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Edward Cussatti, M.D.
Dr Cussatti is the BEST surgeon around! He takes the time to explain EVERY little detail to you and he really takes a sincere interest in your health and well being. I was originally banded by Dr Cussatti on 1/9/04 and 3 1/2 years later I had a slip and Dr Cussatti took EXCELLENT care of me when I had to have it removed. Now I'm having him do a revision to an RNY on me because I know his surgical skills are superior!
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I'm a 46 year old female who was originally banded on 1/9/04. I LOVED my lapband and I went from 288 lbs down to 174lbs in 15 months. I maintained that weight for 2 years and treated myself to an abdominalplasty and a little liposuction on my hips, knees, and thighs. After my plastic surgery I hit my all time low of 168lbs! Losing all that weight gave me such a confidence and I felt GREAT about myself again. It is now 6/1/07 and I found out that my band has slipped. I also discovered that I had put a few pounds back on. I had an unfill and was put on nexium to help with the new reflux that went along with my slip. On 6/22/07 I had an upper endoscopy and discovered that I also had a nice new hiatal hernia, some minor erotion, and a severe case of esophagitis. The gastroenterologist then added carafate and reglan to the med mix. On 7/30/07 I admitted defeat and had my lapband removed. At first I wanted another lap band, but after alot of soal searching and researching I decided to revise to RNY. The statistics were VERY HIGH that if I indeed did put another lap band inside me it would slip again, so I decided against it. On 8/8/07 I found out that Empire APPROVED my revision surgery to RNY. At first the surgical coordinator schedualed my revision surgery for 8/29/07, but when I went for my post-op visit, my surgeon changed my date to 10/1/07. He said my insides were VERY inflamed and my belly really is VERY swollen....I look about 7 months pregnant....so he wants me to wait 2 months for everything to heal. This is my story condensed quite a bit because in all honesty, it would be impossible to put 3 1/2 years worth of trials and tribulations here :)