My daughter and sister had Dr. Kralovich. He is very nice. I delt with him also as Dr Wagner doesn't spend much time at the center. I had the band and yes I used the pre-surgery kit. It had changed for the better for my DD & Sis. I guess they listend to our complaints some.
I thought the flavor was not so good than I tried all the others and realized the are really about the best. I still by them along with EAS.
All three of us ended up in the burn unit as that is what they use unless their isn't any room. My sister had a good roomie. She was a beriatric patient. My poor DD had the roomie from hell. My roomie was really bad also. She had gotten a band too but, hadn't done any pre-op education. She never walked, even to go to the bathroom. When the gas caused shoulder pain, she carried on like she was having a heart attach and even thru herself on my bed. They had to treat her as if she was(even though she checked out OK, duh). She moaned all night before that and what little was left of the night..
They took me for the swallow test in her place as she was still acting like she was dying. I was on my way home and was sure to be staying as she still wouldn't get up.
Hopefully they won't be filled up. My Sis had the room to herself the first night and the good roomie the second day.
Good luck with your surgery.
BAND REMOVED 9-4-12-fought insurance to get sleeve and won! Sleeved 1/22/13!