Does Medicare pay for revision...
on 2/6/11 5:08 pm - Des Moines, IA
Highest Weight: 317/Surgery Weight: 267/Lowest Weight: 148
Currently Filled 1.4cc in a 4 cc band APBand
Panniculectomy w/psudeo TT proformed by Dr Bergman 10/8/2009
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I had the band and due to complications had it removed and the bypass done. I wish that the band had worked for me and that I had understood the complications. i had done lots of research and was more educated because I had co workers that also had the surgery but I truly did not understand the complications. Just please go to lap band.com look at the complications. Order WLS books from Amazon.com. get weight loss surgeries for dummies. This is not a race. If you are not ready for the surgery and are not 100% positive of the surgery then tell your dr and dont rush into surgery
As the others say! If you are going into this thinking it might not be the surgery for you - you are not making the correct choice.
ALL surgery carries risks, and especially to obese people. We can't go into this without being very sure. And planning a second surgery for if the first one doesn't work out seems to show that you don't yet have the full commitment to the necessary lifestyle changes.
Highest ever 290, Banded - 248 Lowest 139 (too low - deliberately regained to 150.
Blip (regain of 27lbs) during 2010. Dealt with (after leak repair).
Nov. 2010 set new (more realistic!) comfort zone of 150-160
Dress US size 26 to 8/10 (5ft 4ins tall) 1.5 in 4cc band (currently fighting seasonal regain! )
A VERY HAPPY BANDSTER.