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Duane F. Tull
Dr. Tull is very personable. Easy to talk to and since he has had the band himself really makes me at ease that he is telling it like it is. He tends to spend as much time as you need answering questions. The office staff is outstanding. I feel like I am in good hands and no one has rushed me in this extremely hard desicion.
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April-2006: Let me just start by saying I have been an avid dieter for most of my adult life. I am now 44 yrs. old. I have lost weight many times but never more than 50lbs at a time. (Note above I can no longer say that! woo whoo) I enjoy walking. I have done a couple of 5K's in the last several years. (I considered myself a fit fat person here a couple of years ago) But as many I am an emotional eater and a couple of years ago had a very stressful time and gained about 60lbs after just having lost 50. I have finally come to the conclusion that I will not lose this weight and keep it off on my own without WLS. I have been looking at Lap Band for more than a year. Went to my PCP and we worked together for a year (nutritionist, diet pills, exercise) before he said that he believes I would be a great canidate for Gastric Bypass but I guess without the comorbidities the insurance would not cover it. Tried twice. Even though my BMI is almost 50. I have finally decided that I am not getting any younger and have decided to do a self-pay for the lap-band. I have 4 children and for me the lap-band will allow me to recooperate a little faster and the risks are lower which helps me feel better about doing this with a young family. Just FYI I have a 19yr old son, 16 yr old daughter, 13 yr old son and a 7 yr old daughter.