I had a banded sleeve gastrectomy performed by Darrin Goodall-Wilson in 2013, due to obesity, and an inability to lose weight successfully, and keep it off. I also have other chronic conditions that benefited from weight reduction. The execution, care and follow up by Darrin has been wonderful. He treated each query seriously and did not brush off any concerns I had.
I also had to attend a dietician for advice and information regarding what the surgery would mean to me in terms of foods and quantities, both before and after the operation.
I would recommend this surgery (and surgeon) to anyone who is considering weight loss surgery.
I joined a health fund specifically for this surgery, and would encourage others to do the same. The twelve month waiting period can be used to start your healthy eating regime and exercise program. Out of pocket expenses, including the health fund, initial appointment, dietician, opti-fast, hospital excess and anaesthetist came to approximately $7,000.00.
I initially chose this clinic because it was recommended to me by my gastro-enterologist, I continued with the procedure because Darrin made me feel at ease about having surgery and never made me feel that my obesity was caused by a lack of self control. Darrin took me through the available options and helped me decide on which was best suited to my needs.