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  1. Bigm666

    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!!!
  2. Bigm666

    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.
  3. Estelle

    July 2018 Sleevers

    Hi just wondering if there is anyone scheduled for July ? I'm booked for the 30th July.
  4. Hi All! I'm from Adelaide about trying to decide to go with either Dr Bessel or Dr Teague. After a disastrous visit with a doctor who will remain nameless who totally destroyed me, I booked two appointments with both offices. I thought it would be pretty straight forward and easy to choose. Dr Bessel: Loved the staff, easy to get to, Dr Helen was wonderful! But the amount of pre-appointments seems daunting (and expensive) and I'm still not 100% sure how much it will all cost on for the gastric sleeve. Has anyone had one done through Dr Bessel? I seemed to get the impression that it's a new thing for them. I was all set to get bypass but after some research I think the sleeve is a much better option when it comes to risk. Did others find the pre and after care beneficial (i.e. the psych, the exercise physio, the dietician, etc?) Dr Teague: So far I've only seen the initial consult doctor and...I was less than impressed. Not that he wasn't thorough, he just seemed to be going through the motions and seemed annoyed when i asked questions. The only reason I was thinking Ashford is that it bulk bills and I only have to go to the two pre-op appointments. Again, I tried to find out the total cost which seems to be $3500 for the sleeve? I'm also under the impression that they've done quite a few of them already. I'm with HCF top cover and it ticked over in January. I called them and they said everything was covered and to call medicare to find out the rebate. The guy at Medicare had no idea what I was talking about with the code they give you and said I could get a rebate of $657, but on the sheet it says you can't get a rebate. I'm really hoping someone has some tips or info they can help me out with because I have my first meeting with Dr Bessel's rooms this Friday coming, and if I decide to go with Ashford I need to cancel. I don't want to make this decision just based on cost. Sorry for the rambling message, it's really late and I should be getting zzzs but this is stressing me out! Thank you in advance to anyone who can offer help :-)
  5. Hey all! Just wanted to see if there is anyone who will be having any weight loss surgery (the band in particular) soon with Dr Teague? My mum and I are both getting banded 2 weeks apart, I get to go first on the 17th of Feb, then mum on the 3rd of March. Just want to go through this together!
  6. FreshStart2

    2nd Fill - 8 weeks on

    8 weeks banded Highest Weight: 108kg Current Weight: 90.5kg Current Fill: 6ml in 10ml band Total Loss: 18.3kg Highest BMI: 44.5 Current BMI: 36 Clothing Size: 16-18 and getting loose! Hello! So I had my second fill today. Dr Sabine was very happy with my progress, having lost 10kg since my surgery day (in 7.5 weeks) and 18kg altogether. Since I have done well and didnt really feel like i needed one, he only put in 1ml. I've only sipped on water and up'n'go so far, but so far, so good. I'm really hoping that this will be my "sweet spot" since I felt great and not hungry before, but felt I was able to eat a little too quickly. I don't WANT a stuck or PB moment, but I feel like if it happens, it might help make me remember to slow down, and also to not let my portions size increase any, i think they have slowly been creeping up, even if it is just salad. I couldn't be happier with my progress at the moment and I finally feel like I have found a tool to help me lose and KEEP OFF the weight. I think I've found what "works" for me, at least for now. I spoke to Dr Sabine about the rules and whether or not I should always have breakfast or only eat when I'm hungry, and he basically said he could tell me about lots of things that work for other people but at the end of the day, I have to find out what works for ME. And what's working for me is not having carbs (bread, pasta, rice, usually potato) after lunchtime. I also have the odd treat here and there, mostly leftover Christmas chocolate, and I'm still losing, so I'm happy. I know at some point I will plateau, but right now I have high hopes of reaching my goal weight before the end of the year. Or certainly before my wedding next year. I just really REALLY need to get a job so I can help pay for our wedding, and hopefully be able to put some away to have the arm skin removed later this year. But we'll see I guess. One step at a time! For now I'll just be happy to get to 88kg by the end of the month. That will get me to my mini goal of 20KG LOST! I'm going to reward myself by getting my hair done.
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