Information about the Molina Gastric band
on 8/16/17 10:13 am
I had my surgery's in Oct 1983. It all went fine for about 5 months. Then I started having very bad stomach pain, had to have my gallblader removed. At that time I had been on a plate for about a month, an before surgery he ask if I wanted the band tightened. I said no, he seemed a little disappointed. After that I started to have more problems, an he said that often happened after gallblader. In a couple of months things seemed to be better.it was Nov. when I foundout I was pregnant. I asked if there would be any problems, he said there shouldn't be. On Jan 15th I lost the baby. A year later my husband of 14 years filed for divorce. After that I started to have more problems. Over that cource of the next 8 years the problems got to the point that those few days a month we all go threw, I couldn't even keep down a teaspoon of water, my family Dr. sent me to a surgeon he scoped my stomach. He said that 1rst that was not a 2 to 3 ounce pouch, it was more like a 3/4 ounce and that the opening from the pouch to the stomach was so small he had to use a scope meant for a child to get through. There he found 7 holes in my stomach, I told him that dr. Molina had said that could happen but the odds against that happening were very high. We couldn't get my records they said he had retired, and my Dr. had never heard of the procedures we went forward with removing the band. My Dr. said had I waited another year , it would have been pretty bad. So I guess I lucked out on that. In 83 I waited 292 , in 95 I waited 344 , an after a lot of work I now waited 218 as of the 23rd of last month.
on 1/17/10 11:25 am
I also have Barretts Disease of the esophogus and am anemic. I had the band removed last May 2009 because of all the health problems. I fell 100% better now even though I have gained
70 lbs since then. I am now losing the weight naturally with lots of prayer. I wish I had known
what this would do to me 27 years ago.
I am now as heavy as ever (275 lbs.) and looking into having By-Pass. Does anyone have any suggestions on who to go to in Houston, TX?
on 11/26/12 2:43 am
What insurance and what area?
on 4/1/21 6:40 am
Dr. Khoi Du at Clear Lake surgical specialist in the Houston area. He removed mine and I am doing great!
on 1/22/10 7:44 am
I also had the Molina band in 1988. I was 350 and lost 100# only. I gain 10 to 15 pounds but to maintain my current weight of 250 to 260, I diet and exercise. I am now going through preliminary tests for VSG. I am concerned about failure though because the Molina band didn't work on me 100%. Much of that was my fault. I did not use the tool correctly, was probably too young to really understand but I am more educated now on healthy eating and exercise. I still have my fears though. I cannot eat as much as normal people do in most cases so my fear is if I can't eat as much, can I really lose the extra 100#? I went to dinner tonight with my hubby and ate two tostada's and thought, well if I can do that, then reducing my stomach size where I can only eat 1/4 of that will probably make me lose the weight.
Anyway, I am now waiting to hear from the doctor's office as to the next step. Surgery date or any other tests.
For me, all the tests on my lungs, my stomach, etc came back healthy, thank God even though I had the vomiting like the other lady but only when I over ate so I really tried to not over eat and also not to eat too late at night.
I am really looking forward to losing the 100# once and for all. I hope and pray, this will do it. For once in my life, I would love to feel like "normal" woman.....