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Does Any One Know Of A Doctor In Alabama Who Performs The Mini-gastric Bypass An Who Excepts Medcaid,ive?

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Does Any One Know Of A Doctor In Alabama Who Performs The Mini-gastric Bypass An Who Excepts Medcaid,ive?

Postby Curr » Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:23 am


Go to obesityhelp.com and look for Alabama.

I had gastric bypass surgery in April 2005.
I started out at 268, now I?m 180 and holding, after 1 year and 7 months.
These links will help you in many ways to make a decision if this is for you or not.
I vote yes, because it made such a difference in my life. I was taking 8 pills a day, and after my surgery, I lost my diabetes.
The way they do the surgery, takes your diabetes away.
I no longer have to take glucophage, and I no longer have high Cholesterol or high blood pressure.
I?m down to 2 pills a day.
I went from a size 26-28 to a 16-18.

Most people struggle with paying for the surgery.
Go to this site, it is a great support system for you, because it?s only people who have had gastric bypass or lap band.
Every insurance program has been rated, and you?ll get tips on how to deal with your insurance company, as well as, surgery tips, food tips, and just support. http://www.obesityhelp.com/ http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/gastric... http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/gastric...


Vitamins I take? you have to be very faithful about taking them after surgery, because you can become very sick if you don?t.
There were recommended by my surgeon and nutritionist.


There is a very good web site by a guy named Basil White.
He?s a govt. worker and a comedian.
He walks you through everything. Very interesting. He had the surgery and did well.


Some other helpful links?





Article about a couple in FL who lost 300 pounds





Risks of Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric bypass surgery is considered the safest and most effective type of bariatric surgery. But as with any major surgery, the procedure does carry some risks.



Good luck with your surgery and new life!
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Does Any One Know Of A Doctor In Alabama Who Performs The Mini-gastric Bypass An Who Excepts Medcaid,ive?

Postby Laidly » Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:24 am

My tax dollars hard at work.
Pick up the phone and call around.
Call your local hospital and ask if they know of any.
You may need to call the bigger city hospitals to find one that does this surgery, they would be able to give you names of MD's.
If you talk to Case Management or Social Services within the hospital, they could probably help you also.
Good luck.
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Does Any One Know Of A Doctor In Alabama Who Performs The Mini-gastric Bypass An Who Excepts Medcaid,ive?

Postby Casnar » Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:26 am

Try the obesity help website.
It lists doctors and what kinds of insurance they accept.
Also post this question there, you're much more likely to get a good response.
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Postby Assan » Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:29 am

Weight loss surgery-like gastric bypass /lap band surgery / stomach stapling and gastrectomy have become very common and very safe now. My cousin got her Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery in India. She has lost more than 65 lbs in 5 months and is very happy with the results. The price for obesity surgery is very less in India. My cousin just paid 25% of the cost she was quoted in America. She got her surgery from a company called Forerunners Healthcare.

Forerunners Healthcare is very famous in India. I read a lot about them in the Newspapers and magazines. I have read a lot of their patient stories also. They arrange financing for USA, Canadian, UK and other international patients who plan to have surgery abroad for low cost, as bariatric surgery and weight loss surgery is not covered by insurance. They also have photos pasted of their International patients. You can checkout their website. There are huge cost savings. As a doctor I personally believe that your Obesity surgery can be easily handled in India, as the quality of healthcare available In India is simply best in the world. The surgeons are USA/UK trained and facilities are 5 star.


Hope this helps.
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Postby Adrion » Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:33 am

I found myself in similar circumstances. I was unhappy with certain aspects of life and overeating to compensate. It took me years to realise that this is why I was overeating. You need to sort out your unhappy marriage and emotional abuse first. That could well be what is driving you to eat too much. Diets rarely work - that's why there are so many of them. You need to get control of your eating as I bet when you "fail" a diet (or rather, the diet fails you) it makes you eat more to comfort yourself. The gastric bypass idea is far too drastic but don't expect any help from the NHS. They couldn't give a monkey's. Seeing a therapist could help but it didn't in my experience (I had private healthcare through work so it was easy to get a referral from my disinterested GP as he didn't have to do anything - otherwise you may have to pester him more if you really want to see a therapist). The thing with the gastric bypass is that you still won't be taking responsibility for your eating which is what made you overweight. Take control of your eating and don't allow it to govern your emotions. How you do this is easy. You eat what you like but only until you feel comfortably full and you pay attention to how that food makes you feel. Similar ideas are explained in various books you can find but it does work. It isn't easy but this isn't about diets or drastic surgery, it is about you getting control of your life. No doctor will do that for you and it doesn't sound like your spouse will either so it will be down to you. That said, imagine the sense of achievement you'll feel when you gain control and turn your life around.
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