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Thanks to ALL of you who have responded! I am checking into NWWLS and Emma Patterson. I don't mind the dieting before hand I just want to still be able to have the surgery if I don't lose enough weight. So I think finding a surgeon who is comfortable with Higher Weight Higher BMI patients is best for me. I think Dr. Tersigni is a good Doctor just not the right one for me. Thanks again you guys on this board have been life savers and so supportive!

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I thought I was all set with my choice of a Lap Band Dr and now I am at square one ag I was going to use Dr. Steven Tersigni in Coos Bay Oregon but I found out today that due to my High Weight which is 570lbs he requires you to lose 10% of your weight before he will do surgery. That is 57lbs and if I could lose that on my own then I wouldnt be having surgery. I am looking for a new Dr in either Oregon or California or the area who handles High Weight High BMI patients. I will be a self pay so not only do I want a good Dr but someone who is priced well also. That is what I liked about Dr. Tersigni he was a good surgeon and priced under $13,000 for the Lap Band. Any and all Help would be appreciated.



Tonya, I so feel your hurt and frustration/pain. Try the dr.s at getbandednow.com. See their ad on the side of this page. Very highly credentialed. Very experienced. They will tell you up front what they need if they need anything a all. I think they ask you to go on a two week diet to drop fat from the liver. Usually high protien foods like yougurt and lots of Water.


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Ummmmm mattintosh, I was hesitant to say anything like wasaBB did in another thread, until now...

Apparently you work for the clearing house that's attached to this getbandednow.com, don't you?

I say that because this thread that you have posted to, and whose post you quoted is from 2005!

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