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    Lightbulb Considering VSG - Doctor/Hospital Recommendations - MINNEAPOLIS

    Hello!

    I'm currently beginning the process of getting approval for a vertical gastric sleeve procedure. Fortunately, my insurance does cover it. I do, however, have to do the typical six month pre-surgery visits, weight loss, etc.

    I'm wondering if anyone has experience with any of the "Centers of Excellence" hospitals that perform VSG procedures here in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

    Very nervous but hoping to get things rolling after my initial nurse consultation on 9/25/18.

    Thanks so much!


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    Default Re: Considering VSG - Doctor/Hospital Recommendations - MINNEAPOLIS

    Not sure about it. But if you find out, let me know, I've got the same issue. I'm thinking about having a bariatric surgery, but I'm so afraid of the gastroscopy. How did you prepare for it?

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    Default Re: Considering VSG - Doctor/Hospital Recommendations - MINNEAPOLIS

    Quote Originally Posted by Azacaea View Post
    Not sure about it. But if you find out, let me know, I've got the same issue. I'm thinking about having a bariatric surgery, but I'm so afraid of the gastroscopy. How did you prepare for it?
    Haven't you done a gastroscopy yet? As far as I know, it's a routine procedure before any other gastric surgeries, so you should have done it in the beginning. Anyway, there's nothing special about it. You will need to stop drinking and eating 8 hours before the endoscopy. First, you have to lie down on your left side and relax. Then, the doctor will perform the Endoscope Decontamination, and after that he will introduce it gently to your upper gastrointestinal tract. Don't worry, it doesn't hurt at all. You'll feel only a bit of discomfort. Good luck!

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    Default Re: Considering VSG - Doctor/Hospital Recommendations - MINNEAPOLIS

    Quote Originally Posted by Soundr View Post
    Haven't you done a gastroscopy yet? As far as I know, it's a routine procedure before any other gastric surgeries, so you should have done it in the beginning. Anyway, there's nothing special about it. You will need to stop drinking and eating 8 hours before the endoscopy. First, you have to lie down on your left side and relax. Then, the doctor will perform the Endoscope Decontamination, and after that he will introduce it gently to your upper gastrointestinal tract. Don't worry, it doesn't hurt at all. You'll feel only a bit of discomfort. Good luck!
    The decontamination of the endoscope is really important. A friend of mine got infected with HPylory because of this. Anyway, the procedure itself is not complicated.

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    Default Re: Considering VSG - Doctor/Hospital Recommendations - MINNEAPOLIS

    oh man, that sounds really bad

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