Before having gastric-bypass surgery, I found out from an endoscopy that I have a hernia. During a support group meeting that the guest speaker was a plastic surgeon, I was told that I can't have a tummy tuck until I have my hernia fixed. Before my GBP surgery, I tried to convince my Dr. to fix the hernia at the same time as my other surgery, but he said I wasn't having any problems with it, so I just needed to leave it alone. I will have to pay out of pocket ($6,600) for the tummy tuck. If my surgeon won't do the hernia surgery, I will also have to pay out of pocket for the plastic surgeon to fix it, which will cost me a total of $15,000 for the tummy tuck and the hernia repair, which I can't afford. I don't feel comfortable having another surgeon poking around in me since I only had the GPB surgery 7 months ago. I am very disappointed that I feel I don't have options other than forgetting about both surgeries. Any input?
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