It was an educational program. Showing what the surgeons do anatomically...and they perormed the surgery via laparoscopically.
And showed the patient six months later. There was a lot of nausea and vomiting for a month. And a lot of pain. The patient on the show was pleased, has lost 140 # in six months.
We are going to be seeing a lot more of these surgeries , I think.
Because, at one time insurance companies did not want to pay for them.
I am working for HCA Corp. right now , and last week I received information in the mail that Cigna pays up to $20,000 for gastric resection/gastric stapling.
ptnurse.....encourage your mom to go out to dinner anyway. That is the problem with people who are dieting and watching their weight... "no use going, can't eat much."
I have been re-teaching myself about going to the ""all you can shovel"" buffets.
Copper Kettle has two dishes I like a lot and I like the variety...even if I just look at it.
I decide before I go: a protein no larger than a cigarette pack, and one vegetable, and two desserts....LOL (i go for the ice cream).
I haven't had stomach stapling; I realize this is still more than your mom could probably eat.
But, I enjoy the "socializing" just getting out and going out and seeing every body, etc.
I am fully aware that I am paying for more than I eat....but, all you have to do is look around and see that someone else is eating more than the price they paid...LOL...so , it all works out.
Good thing too, or the place would be in bankruptcy and I wouldn't get to eat my favorite ice cream weekly.