12/15/2009 10:47 AM
11/09/2009 05:16 AM
I sent a message a few weeks ago. I'm looking for the folks that attended
Dr. Peter's meeting on December 2nd, in Scranton.
Please send me a message or an email if you were there.
10/31/2009 12:10 PM
Can the Duodenal Switach Surgery be done lyproscropic rather than open? --
10/29/2009 03:38 PM
To the one that posted they have a visit in two weeks. Can't help you with
your question havent had the surgery yet. I to have been athletic in my
younger years. My concerns are not on appearence. but improvement of my
quality of health and life. I can tell you that you have picked wonderful
surgeon for your surgery. I posted earlier the date of the group meeting.
You are welcome to come if you wish.
10/26/2009 11:14 AM
Have just left Dr. Peters Office ready to submit to insurance company.
Would like to see his patients start posting on this site. So we can start
working on building the support group. There is a meeting Nov. 4th at 7:00
PM at the CMC School of Nursing basement. Hope to see everyone at the
03/30/2007 12:53 PM
HELLO TO ALL YOU BRAVE WONDERFUL PEOPLE. I'M HAVING MYT FIRST MEETING WITH
DR. PERTERSON IN 2 WEEKS. THIS IS A MAJOR STEP, I WAS ATHLETIC IN HIGH
SCHOOL AND COLLEGE AND A SEVERE CONDITION WHICH HAS ME GETTING SPINAL SHOTS
EVERY FEW MONTHS HAS SEEN ME GAIN OVER 100 LBS. I'M TIRED OF BEING TIRED.
I'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU. I'M CONCERNED ABOUT SCARRING AND LOOSE SKIN
AFTER A GIANT WEIGHT LOSS. I'D APPRECIATE ANY FEEDBACK FROM YOU.
THANKS IN ADVANCE --
10/15/2005 04:56 AM
I am planning to have surgery with Dr. Peters. Here is a link to my
profile on OH, I have some pics of my artwork on there.
Thanks all!! I am looking forward to meeting you!! --
03/06/2005 09:25 AM
Hello everyone! congratulations to all who have taken this huge step and
to those who are trying to. I envy you soo much!! I would love some
feedback from anyone because i am tired of living this fat life but am too
afraid too move forward with surgery but feel this is where i have been
drawn. I have struggled with being overwight all of my life have tried so
many things but nothing ( as you may know) has worked for me. At this
point it seems to be taking over my life, i have changed so many things for
the better in my life but i am still not happy with me mainly because of
my weight, just not sure what to do at this point, but i know i dont want
this fat holding me back anymore. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I
have read so many of your journal postings and am starting to feel a real
hope that this will be my saving also. Bye for now and hey thanks for
taking the time to read this! --
01/05/2005 02:23 PM
Darn - I missed the monthly meeting last week. That first week of the
month thing seems to pass me by. See you next month.
By the way - did anyone see on the OBH site about the national East coast
meeting in NJ in May? Anyone thinking of going and making a weekend out of
12/23/2004 08:14 PM
Your best bet would be to call Robbie at the doc's office yourself. Robbie
is very helpful and knowledgeable.
Ann Marie --
11/03/2004 03:04 PM
Hi does anyone know if this doc accepts NYS medicaid? --
08/15/2004 06:36 PM
Hi Princess Splenda! Thanks for the kind words, I'm sooooo nervous! Godd
luck to you also, I'll be thinking of you! Can't wait to see your "after"
pictures!!! Keep me posted on your recovery...I'll write again post-op! --
08/13/2004 02:19 PM
Just a quick note to let you know I have been thinking about you and your
surgery too. Looking forward to meeting you in the hospital! Only 2 more
days...yeah!!! Keep your chin up and see you soon, hang in there. Nancy --
07/21/2004 02:12 PM
I am looking for the lady who sat across from me at the meeting who now
would be about 4 weeks post-op?? I am bad with names I think its DIANE?
07/12/2004 05:29 PM
Thought you might all be interested in this - especially those of you that
are still fighting with insurance companies. It was posted to the website
Here is a message from Gary Visco that he wanted to be passed around. If
you have any questions, please contact him.
Ok, well I have been asked about Class Actions and yes, in fact
today my office met with a firm that I handle litigation firm and
decided to commence an investigation into Class Actions against a
few of the carriers.
Now, CIGNA so far covers the policy and with some degree of
fighting they eventually approve, though it may take a big fight, or the
help of your doctor or an attorney.
BCBS has an exclusion that is almost Nationwide. The other
carriers also are beginning to exclude the surgery which in many States is
held valid at the State level.
What does this mean. Well, if you have a NON-self funded plan,
i/e your employer only pays the premiums it does NOT fund the plan
and a carrier only administers it, then you can be part of the class action
if your insurance carrier is excluding you and the
exclusion is upheld and all your appeals are exhausted. If you can appeal
you need to. If your now out of luck, you should email me. Please
pass the word around.
We are starting with BCBS, I imagine we will expand that quickly
as UHC and AETNA are going to exclude the surgery, CIGNA so far has
not but they we'll keep watching. We will announce the class action
in the middle of august.
07/02/2004 04:41 AM
To Sandy Boughton
I was reading your update. Congratulations on your newest surgery. Sorry
to hear you are having problems with the incision but just remember, better
out than in when it comes to all the drainage. Keep your chin up!!! Thing
will get better.
Ann Marie --
06/02/2004 07:51 AM
This note comes at a time that all of us who have had the surgery need to
celebrate life! We have all been given the chance to make things in life
right. This includes our health. I thank God for this everyday for the
will and strength to undergo the surgery. We need to thank Dr. Peters and
Robbie for their efforts, performance and trust and belief in us. If it
wasn't for them.....who knows where we would be. Thank you for being there
for all of us! To all the newest members...... Think positive, be strong
and it will happen! --
04/30/2004 06:06 AM
This message is for Robbie. I talk to you quite often it seems but I wanted
to post a note to show you how much that I appreciate all the intense work
that you have put in on my behalf. You have spent countless hours not only
battling people back and forth on the phone, making appts. for me and
anything else that you had to. BUT and I mean that, it does not even come
close to the appreciation that I feel for all the hours you spent with me
just trying to ease my mind and always going those "10 extra miles" to make
my mind at peace. You and Dr. Peters are such an awesome TEAM! I would
never be where I am at right now if it weren't for both of you. My mindset
and everything. Thank You does not seem to cover it but there just are not
enough words. Thank You to you and Dr. Peters --
04/30/2004 05:59 AM
~~~~~BY THE WAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I'm APPROVED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have a date - June 8th - I'm so ready. I'm so nervous - I can't wait. --
To answer your question about BC/BS of NE PA. They say they cover the RNY
only. Everything else is considered experimental. The employer chooses
the policy of what they would like to have for their employees. Some have
better or should I say different coverage. Kind of like the options one
has on their car insurance. Do you want more or less coverage. Then the
employee gets whatever their employer has picked out for them. You
basically have to go through the process. You can call the ins. co and
tell them your policy # and they should be able to at least tell you if it
is a covered service when deemed medically necessary.
As far as your co-morbities - I believe you need to have a BMI of 40 or
more. Don't panic. Keep on reading. This website and others have some
terrific valuable information. Take advantage of everything you can find
out. It will help make your decisions easier. It will help you be a
better informed patient which is easier for you and your doctor.
Good luck - you will like Dr. Peters. --
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