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Sleeve Surgeon Recommendations Warrnambool, Ballarat Geelong Rural Vic

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Hi.

I live in Rural Victoria and would like information / recommendations and possibly costs (even if it's a ball park figure) 
on obesity surgeons that perform the sleeve operation.
I've looked on the ossanz website for a list of surgeons.
Closest to me is Hamilton but been told they only do band, I'm looking to get sleeve. I think Warrnambool also does band only?

I was looking into melbourne bariatrics (Geoffrey Draper) as I have family down that way but also having a 2 year old son I think it might be better to stay closer to home?

Any information would be appreciative.
Thanks :)

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Hi Lady!

I am getting done in ballarat.. Dr Deutscher. There is also another surgeon I think his name is Stuart eaton.

Im getting the sleeve done. I go in on November 10th. Cost is approx. $18k for my surgery.

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Geelong, Darrin Goodall-Wilson out of St John of God.  Approx $4000 out of pocket if you have PHI.  If straightforward surgery, 2 nights in hospital.

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Thank you for your fast replies Pugga and Nessa!!!
They've been very helpful.

Apologies for my slow reply (no net!)

I have private health insurance, 12 month wait finishes April 2016... (forgot to mention that)

All the best with your op Pugga !!! Not long now :)

Bianca

 

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Nessa1977 
I just read your blog, amazing stuff ~ thank you so much for sharing!!!!
It's easy to find facts and figures but it was great to read your journey, very insightful.

Does Darrin Goodall-Wilson still do the sleeve surgery? I had a look on his website and it only has information about gastric band.

Cheers, Bianca

 

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You're welcome and yes he does.  Yeah website has been updated but outdated with regards to sleeve lol.

With PHI, you'll be approx $4000 out of pocket :)

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I made appointment with Darrin Goodall Wilson!.. 5 month wait for consultation (29th April 2016)!!!
Any idea how quick things progress after the consult??
I'm happy to wait a while for consult as I don't have the funds saved up yet and also I wouldn't want to rush such an important 
decision that is for the rest of my life. 

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Woohoo!!!  You'll be in good hands!  I got to pick when suited me and if he was available.

You should be able to get your tests done in the interim, get them out of the way.  I had a sleep study, ECG and bloods.  Also saw dietician (Lisa) and the nurse ( Anne).  I saw him in November 2011 then got a phone call a few weeks later asking me to book in, even though I didn't commit to the surgery, as I wasn't 100% sure.  Tests were done in January 2012 then I went for a review and booked for March but chickened out then rebooked for June.

My sister came along to a consult as she wanted to speak with him herself and ask her own questions.  I saw him for 3 consults pre op.

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Thanks once again for your reply Nessa!

Do I get those tests done prior to 1st appointment with Surgeon??? 

And if so would it be better if I got tests done closer to consultation date then months earlier??? 

Do.I also need to make separate appointments with dietitian and nurse or is that organised through Darrin.

 

 

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Not tests I were done after I saw him for first consult.  Like I said,mi didn't even commit to the surgery then out of the blue, the nurses calls me and tells me I need these tests done.

I can't remember re dietician and nurse appointments.  I think the nurse who called re tests may organise.  

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Thank you once again for your reply Nessa, you have been extremely helpful!

One last question...
Do you know if he also offers the bypass?
I know there are pro's and cons with both surgeries but be good to have options open.

Have a lovely weekend :) 

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I don't know, it's something you'll need to discuss with him.

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