At the one year mark, does your Doctor see you?

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mam1298
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   Posted 12/5/2010 9:01 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm just curious to see how many doctors do a yearly follow up with their patients.

I don't remember my doctor saying anything about seeing me in a year when I went in for my appointment a couple weeks after my surgery.
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stkitt
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   Posted 12/5/2010 9:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Morning,
 
Are you referring to your surgeon, GI physician or your primary care physician ?
 
Thanks,
Kitt
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mam1298
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   Posted 12/5/2010 9:07 AM (GMT -6)   
OOPS, forgot to mention which doctor I am talking about. My surgeon.
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couchtater
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   Posted 12/5/2010 11:50 AM (GMT -6)   
My follow up with my surgeon was a phone call at 14 days. Then he released me to my GI who dismissed me at six months. I report any troubles I have (none so far) to my PCP.
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Alcie
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   Posted 12/5/2010 4:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Surgeons SHOULD see their patients for a followup at a year. Usually you have to call them.
Alcie
 
 

mam1298
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   Posted 12/6/2010 5:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all for your replies.

I will call him in Feb.
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stkitt
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   Posted 12/6/2010 10:12 AM (GMT -6)   
mam,
 
Where I live, once your surgeon feels you are fully healed  you will be discharged from post-operative care. This may be several months after your surgery.  You are also followed up  by  your primary physician and your GI physician. 
 
My husband had surgery in Feb. He spent 16 days in the hospital due to complications from his surgery ( not Nissen ). After discharge he saw his surgeon 3 times while seeing his PCP and GI Doctor .  After 6 weeks his surgeon turned over all his care to his GI Doctor and he does not need any follow up for his surgery. 
 
He has been followed closely by his GI and PCP. 
 
Just FYI.
 
Kindly,
Kitt 
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mam1298
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   Posted 12/7/2010 7:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Kitt, I'm guessing that I should make an appointment with my GI Doctor as I'm having some issues for "dinner time" eating and dumping as it's been called. I want to make sure everything is ok.
I saw the surgeon at the two week mark but I don't remember him saying for me to make an appointment. I will make some calls. Thanks for your posts everyone.
Nissen Fundaplication 3/1/2010 (full wrap)
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Thyroid Removal 1990

stkitt
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   Posted 12/7/2010 7:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey mam,
 
You are so welcome and do let us know how you are doing. 
 
I Wish You Peace,
 
Kitt
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