Need to talk to Diana Cox
Hi Diana, im just looking for info, my friends sister is looking to have gastric bypass, I had told her about lap band, know someone who had that and then another procedure, but dont remeber what . I wanted t out her in touch with a scheduler, or Coordinator I believe is what they are called. Recommendations?Good morning. What's up?
Thank you Will 2014. Like I said earlier I had a friend die from complications of gb....sscares the crap out of me....bbut ultimately its her decision, however I am not above throwing myself front of hr car if she decides to go gb.Do NOT get me started on the lapband!! Freaking procedure would be banned if money didn't totally drive our political/legal systems. I am personally aware of 7 people on my job who ALL....(100%!!) failed with the crapband. 4 needed emergency surgeries for removal after severe stomach erosion , and the others left them in place but stopped getting the fillings (at $200 a pop by the way) because they were so sick. ALL of these poor folks are fat except for 1 woman who converted to a sleeve and lost great. I'm a HUGE proponent of the sleeve for light weights needing to lose 60lbs or less and with a smaller BMI, and a HUGE preoponant of the DS for heavier folks needing a stronger procedure. The DS is also seriously being talked about for THIN folks with unstable diabetes because it's an instant cure! They haven't figured it all out yet...but they know it works. Anyhoo , it's sure good of you to help your friend. Coordinators are usually for medical tourism and you should scrutinize them and their doctors VERY carefully. I had my procedure in Mexico with the estimable Dr. Alberto Aceves (deceased now) so I am not against travelling if you must. But those 'coordinators' are akin to used car sales people. Take what they say with a grain of salt and do your own due diligence!