I didn't have WLS but I had a 20 lb panni removal from a WLS surgeon.
Her name is Janey Pratt and she works out of Mass General Hospital in Boston. She does several types of WLS, so you can try asking if she does lapriscope. Not only is she a WLS surgeon, she is an instructor of WLS.
If you are interested, here is here office phone #......
Do you see the glass as half empty or half full? I say, what difference does it make--I paid for a full glass,so either way I am getting jipped!!!