeah good idea I guess. I'll have to see what the doctor says before I commit but I know I'd like the RNY BYPASS and of course I want to be fitter and healthier and live longer
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    ADELAIDE BYPASS HELP

    I'm quite the opposite my immune system is great I can't remember the last time I took Panadol. my weight is really my only issue and the co morbidities that go with that. So the bypass to me seems much more efficient and better method but everyone has their preferences. I don't mind taking vitamins everyday. I've still gotta wait for my phi to get to the 12 months before in able to have the surgery which is fine because it gives me time to save up and prepare myself mentally.
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    ADELAIDE BYPASS HELP

    I replied above before I could quote you my bad but would love to hear more..
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    ADELAIDE BYPASS HELP

    Thanks for your response. Did they advise the sleeve or did they explain both options to you? I've seen their website so I know about the 4k was just curious on any hidden costs? Is the dietician before or after op? How many months was it from first appointment to the final surgery? My PHI is full cover no extras. I've done tons of research and been planning this for a long time so I know all the pros and cons that's for sure. I'm ready mentally. I'm still amazed how affordable it is compared to what I had thought. I'm so looking forward to it I feel the bypass is my best option but I'll obviously discuss with the dr and surgeon. Is it true I should start the ball rolling at least 6 months prior to my 12 month time frame? Tnx Mike
  14. Youre in Adelaide right would love to chat
  15. Be proud of the achievement of 80kgs lost that's a full human being. Take pride in every little victory and be happy your only 100kgs not 160kgs there's a huge difference there of 60kgs which is also a full grown woman. Do what I did years ago I bought myself a stationery exercise bike for the house you can sit on it anytime day or night even while watching your favourite TV shows!
  16. I'm planning on the new RNY BYPASS
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    Day two post surgery

    Get onto your surgeon ASAP I'm planning on the full RNY bypass
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    Day two post surgery

    What procedure?
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    March 2014

    I'D LOVE TO KNOW MORE about Dr DONOFRIO I have sent you a private msg
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    Getting closer need help

    Hello there sorry I've been away but I'm finally back and happy to be in 2019 this is the year I will be able to have my operation once I get the 12 month mark I've been looking into different procedures and I feel the RNY bypass is my best option. I'm 183cm and 142 kg which means BMI of 42, I also suffer from high blood pressure and cholesterol and take meds for diabetes so I have all the co morbidities plus the BMI so I'm perfect candidate for this surgery. I'm single and 35 this year which this operation will be like a long overdue birthday gift to myself and for my future and health and one day start a family once my health and goal weight is achieved I have a goal of around 85-90kgs or 200lbs. (55ish kgs to lose) I have heard alot of reviews about doctors at Ashford and Flinders but I'm curious if anyone in Adelaide has actually had the RNY bypass recently I'd love to hear more about personal experiences and also the final out of pocket cash costs for appointments and operations or gaps total so I have an idea how much money I need to save ALSO how many weeks each Dr needs for the optifast diet as they do differ!! On another note I've been hearing about a Dr DONOFRIO in North Adelaide apparently he runs a smaller practice and heard good things but I need more details if anyone can fill me in plz that would be great. I need to know because I've been told I should start initial appointment's at least 6 months in advance of intended operation date.. Any one from Adelaide they can give any information or personal stories plz mainly on the RNY BYPASS PLZ reply or even send private messages thank you.
  21. 37 kg in 4 months amazing I want full bypass nothing less!!
  22. Hello there I'm very curious to get any more information and first hand experience. I'm from adelaide and I've been researching local surgeries and my choices have come down to either Ashford hospital surgeons or Dr Donofrio at the North Adelaide Bariatrics. I'd like to know more about the latter plz and that the latter is much more private and doesn't require such a big gap payment as I've spoken to both surgeries. I have PHI but still have 10 months wait but will need to start deciding who Im going to go with. Thank you.
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    Dr. D'onofrio ADELAIDE

    Hello there i need some help has anyone ever dealt with the dr donofrio. North adelaide bariatric surgery.
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    Weigh In Wednesday

    Sorry to hijack but I'm talking to others who are going through WLS and they have told me that Medicare Will give some money back for the surgery out of pocket i had never heard of that before. One lady got $1100 back off Medicare after WLS.....
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