Thank you for that additional information.
I now understand what you are looking for.
The reason that the doctors you are talking to want some cash upfront is, as I am sure you are aware, that no insurance is going to help with the medical costs for the treatment you are seeking.
But, the good news? The surgery you desire can be done.....
Unfortunately, before any reputable doctor puts you under the knife, she will most likely require you to have a complete physical, psychological and psychosocial evaluation.
The best place for you to seek this sort of surgery would be at a Major University Teaching Hospital. The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN is an excellent example of such an institution however there are excellint teaching hospitals all over the Nation and I am sure that there is one near you.
As an aside, while you are in New Orleans stop by:
K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen
Address:***** New Orleans, LA 70130
They have the best jambalaya that I have ever eaten :)
I wish you the very, very best.
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Dr. Rick MD FACS