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About Lap2sleeve

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September 2005 I had lapband surgery performed by Richard Carter in Arlington Tx. Great job, painless journey to approval and actual surgery was about 6 months. No complications. Height 5' 3", 265 lbs starting stats.

April 2013 experiencing issues with the ability to swallow and reflux. Current weight is 197 lbs. my current physician is Sina Matin, Baylor Grapevine. First visit was on 5/14, with an upper GI done on 5/20 (with contrast and a tablet). The results show that the tablet got stuck and that the contrast remained in the esophagus. 5/24, doctor Matin communicated results of the MRI indicating that I have esophagus damage caused by the lapband. He asked me to come to the office on 5/29, for a complete emptying of my band. He has requested certification from insurance to remove the band due to complications and damage to my esophagus.

Height: 5 feet 3 inches
Starting Weight: 265 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 198 lbs
Goal Weight: 150 lbs
Weight Lost: 67 lbs
BMI: 35.1
Surgery: LAP-BAND
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 05/14/2013
Surgery Date:
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: Yet to Apply
Lap2sleeve's Bariatric Surgeon
Irving, Texas 75039