lap band removal
on 11/1/11 7:11 pm
Tons of ppl have had their bands removed. Most Drs. are now doing more band removals than band placements. In fact many Drs. now refuse to place bands.
The procedure would be up to you. Some just have removal. Most revise to VSG. Others revise to RNY or DS.
How long have u had your band?
on 11/3/11 9:01 am
I'm sorry you went through this. I hope everything will go well with whatever surgery you choose next.
I've heard several doctors say that they wouldn't recommend the lapband because they need to be removed more often than not. And one doctor told me that he thought they were a "bear" to remove... and it was downright dangerous. It's not like unfastening a belt. They have to cut through layers of scar tissue and stomach tissue and there's just no way that it isn't damaging. The manufacturers make it sound like it can be just slipped right off. They should rectify that because a lot of people are being adversely affected.
I really wish you the best and feel for you that you're going through this. It's VERY familiar to me!
on 11/1/11 7:27 pm
My insurance had no problem whatsoever with paying for it. The doctor wrote, "It has to come out." And they paid the bill. That's all she wrote!
Are you having problems? I mean, yeah, it sounds like a Captain Obvious question, I realize! But some people experience more dire complications than others. I just wondered if there was anything you might need help with.
Good luck to you. I hope everything goes well.
on 11/1/11 7:34 pm
on 11/2/11 3:03 am
on 11/1/11 7:40 pm
Thank you again.