Australian Gastric Sleeve Support Forum
 
HomeRegisterLog in
Share | 
 

 New member - considering sleeve.

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Meow_
Newbie
avatar

Female
Number of posts : 13
Location : Perth, WA
Registration date : 2015-07-06

PostSubject: Re: New member - considering sleeve.    Tue 07 Jul 2015, 3:48 pm

BellaO wrote:
Hi Meow, I met with Dr Basson today and he was lovely. He really put me at ease and he did not push me. My date has been set for 2 September 2015


AW how exciting I'm so jealous!!
I looking into dr Alan thomas vs. Dr leon cohen!
Back to top Go down
BellaO
Newbie


Female
Number of posts : 73
Age : 45
Location : Perth
Registration date : 2015-06-17

PostSubject: Re: New member - considering sleeve.    Tue 07 Jul 2015, 1:22 pm

Hi Meow, I met with Dr Basson today and he was lovely. He really put me at ease and he did not push me. My date has been set for 2 September 2015
Back to top Go down
Fionap101
Newbie
avatar

Female
Number of posts : 23
Age : 48
Location : Perth Western Australia
Registration date : 2015-07-03

PostSubject: Re: New member - considering sleeve.    Tue 07 Jul 2015, 5:14 am

No problem, hope you find someone.
Back to top Go down
Meow_
Newbie
avatar

Female
Number of posts : 13
Location : Perth, WA
Registration date : 2015-07-06

PostSubject: Re: New member - considering sleeve.    Tue 07 Jul 2015, 3:55 am

Fionap101 wrote:
Hi again,

Have a look at the forum called 
  Recommended Perth WA Surgeons   

Dr Leon Cohen get a lot of good recommendations, he operates out of Hollywood Private.

And there are a few others, there is also Dr Chris Couch in Waikiki


awesome thank you!
browsing through them now :)
Back to top Go down
Fionap101
Newbie
avatar

Female
Number of posts : 23
Age : 48
Location : Perth Western Australia
Registration date : 2015-07-03

PostSubject: Re: New member - considering sleeve.    Tue 07 Jul 2015, 2:33 am

Hi again,

Have a look at the forum called 
  Recommended Perth WA Surgeons   

Dr Leon Cohen get a lot of good recommendations, he operates out of Hollywood Private.

And there are a few others, there is also Dr Chris Couch in Waikiki
Back to top Go down
Meow_
Newbie
avatar

Female
Number of posts : 13
Location : Perth, WA
Registration date : 2015-07-06

PostSubject: Re: New member - considering sleeve.    Mon 06 Jul 2015, 2:12 pm

BellaO wrote:
Hi Meow, I'll be going to the get together in Perth on Saturday. I am north of the river and will have mine done by Dr Hannes Basson in Joondalup. He is the head of surgery there. I am meeting him tomorrow. I had my first appointment with there GP Dr Kruger and he was very nice.  The operate from the BMI clinic in Joondalup and they have everyone under one roof. GP for blood test and ultra sound, phycologist, dietician,surgeon and all the plates, cooking books.  I also been looking at some YouTube videos regarding gastric sleeve procedures by Dr Matthew Weiner, a pound a cure.  Very good information.
Good luck.

I will check him out :)
I am south so I'm wondering if it's best to stick close to home
idk money isn't my biggest issue it's mainly i want someone really good so if travel is involved thats okay
sounds like there is everything i need in one place!!
thank you for your reply!!! 
Back to top Go down
Meow_
Newbie
avatar

Female
Number of posts : 13
Location : Perth, WA
Registration date : 2015-07-06

PostSubject: Re: New member - considering sleeve.    Mon 06 Jul 2015, 2:10 pm

Fionap101 wrote:
Hi Meow,

Some of the Perth ladies are getting together next Saturday 11 July at the Dome in Northbridge.  Have a look under the other threads, ther is one there for Perth.  I can't go this time as I will be away down south.  I am scheduled to have my surgery on 24 August and meet with my surgeon for the first time on 6 August.  I have met with my dietician already.  Have a look at a web page called greatideas.net.au there is a plate and bowl on there that is useful for people who have had this surgery so they don't overeat. I will be ordering mine soon.  There are also some books on there that help with meal ideas.

Where in Perth do you live? I am south of the river in Wellard. I am going with Dr Stephen Watson at St John of God Murdoch.

Good luck with your research, and just yell out if you want to bounce ideas.

