Twenty-One Months and Starting Over After LapBand.....

by Judith
(Tennessee, USA)

I had my surgery in December 2008 – I was so excited! Had two fills and everything was going great, then my original surgeon sent me a letter saying he was closing his practice to his Bariatric patients.

Luckily I was able to find another physician associated with Memorial Hospital’s surgical weight loss program, and he did not require me to pay the $3000 transfer fee the other physicians in my area were charging.

After a year of fills and more fills with him, I’ve now gained back 17 of the 50 pounds I initially lost and this physician feels there is a malfunction with my band.

To top it all off, my 2nd physician is closing his practice and leaving the area. I am in the process of trying to find another physician who is (1) willing to take on my care and not charge this horrendous transfer fee; (2) can figure out just why my band is “leaking’ or slipping or whatever malfunction it seems to have ; and (3) someone who will consistently stay with their bariatric patient population.

This is a very frustrating & feel like a hopeless situation at times. I understand this band is a tool – and for the first year it was great! I just do not understand what happened.

When I found this website it did give me some hope and I was able to find some new food choices to try in hopes of filling up & satisfying this ever-changing pouch of mine. I do not want to keep going backward.

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by: Lisa M

i got my surgry done i have the lapband im in san antonio tx the northeast baptist hospital the doctors are great i love my doctor and his staff if u would like more info u can go to northeast baptist hospital website i hope i was a big help

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by: debra

I had my surgery done in Houston at Park Plaza. They really push the sleve there. seem to be good support however the surgeon cannot seem to recommend anything for the post op gas that is plaqueing me except gas x. gas x does not work for me. pray the gas cramps leave me soon so I can get on with my new life.

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