Bethel

St Francis Memphis

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I have been both excited and nervous about setting a date for my bypass. The one thing I was sure of was how much I liked my surgeon. However, after going to my pre-op appointment, I just don't feel like we click. I honestly need someone who will take their time and explain everything to me, and she seems rushed and a bit detached to me. I've also found out that we only see our surgeon on our yearly anniversaries. Other than that, we see the nurse practitioner who seems a bit terse. I see other people writing about how great their relationship is with their doc and how reassured and safe they feel with them. I also hear of books being given or recommended and detailed surgical manuals with all you need to know before, during and after. Now I'm questioning everything. I need to feel like I have a real support team. While I have my own psych who is great, he's not a Bariatric specialist. I don't like feeling like my questions are taxing. Beginning to wonder if I'm doing the right thing. Maybe it's just nerves talking. Anyone from Memphis or elsewhere have similar situation? How did you handle it? I'm also open to Memphis people telling me that I've misread the situation and am being overly sensitive because of past poor experiences with docs and a beaten up sense of self. Need some insight or encouragement here!

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I am using Dr. Wegner at St. Francis and I am very pleased. Do you have an Advocate?

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