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By papike - 5/17/2013 4:02:54 AM
hi all i am new to this forum and this is my first post although i have been reading then for the past month, i am started my journey last month meeting wirth Dr. Russo in lehighton and having my second meeting withh him today. I was told because i am on Medicare that i will be at Shh but I resurched it and dont see that Dr. Russo is part of the team . now I am confused if i should change drs or not? 
By KC - 5/17/2013 5:54:51 AM
I'm a patient of Dr Russo's and am having my surgery 6/5 at Sacred Heart.... Dr. Russo does do surgery at Sacred Heart!
By Nadia - 5/17/2013 4:54:00 PM
Welcome to the bariatric forum, Pa Pike.  So you will be having the bariatric surgery with Dr. Russo.  Wishing you a wonderful weight loss journey.  Good luck to you.  Be well.
By papike - 5/17/2013 5:52:31 PM
thank you i am both excited and scared but i know this is what i need to get my life backSmile
By KC - 5/18/2013 4:38:27 AM
When is your surgery?
By busyrn - 5/18/2013 11:31:09 AM
Hi Papike,
I know at the end of your post you were confused over whether to choose another doctor or not... have you meet with Dr Holland? Not for anything but experience in weight loss surgery is very important he did my revision from lap band to rny almost 3 weeks ago and I am doing amazing. I can't say enough about him. I just think its good with any surgery to have a second opinion. Check out his stats on and maybe meet with him.
Take Care and best wishes
By papike - 5/18/2013 12:49:17 PM
met with Dr. Russo yesterday for second visit and feel very comfortable with my choice starting to get the ball rolling now with other appointments required but no date for the surgery yet, but i'm sure it will be sometime in the next six months Smile
By KC - 5/19/2013 6:37:27 AM
I've had nothing but good experiences with Dr Russo so far.... This is a great opportunity! I go to the Palmerton meetings if I can help you with anything please let me know...
By papike - 5/19/2013 3:33:32 PM
great...l look forward to meeting you at the next meeting......Smile