How many surgeons did you see before deciding on going ahead with your BR?
Byon 23 Mar 2012
First off, let me say that I'm frustrated, because I spent some time last night writing this same discussion topic, hit submit, and then it seemed to disappear into cyberspace :(. So now I'm busy packing for my cruise, so will give you all an abbreviated version of the longer post I wrote last night.... I've read on this and other sites that you should get at least three consults before making your final decision on a PS and procedure. Did most of you do this, or did you go for a consult, like the doc and what he had to say and then decided to go ahead with your BR? I ask because I have my first consult set for April 5th, and the second, not until the 17th of April - that was the earliest appt I could get. I've been doing my homework, reading on this and other sites, finding a doctor nearby with a great reputation - five stars on the Health Grades Website. He's got a brand spankin' new facility dedicated to only breast surgeries, and has been practicing for over thirty years. If I like him and we agree on procedure, etc, doesn't it make sense that I would want to go ahead and make the date? My Pain Management doc told me he would write a letter of Medical Necessity to my insurance company stating that this surgery would significantly reduce my neck, back, and shoulder pain, so I'm pretty confident that I will get approved. Please, ladies, weigh in on this question!! I would love to read at least a few responses before I leave on Sunday for our cruise. Thanks in advance for your help and answers. I will have access to the internet on the cruise, so I can check in occasionally, but I hope that I'll be having so much fin that I don't have time :)