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Claire

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#102
Sep 1, 2011
 
2cents4free wrote:
Dr. Johnson is NOT a bariatric surgeon.. Sorry. He is a gastro-intestinal surgeon, yes, but going for a weekend seminar doesn't make you a bariatric surgeon.
If you look at the requirements needed to be called a "Bariatric Surgeon" these go hand in hand with the hospital that you are associated with, what that means is the facility has to meet all requirements before the surgeon at that hospital can qualify. One of the main qualifications that cannot be met is volume. In spite of that Dr Johnson has done over 200 Bariatric procedures during his fellowship and that alone qualifies him to be a Bariatric surgeon..look it up.
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Richmond, KY

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#103
Sep 1, 2011
 
Claire wrote:
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If you look at the requirements needed to be called a "Bariatric Surgeon" these go hand in hand with the hospital that you are associated with, what that means is the facility has to meet all requirements before the surgeon at that hospital can qualify. One of the main qualifications that cannot be met is volume. In spite of that Dr Johnson has done over 200 Bariatric procedures during his fellowship and that alone qualifies him to be a Bariatric surgeon..look it up.
what are the requirements for the hospital?
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Logan, WV

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#104
Sep 1, 2011
 
200 surgeries isn't many at all. He barely has his feet wet. They couldn't even be center of excellence qualified like Ashland (KDMC) or Cabell Huntington in WV are. I know it's convenient but think of it like this, your life is in his hands. Go to a skilled surgeon... 200 isn't enough to be skilled with my life.
Claire

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#105
Sep 2, 2011
 
I clear wrote:
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what are the requirements for the hospital?
Volume, HRMC is a community hospital and cannot meet the volume requirements, but that does not take away from the ability of the surgeon.
Claire

Stanford, KY

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#106
Sep 2, 2011
 
2cents4free wrote:
200 surgeries isn't many at all. He barely has his feet wet. They couldn't even be center of excellence qualified like Ashland (KDMC) or Cabell Huntington in WV are. I know it's convenient but think of it like this, your life is in his hands. Go to a skilled surgeon... 200 isn't enough to be skilled with my life.
I have been an OR nurse for over 30 yrs. and I am here to tell you I have seen surgeons who do volumes of cases all on a medium to under par and I have seen surgeons with a lesser volume who are terrific. As I have said before there are many who would never return to the Mayo clinic. Over 200 cases in a specific field is more than :getting your feet wet".
Carrigan

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Sep 4, 2011
 

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I don't understand why someone would need surgery to lose weight. How hard is it to eat healthy and exercise? I do it...my husband does it...my children manage to do it and they are in college(junk food is a food group in colleges). My children didn't even eat McDonald's until they were 15 and 13! They were on a school field trip and they both got sick afterwards. I have NEVER eaten fast food! My father is a doctor and would not allow it. By the time I was old enough to make my own decisions about food the smell of the grease was enough to keep me from eating it. We are not on some crazy vegan diet or anything...we just avoid most processed foods. I make healthy meals every day. I taught both of our children to cook for themselves so they do not have to eat cafeteria food at school. They haven't eaten fast food since the McDonald's episode. That stuff is like poison! Who would let their children eat it?! People are obese because they eat foods that are bad for them. They have no will power and no self respect.
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Paris, KY

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Claire wrote:
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I have been an OR nurse for over 30 yrs. and I am here to tell you I have seen surgeons who do volumes of cases all on a medium to under par and I have seen surgeons with a lesser volume who are terrific. As I have said before there are many who would never return to the Mayo clinic. Over 200 cases in a specific field is more than :getting your feet wet".
are you still trying to justify this sham operation in order to preserve your job? You know sham is only one letter short of shame and one letter different from scam so shame on you for promoting a sham operation scam.
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Carrigan wrote:
I don't understand why someone would need surgery to lose weight. How hard is it to eat healthy and exercise? I do it...my husband does it...my children manage to do it and they are in college(junk food is a food group in colleges). My children didn't even eat McDonald's until they were 15 and 13! They were on a school field trip and they both got sick afterwards. I have NEVER eaten fast food! My father is a doctor and would not allow it. By the time I was old enough to make my own decisions about food the smell of the grease was enough to keep me from eating it. We are not on some crazy vegan diet or anything...we just avoid most processed foods. I make healthy meals every day. I taught both of our children to cook for themselves so they do not have to eat cafeteria food at school. They haven't eaten fast food since the McDonald's episode. That stuff is like poison! Who would let their children eat it?! People are obese because they eat foods that are bad for them. They have no will power and no self respect.
well aint u just the kling klang king of the rim ram room, you probably weigh 389 lbs and are too damn fat to even get the surgery, now go suck on a carrot and choke
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Elkhorn City, KY

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#111
Sep 4, 2011
 
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Major lawsuit going on about bariatric surgery performed there.
Do not have it there!!!
i have heard this thrown around, but no one has yet to provide a link to an article or tv news story about it
so i am still not sure if this is fact
Claire

