What is a Lap Band or more appropriately
a gastric band? Well… It is a tool that some of
us with a chronic weight problem have obtained.
It is a medical device that when used correctly
assists with a reduction of food consumed.
Anyone who is considering this as an option
must not only educate themselves but they
should absolutely sick professional assistance.
There are many programs and I will NOT here
recommend any one specifically, I will however
recommend that you find a surgeon that has lots
of experience. My surgeon was by far one of the
biggest assholes I have ever met but, but he had
more experience than all the others combined.
As a result I was in for surgery at 10 or 9 AM, and
by 1 PM I was at the market buying soup to take
home with me for later. I was given pain medicine
and I have to say I needed none of it. I was told that
I would be out of commission for at least a week, but
I was back with my regular life in 3 days. I was going
crazy with the lack of activity. Please note that this
was my experience and yours or anyone else’s might
be significantly different. I had a great surgeon but
a crap support program. (I am sure it was my fault)
Considering this or any other WLS??? Inform yourself.
Jose G. Osuna
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