On April 22, 2012 at 7:45 PM Pacific Time, kathkeb wrote:
Many insurance companies limit WLS to one per lifetime.
At 32, with a band, you are almost guaranteed to need a second surgery....if only to remove the band at some time.
Why go through that? Personally I now think that it is irresponsible for surgeons to place bands in people that young.
I was self pay, and if my band has to come out, I will be self pay again, both to remove it and to have another surgery if necessary.
So, my original investment of 12,000 may become 50K when it is all said and done ..... Who knows.
So, at age 32, I would not risk that ....but that is just me.
Seek lots of opinions ...... Ask lots of questions and then make the best choice for you and your family.
Please, just don't let anyone tell you that the band is the best choice b ecause it's the 'least invasive'procedure, because for many people that is not true and they have complications that make the band very invasive.
You brought up some very valid points. Good post!