Location: Spring Valley, WI
Member since 5/7/2014


  • 291 total posts
  • 2 reviews
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Reviews & Stories

Vertical Banded Gastroplasty - Minneapolis, MN

The decision to have surgery was after years of being over 500 lbs. My health was starting to deteriorate too much and I had no real quality of life left. My surgery seemed to have gone very easy and recovery was a lot easier than I expected. I have lost 150+ lbs and maintained the loss over the past 14 yrs with a few ups and downs. (10-20 lbs) READ MORE

Panniculectomy & Hernia repair....46 yr old

I had gastric bypass back in 2000. I have maintained a 150+ lb weight loss and now need hernia repair and a panniculectomy. Been having issues with my pannus since a hysterectomy in 2012 leaving me unable to get much physical activity in. I have platued at my current weight for over a year and would love to loose at least 70 more lbs. Hoping the panniculectomy will help me reach my next... READ MORE

Questions from nativeprincess35

Where are the incisions when having strictly a Panniculectomy done? No other body contouring.

Highest wt 500+ lbs and I have plateaued at have an incisional hernia below belly button. A hysterectomy in '12 has left my pannus more cumbersome and painful,... READ MORE

Recent comments from nativeprincess35

I have to have a revision of mine and a breast reduction next. I am worried that the revision of the panni won't be I switched from medicare and medicare secondary insurance to Medicare and Medicaid now. I go see my... READ COMMENT

Really??? wow, that is great. My primary is Medicare so I am afraid that because they don't do prior auths I won't be so lucky. I need to also have a breast reduction but want to wait just a bit longer until I loose a bit more... READ COMMENT

Sorry...I should have said the entire review of the panni. READ COMMENT

Of course. Why do this and share our stories if we are not honest about what we go through, how we feel, and all that comes with these journeys we are taking? It was a very hard recovery for me...and I don't want anybody going into... READ COMMENT

You are having revision then? Do you know the cost of revision? I am thinking insurance won't cover...but I am not to the point of going in for that consult as I really feel I need to let my hernia repairs heal a bit more. Still so... READ COMMENT