Regards
Fiona

I'm also south! i was looking at Dr Allen Thomas but i've looked into quite a few bit overwhelmed. 
i'm wanting to seek out a councillor specifically for this surgery preferably one in cahoots with the surgeon i choose!
looking at a consultation soon. does anyone know roughly how much that costs?
I can't make that meet unfortunately as i work weekends!
thank you for your reply!!! 
Back to top Go down
Meow_
Newbie
avatar

Female
Number of posts : 13
Location : Perth, WA
Registration date : 2015-07-06

PostSubject: Re: New member - considering sleeve.    Mon 06 Jul 2015, 1:45 pm

Nini wrote:
Hi Meow,

I have had a complication free recovery from my Sleeve two years ago and it has personally been the best decision I've ever made. But if you seriously have a Binge Eating Disorder I strongly advise seeing a psychologist to get it well under control before getting surgery. Obviously if you have an attack after surgery it could have very serious results. As my surgeon said, he only operates on my stomach, its up to me to work on my head. While surgery does help curb physical appetite during the "honeymoon period" the majority of people find this only lasts for a year or two and ultimately you have to learn to manage your eating by making healthy, sensible choices, (sigh). Yes, you will have restriction and wont be able to eat large amounts like you used to, but if you start snacking on  high calorie slider foods you run the risk of re-gain. I don't tell you this to turn you off, but they are definite issues you will need to take into account.

best wishes,
Nini


No absolutely this is what i want and need to hear!
it definitely is something i plan on getting help with prior to surgery :)
thank you for the reply!
Back to top Go down
Meow_
Newbie
avatar

Female
Number of posts : 13
Location : Perth, WA
Registration date : 2015-07-06

PostSubject: Re: New member - considering sleeve.    Mon 06 Jul 2015, 1:42 pm

Joybells wrote:
Hi meow,
It's great you are researching and giving yourself time to get yourself familiar with the procedure and process. It is a big decision and perhaps the greatest advice is you must be happy you have chosen the best surgeon. This will help you when you get closer to you operation to accept your fears and trust him.
There is a section on surgeons - do lots of reading and ask for personal recommendations. Not always is cheapest the best.
I'm in Adelaide so can't help with w.a. Surgeons but private message the Perth sleeves and ask them about there dr and experience.
You can also ask your own dr to recommend the best surgeon as well.  You will then need a referral from your g.p. And you can have an appointment as soon as you are ready with the chosen bariatric specialist. If you have long term food addiction you then have time to see a dietician and a psychologist to help you work through things and start making small changes that will help get you in a much better place for surgery. I think the pre care is very important as it needs to be a life long journey and the sleeve is only a tool. You have to be its manager for life.
I'm 3 weeks on my way and have no regrets but I did spend a lot of time getting my headspace right before going ahead.
Best of luck. Your doctor is a good place to start. If you can talk to some one who's had a sleeve for a few months - that is very helpful as well. Go in and find a Perth get together it would be well worth going meeting with those that have been through the process.
Each surgeon has there own process before surgery and this can take a few months as some are booked out several months ahead.
Some want certain weight loss pre surgery - I had to loose 8 kgms over 6 weeks.
Best of luck with your research and journey. All here will be very supportive

Thank you so much for your reply!
I spoke to my doctor today,
decided to go to my long term doctor thinking that would be best as she knows me so well
but man she is just so hopeless haha
I took my mum so we could both ask questions and she wasn't the most knowledgable 
I'm thinking of getting in touch with some surgeons and people on here :)
yeah i definitely struggle mentally so i absolutely agree on the dietician point and councelling!
Thank you so much for your response!!
Back to top Go down
BellaO
Newbie


Female
Number of posts : 73
Age : 45
Location : Perth
Registration date : 2015-06-17

PostSubject: Re: New member - considering sleeve.    Mon 06 Jul 2015, 1:05 pm

Hi Meow, I'll be going to the get together in Perth on Saturday. I am north of the river and will have mine done by Dr Hannes Basson in Joondalup. He is the head of surgery there. I am meeting him tomorrow. I had my first appointment with there GP Dr Kruger and he was very nice. The operate from the BMI clinic in Joondalup and they have everyone under one roof. GP for blood test and ultra sound, phycologist, dietician,surgeon and all the plates, cooking books. I also been looking at some YouTube videos regarding gastric sleeve procedures by Dr Matthew Weiner, a pound a cure. Very good information.
Good luck.
Back to top Go down
Fionap101
Newbie
avatar

Female
Number of posts : 23
Age : 48
Location : Perth Western Australia
Registration date : 2015-07-03

