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Hi everyone, So after thinking about lapband and doing more research than I thought comprehendable over the last 2 years I have decided that there is no reason not to go through with it, what am I waiting for! I have an appointment on May 12th at The Centre for Bariatric Surgery (CBS) with Stewart Skinner. I have already had my blood work done and all the results were excellent! I have also sent in my patient profile etc. My questions are as follows regarding the process/payments etc: 1 - I am wanting to withdraw from my super how long from seeing the surgeon did yours get released? 2- Has anyone borrowed through MAC Credit? My debts outweigh my assets but my income covers everything with plenty to spare so I can afford to repay. (I am looking into this as backup if he can get me in before July and my super hasnt been released then i can use the super to repay the loan) 3 - How long after your first appointment with your surgeon did you have surgery?? I am unable to take leave in July/August from work and really dont want to wait until September so I was wondering if there are cases were he could get me in within 4-6 weeks of seeing him? 4 - Has anyone had Mr Skinner? If so what was the experience like? 5 - Has anyone been with CBS? Do you have to pay for your Optifast or is that included in the cost? 6 - Has anyone paid with their super or self funded for lapband with CBS and if so how much did it cost all up? Sorry for so many questions but I know how amazing you all are at helping each other out and I hope to be able to repay the favour as I go through this journey with all of you!! Thanks, Jenna
Anyone with experiences with the surgeons at Centre for Bariatric Surgeons OTHER than Paul O'Brien? Gary Crosthwaite, Wendy Brown, Stewart Skinner, Andrew Smith, Paul Burton??? How did it work - did you meet with Prof O'Brien first or the surgeon who ended up doing the work? Can you recommend one over the other? http://www.lapbandaustralia.com.au/surgeons.html