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|Comment||I sencerly want to thank you Dr.Pilcher for just giving me an honest and up front answer.The only part about this whole procedure is they kept IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM ME.Telling me the lap-band would be the best way to go.Once it goes in it can never be removed.Which is just not true.I would have never agreed to a temporary fix.After 5 or 10 years it must be removed.They don't know exactly how long any band can stay in.I feel like a live IUD is in me an no one knows when it's going to go off.I trust my Dr. more than my wife.I have lost every tooth in my mouth.I was homeless 2011 to 2012.No 1 told me Mr. Lee you can not miss dosages of your calcium citrate,it will break down your bones and your teeth will begin to break and crack.I thought I had cancer and they kept all that from me.So when I get the referrel think you could take on the challenge and turn a young mans life around forfill the real reason you became a Dr.To help someone that no 1 else can or just won't.I have medicare but I'm willing to set up a payment plan and I'll pay every dime back.GOD Bless You.Happy New Year.|
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I can answer medically oriented questions about bariatric surgery including: patient selection, preparation for surgery, differences between types of bariatric surgery, aftercare following bariatric surgery. I can answer detailed questions about gastric bypass, Lap-Band, gastric sleeve, and revision bariatric surgery. I am only somewhat familiar with Biliopancreatic diversion. I am not prepared to answer insurance or other financial questions related to bariatric surgery.
I have been a practicing bariatric surgeon since 1995. About 85% of my current practice consists of bariatric surgery, including all of the above procedures except biliopancreatic diversion. I am the senior surgeon of a 5-surgeon group. I am recognized among surgeons and other medical professionals as the most experienced bariatric surgeon in my region.
Fellow of American College of Surgeons Member, American Society for Bariatric Surgery
BA in Biochemistry - University of Virginia Medical Degree - University of Virginia Surgical Residency - University of Virginia
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Alpha Omega Alpha