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About Rob_VSG

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  • Birthday 11/11/1960

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Dallas, TX
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  • Surgeon
    Dr. McCarty
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  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve
  1. That is a huge deal. Being a person who still pre-op VSG, I feel my biggest challenge will be keeping a healthy weight for the long run. Thank you for sharing. It gives me hope.
  2. Scheduling a VSG soon

    I appreciate the warm welcome(s) and encouragement from everyone here. After tomorrow the Doctor's office will send all the required paper work into the insurance company and a couple weeks after that (with approval) they should be ready to schedule me. I have my fingers crossed for a March 1 or March 8 date. The sooner it happens the less time I have to be thinking about it.
  3. Scheduling a VSG soon

    Greetings and salutations, I have been reading the posts on this site and decided to join in. My name is Rob and I'm Dallas, Texas. I'm in month 5 of 6 supervised diet (required by Anthem BCBS) and hope to be scheduling my VSG for some time in March. I'm both excited and terrified at the prospect. I have managed to live 57 years without ever having a surgeon cut me open so surgery will be a new adventure for me. I've done plenty of research on VSG and am using Dr. McCarty who has his own method called "Mini-Sleeve" that requires fewer incisions than typical VSG surgery. Anybody hear have experience with Dr. McCarty? Please share your experience. I have read a lot of posts here that I have found very inspirational as well as informative and hope I will overcome my reticence to share personal information with folks on the Internet so I can give back. Thank you, Rob