PostSubject: Re: New member - considering sleeve.    Mon 06 Jul 2015, 12:25 pm

The forum you want is Sleever's Get Togethers, and under that is the one for Perth for Saturday at 1pm at the Northbridge Dome.
Back to top Go down
Fionap101
Newbie
avatar

Female
Number of posts : 23
Age : 48
Location : Perth Western Australia
Registration date : 2015-07-03

PostSubject: Re: New member - considering sleeve.    Mon 06 Jul 2015, 12:21 pm

Hi Meow,

Some of the Perth ladies are getting together next Saturday 11 July at the Dome in Northbridge.  Have a look under the other threads, ther is one there for Perth.  I can't go this time as I will be away down south.  I am scheduled to have my surgery on 24 August and meet with my surgeon for the first time on 6 August.  I have met with my dietician already.  Have a look at a web page called greatideas.net.au there is a plate and bowl on there that is useful for people who have had this surgery so they don't overeat. I will be ordering mine soon.  There are also some books on there that help with meal ideas.

Where in Perth do you live? I am south of the river in Wellard. I am going with Dr Stephen Watson at St John of God Murdoch.

Good luck with your research, and just yell out if you want to bounce ideas.

Regards
Fiona
Back to top Go down
Nini
Part of the furniture
avatar

Female
Number of posts : 952
Age : 55
Location : Tasmania
Registration date : 2013-01-20

PostSubject: Re: New member - considering sleeve.    Mon 06 Jul 2015, 12:02 pm

Hi Meow,

I have had a complication free recovery from my Sleeve two years ago and it has personally been the best decision I've ever made. But if you seriously have a Binge Eating Disorder I strongly advise seeing a psychologist to get it well under control before getting surgery. Obviously if you have an attack after surgery it could have very serious results. As my surgeon said, he only operates on my stomach, its up to me to work on my head. While surgery does help curb physical appetite during the "honeymoon period" the majority of people find this only lasts for a year or two and ultimately you have to learn to manage your eating by making healthy, sensible choices, (sigh). Yes, you will have restriction and wont be able to eat large amounts like you used to, but if you start snacking on  high calorie slider foods you run the risk of re-gain. I don't tell you this to turn you off, but they are definite issues you will need to take into account.

best wishes,
Nini
Back to top Go down
Joybells
Part of the furniture
avatar

Female
Number of posts : 200
Location : Adelaide
Registration date : 2015-05-04

PostSubject: Re: New member - considering sleeve.    Mon 06 Jul 2015, 9:20 am

Hi meow,
It's great you are researching and giving yourself time to get yourself familiar with the procedure and process. It is a big decision and perhaps the greatest advice is you must be happy you have chosen the best surgeon. This will help you when you get closer to you operation to accept your fears and trust him.
There is a section on surgeons - do lots of reading and ask for personal recommendations. Not always is cheapest the best.
I'm in Adelaide so can't help with w.a. Surgeons but private message the Perth sleeves and ask them about there dr and experience.
You can also ask your own dr to recommend the best surgeon as well.  You will then need a referral from your g.p. And you can have an appointment as soon as you are ready with the chosen bariatric specialist. If you have long term food addiction you then have time to see a dietician and a psychologist to help you work through things and start making small changes that will help get you in a much better place for surgery. I think the pre care is very important as it needs to be a life long journey and the sleeve is only a tool. You have to be its manager for life.
I'm 3 weeks on my way and have no regrets but I did spend a lot of time getting my headspace right before going ahead.
Best of luck. Your doctor is a good place to start. If you can talk to some one who's had a sleeve for a few months - that is very helpful as well. Go in and find a Perth get together it would be well worth going meeting with those that have been through the process.
Each surgeon has there own process before surgery and this can take a few months as some are booked out several months ahead.
Some want certain weight loss pre surgery - I had to loose 8 kgms over 6 weeks.
Best of luck with your research and journey. All here will be very supportive
Back to top Go down
Meow_
Newbie
avatar

Female
Number of posts : 13
Location : Perth, WA
Registration date : 2015-07-06

PostSubject: New member - considering sleeve.    Mon 06 Jul 2015, 7:35 am

HAII :)
I'm considering the sleeve after battling a binge eating disorder and trying multiple avenues.
Advice would be great!
I've recently signed up with HBF so that will come into effect March 2016.
I don't know which doctor to see!
I don't know the process ie. can i speak to surgeons now? can i receive counselling? 
I've been looking to find some negatives on perth surgeons also if anyone can direct me. 
Thank you :) 
Back to top Go down
 
New member - considering sleeve.
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Gastric Sleeve Support :: Welcome! :: Welcomes, Introductions & General Chit Chat :: Introductions!-
Jump to: