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Why isnt there any one on here from Louisiana

Discussion in 'Louisiana' started by Linda A, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. Linda A

    Linda A Member

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    16
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    Surgery Type:
    want gasteric sleeve
    Current Weight:
    266
    Goal Weight:
    175
    Iam looking for people from Louisiana for support group Iam thinking of going to Mexico for surgery
     
  2. Susie q

    Susie q Member

    Messages:
    120
    Trophy Points:
    15
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Surgery Date:
    October 1, 2012
    Start Weight:
    308
    Current Weight:
    194
    Goal Weight:
    150
    Location:
    Brooklyn, Michigan
    Please do all your homework on this, I understand I'm not in your shoes , but there was someone on here who went to Mexico and almost died, she had to fly home sick and go to an American hospital any way,I would hate to see this for you. Most hospitals will set up a payment plan if you need one, but Evan research who ever your surgeon is, I researched my surgeon and hospital and everything went real smooth , I had my surgery October 1 and have lost nearly 50 lb, I wish you well on your search.:rolleyes:
     
  3. Qaterra

    Qaterra Member

    Messages:
    812
    Trophy Points:
    23
    Surgery Type:
    MGB
    Surgery Date:
    TBD
    Start Weight:
    230
    Current Weight:
    220
    Goal Weight:
    125
    Hi, Linda,

    My son went to Tijuana, Mexico in August 2012 for wls. He had a positive experience and is doing well.

    As Susie q pointed out, you want to research your surgeon carefully. There are good and not-so-good surgeons in Mexico, just as there are in the United States.

    I wish you the very best in your quest!
     
  4. capncrunch504

    capncrunch504 Member

    Messages:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    7
    Surgery Type:
    gastric bypass
    Surgery Date:
    august 16, 2012
    Start Weight:
    465
    Current Weight:
    294.4
    Goal Weight:
    250
    hello linda,there is someone from louisiana on here,me and there are lots of doctors here that are good surgeons.I had my operation done on august 16th of this year and i'm doing great.I done my research and pick the doctor that i thought was best for me and it work out well.
     
  5. Linda A

    Linda A Member

    Messages:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Surgery Type:
    want gasteric sleeve
    Current Weight:
    266
    Goal Weight:
    175
    Thanks Susie, I will not be going to Mexico my PC willnot let me or my family PC dr is going to do everything he can to help mehe has recommended a surgeron here that he wants me to go see I trust he so i will do what he says
     
  6. Linda A

    Linda A Member

    Messages:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Surgery Type:
    want gasteric sleeve
    Current Weight:
    266
    Goal Weight:
    175
    Can you tell me who did your surgery and where
     
  7. denise wyatt

    denise wyatt Member

    Messages:
    78
    Trophy Points:
    9
    Surgery Type:
    bypass
    Surgery Date:
    nov 1, 2012
    Start Weight:
    205 lb
    Current Weight:
    193.00
    Goal Weight:
    100lb or 99 lb
    i am from Iowa humbolt area would like to meet with other's who have had or going to have wls, so we can get a support group going.
     
  8. Susie q

    Susie q Member

    Messages:
    120
    Trophy Points:
    15
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Surgery Date:
    October 1, 2012
    Start Weight:
    308
    Current Weight:
    194
    Goal Weight:
    150
    Location:
    Brooklyn, Michigan
    I'm glad your doctor is gonna help you, I worry about surgeries in another country, my surgeon is Dr. Taylor from Forest Hills Bariatric hospital, out of Ypsilanti Michigan, he is a great surgeon, I wish you luck with your journey, keep us posted on your situation..
     
  9. carolw264

    carolw264 New Member

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    I am from central Louisiana I ahd the surgery in Oct. 2012
     
  10. denise wyatt

    denise wyatt Member

    Messages:
    78
    Trophy Points:
    9
    Surgery Type:
    bypass
    Surgery Date:
    nov 1, 2012
    Start Weight:
    205 lb
    Current Weight:
    193.00
    Goal Weight:
    100lb or 99 lb
    i had mine done on Nov 1st and i am feeling great i forget once in a while i can't eat much and get sick but i am doing good.
     
  11. carolw264

    carolw264 New Member

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    Denise, are you in Iowa Louisiana ?
     
  12. annc2966

    annc2966 New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    4
    Surgery Type:
    gastric sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    December 19, 2012
    Start Weight:
    278
    Current Weight:
    245
    Goal Weight:
    150
    Hi everyone! :) I live in central Louisiana and had a sleeve done on December 19th. Am doing great!!
     
  13. Cajun_girl

    Cajun_girl Member

    Messages:
    26
    Trophy Points:
    10
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    5/9/2013
    Start Weight:
    250
    Current Weight:
    217
    Goal Weight:
    160
    I'm from South Louisiana...waaaaaay South. I'm about three hours from Lake Charles. I had the Sleeve last month. I'm new to the game but learning a lot. Good Luck Linda.
     
  14. haleytrim

    haleytrim New Member

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    Hey Cajun. Did you have your surgery done in Mexico? I have been researching Dr. Elias Ortiz in Tiajuana. My insurance won't pay for any of my surgery. So as I am having to pay 100% of it myself, in addition to skill, experience and safety, I have financial considerations.
     
  15. sandyhoney68

    sandyhoney68 Member

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    I am in Northwest Louisiana and looking into having the sleeve. I have a meeting on Tuesday April 14,2015 for more information.
     
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