Client Profile: Dyann
Dr. Chae is soft spoken, but extremely knowledgeable and experienced. He has a genuine concern for his patients and their health. Not only does he go over the possible risks, but he has a video presentation to make explanation of the surgery more visual and easier to understand. Susie is so sweet and accommodating. I have a surgery date of August 1, 2005, and I will update this after I am home from the hospital .
My surgery was 22 months ago, and I am still losing. I am 5'7" and now weigh 134 pounds. I want to lose another 10 pounds before starting my plastic surgery. After completing the plastic surgery, I plan to gain 10-15 pounds back to help firm up. My life has changed for the better, and I owe it all to Dr. Chae, Susie, and Kelly!!!! Without God guiding Dr. Chae's experienced hands, the surgery would not be possible. I had previous surgeries, and my abdomen is full of surgical mesh. Dr. Chae was able to navigate through and perform the Bypass surgery with no complications. I still cannot believe how great I look and feel. When I pass my reflection, I have to stop and take a second glance because I cannot believe that skinny person is me!! I now have more energy and a much better outlook on life. Yes, it was difficult at first, but this is the best thing that I have ever done for myself. THANK YOU Dr. Chae, Susie, and Kelly for making my dreams come true.
Post Surgery Update
My surgery was more than 8 years ago, and I am still extremely pleased with Dr. Chae. I am able to eat whatever I desire, as long as the portions are small enough - even deserts. Unfortunately, my car was rear ended by an 18 wheeler 2 years ago, and I was on bedrest for several weeks before having back surgery, and things were rough for about 6 months. Having severe back and ankle injuries and pain, I am no longer able to do most exercises. I did gain 40 pounds back, from the 183 pounds I originally lost. No big deal. I am watching what I eat, swimming as much as possible, and I have lost over half of those 40 pounds I gained back. I would not have been able to do this without the surgery by Dr. Chae. My only regrets are not having enough money to have all the reconstructive surgery I desire, and not getting the bypass surgery done years earlier.
Post Surgery Update
I took my husband to Dr. Chae since we moved back to Colorado. Sprint changed their coverage of Bariatric surgery this year, and we did not notice the policy change. That is okay, my husband has a new job that does cover the surgery, and we plan to have him get it done toward the middle of next year. Dr. Chae is the only doctor I trust, and I know he will take great care of my better half.