Winchester, KY

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cool clad wrote:
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Actually, it is that easy to convince the unknowing and trusting public to undergo procedures that are completely unnecessary. You must think I'm naive about these things. Here is just a partial list of some of these overdone and often unnecessary procedures that are performed for income generation:
Colonoscopies and EGD's (as part of a "work up" when doc is fishing for a diagnosis)
Hysterectomies (e.g. for dysmenorrhea)
Pre-term C-sections (more money for ob/gyn)
Coronary stenting (they usually do not stay open)
Arthroscopic knee surgery (for knee pain to "scrape" torn meniscus)
Cholecystectomy for biliary dyskinesia (controversial)
Vacular bypasses to distal arteries with poor runoff (definitely a no-no but a good money-maker for vascular surgeons)
I'm sure you are well aware of the amount of unnecessary CT's and MRI's and stress tests and a host of other tests which are done simply because doctors today are trained that they have to do all these tests so they don't miss anything when really all it takes is good diagnostic skills and the courage to stand by your knowledge as a clinician. I know you will probably come back with the malpractice issue to justify 'defensive medicine' but that's pretty weak if you ask me and shows how bad the doctor patient relationship has become. Basically, all of this is a reflection of the entire medical profession and the way I see it, the profession has lost a lot of credibility compared to the past. It's sad actually, because there are still some good doctors left but the system itself is corrupted because medicine has become more of a business as opposed to focusing entirely on the welfare of the patient.
Just a couple things that need clearing up. Insurance companies are the ones who have so drastically changed medicine. Do you realize that if a pt. comes in with knee swelling, giving way, pain and locking, that any first yr. Ortho resident could dx. this as a torn meniscus/loose bodies and an arthroscopy is warrented. That was how how it used to be, doctor and pt. discussing management of this problem. Today, almost every insurance company requires and MRI. Then what is even more ridiculous is that if MRI is neg, symptoms are still there and after conservative treatment a scope will still be done and OK'd by the insurance co. So all that has done is incure an expense for the MRI, keep the pt. out of work maybe 2-3 weeks longer. An MRI is and should only be used when the diagnosis is in question and then to be used only as an additional tool, but it has gone virile and everyone, patients included are demanding MRI. So it is not really the legal aspect of ordering many tests, although that does play a part in what has become a very litiginis society, but these are demands of the insurance companies. In my opinion, medicine in this country is only going to get worse.
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#113
Sep 28, 2011
 
Why?
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Stanton, KY

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Someone that anit nasty wrote:
I can vouch for Jody Johnson. Everyone told me the same things such as go somwhere else. Jody has done 2 surgeries on me and I would highly recommend him. I have lost200 lbs and was morbidly obsess from the get go but previous poster is right. Takes lots of dedication and surgery is just one tool exercise and futher diet involved for longterm sucess. As far as Jody goes every surgeon starts somewhere and has to build clientile. He has changed my life for the better and I am very satified!
Look at pending lawsuits against Jody Johnson..he's a two bit butcher who could care less about his patients..He had so many medical malpractice suits against him now, I'd be surprised if he ever gets touch another person..
QUACK QUACK JOHNSON

Stanton, KY

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Claire wrote:
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If you look at the requirements needed to be called a "Bariatric Surgeon" these go hand in hand with the hospital that you are associated with, what that means is the facility has to meet all requirements before the surgeon at that hospital can qualify. One of the main qualifications that cannot be met is volume. In spite of that Dr Johnson has done over 200 Bariatric procedures during his fellowship and that alone qualifies him to be a Bariatric surgeon..look it up.
yea, and he killed a perfectly healty woman a few years ago, he cut he spleen doing gastric bypass and just let her die. i hear her family has a multi-million dollar law suit against him right now.
fix you or fix me

Elkhorn City, KY

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#116
Oct 3, 2011
 
QUACK QUACK JOHNSON wrote:
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yea, and he killed a perfectly healty woman a few years ago, he cut he spleen doing gastric bypass and just let her die. i hear her family has a multi-million dollar law suit against him right now.
i have been trying to find something on this such as a newspaper or tv article or even something from someone who was involved or knows about the lawsuits, i had planned to use dr. johnson to do my lap band, but am really reconsidering and wish i had something to go on
Claire

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First of all I wish you would re consider and look into the gastric sleeve procedure. I am a nurse and have researched this topic a whole lot and am not in favor of the band. First of all it is a foreign body and that alone can cause problems, also it is quite common to have to have the band adjusted many times, then there is the issue of it erroding thru..bad. The sleeve seems so much better and the wt. loss is huge. I am having this procedure and yes I am using Dr. Johnson. Again, I have researched him, Board Cert., fellowship in laparoscopic procedures, over 200 procedures done in fellowship, I also got several thumbs up from medical people who work with him, that is the best reommendation you can get.
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Elkhorn City, KY

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#118
Oct 5, 2011
 
i have a friend whose sister in law had the sleeve and is now in a vegatative state in a nursing home due to complications, he is an attorney and is suing the doctor/hospital on her behalf and that of her family
this didnt happen in ky but another state, but do you think there are fewer risks with a sleeve just because there are no foreign objects, the foreign object in the body is one of the main reasons i backed out of the surgery
just knowing that for the rest of my life i will have this inside me or have to eventually have it removed
i also think about women who in the 70's and 80's had silicone breast implants and later developed problems like lupus, etc
and had to have them removed
the lap band is made of silicone
so who is to say 5, 10, even 20 years from now you dont end up with cancer or lupus or some other problem?
also i read a book written by a doctor who herself had the gastric bypass and she said that no matter which procedure you have, your weight will max out at about 2 years and after that you can expect to gain back about 20 lbs at least
a friend of mine had the lap band 2 years ago and lost a total of 40 lbs in all
and told me a few days ago that she has begun eating anything and as much as she likes and has gained back 10 lbs
so, i just cant see any benefits from this
they, the doctors will tell u that u can get off cpap, diabetes meds, and bp meds if u have this surgery, well if u watch the biggest loser, and i know that isnt indicative of real weight loss, but, after these ppl lose around 30 lbs most of them are off those meds
so, diet, exercise and sleep and eat healthy, cut out white foods such as flour, sugar and starches, add more real protein like fish, turkey and eggs and cut out sodas and sugary snacks and you might lose some weight, maybe u wont lose huge amounts but your overall health will improve

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