On June 8, 2012 at 2:27 PM Pacific Time, kathkeb wrote:
I can't answer those questions, but
Lease, pleaser sire that you will be getting a state of the art band.
Many Mexican facilities use the older bands which are harder to place, and more finicky to fill.
Also please make sure you have excellent follow up care planned and financially accounted for.
I saw my surgeon every 4-6 weeks the first year after banding .... Sometimes for fills and sometimes just to make sure I was on track.
Many surgeons will notacceptpatients that they did not and.
The band REQUIRES more follow and maintenance than any other WLS. Be prepared.
~Lease, pleaser sire that you will be getting a state of the art band.
Many Mexican facilities use the older bands which are harder to place, and more finicky to fill.~
I have heard that many of the Mexican facilities use the older 4cc bands. As far as them being harder to place, I have never heard that. As far as them being more finicky to fill, from what I have read it seems to be just the opposite. I have heard many double bandsters (including Bette) say they had better luck with restriction with 4cc's. Those of you with 2 bands, what do you think about this???
As far as banding in Mexico, some of the Dr. there are now refusing to band because of high complications rates. Same with US Drs.