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Had surgery on August 18th at NYU Medical Center. Dr. Kurian did the surgery & I have total confidence in her expertise. She told me she had to remove the band & reinsert it because there was difficulty with clamping it closed. I also had a hiatal hernia that was repaired. I was 236 the day of surgery, down from 250 from my first consultation. I am now ranging from 225-228 for the past 10 days. Sort of disappointing after dropping about a lb. a day for a while, but I know that's not normal nor expected. Had my first fill last Saturday. I will keep posting about progress & snags along the way.....good luck to all.

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Had surgery on August 18th at NYU Medical Center. Dr. Kurian did the surgery & I have total confidence in her expertise. She told me she had to remove the band & reinsert it because there was difficulty with clamping it closed. I also had a hiatal hernia that was repaired. I was 236 the day of surgery, down from 250 from my first consultation. I am now ranging from 225-228 for the past 10 days. Sort of disappointing after dropping about a lb. a day for a while, but I know that's not normal nor expected. Had my first fill last Saturday. I will keep posting about progress & snags along the way.....good luck to all.

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I had my surgery August 26th, sounds similar to you. Day of Surgery I was 235, went in to get staples out after 10 days and lost 11 lbs. Went today for my first fill and haven't lost anything else. My fill was only 1cc, I was hoping for a little more as I don't feel like I have any restriction. How much was your first fill? My dr. said 2 weeks he will add more. I was also disappointed that it stopped but after talking with some other people I think we have done pretty well. Good Luck.

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Love hearing how you are progressing. I think it is important to note that your body is still healing. Be patient and let your body recover. I'm sure the weight will start coming off soon! And, always keep us posted! I will be having surgery in exactly a month, so this is all very informative to me! Thanks!

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Dr. Kurian is my doctor as well (scheduled for Oct 20). Was she as nice the day of as she is in her office? How long did you remain in recovery/hospital? Did you have a lot of post op gas/pain? Did Dr Kurian do the fill or an assistant? Sorry for all the questions, but I have heard great things and not so great things about surgery at NYU. I am super nervous.

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My first fill was 3.6cc. I did read that t may take 4 weeks for a fill to take affect. Doesn't sound logical but it is what it is. The maximum fill of my band would be 14cc.

I had my surgery August 26th, sounds similar to you. Day of Surgery I was 235, went in to get staples out after 10 days and lost 11 lbs. Went today for my first fill and haven't lost anything else. My fill was only 1cc, I was hoping for a little more as I don't feel like I have any restriction. How much was your first fill? My dr. said 2 weeks he will add more. I was also disappointed that it stopped but after talking with some other people I think we have done pretty well. Good Luck.

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Dr. Kurian came in to speak with me prior to surgery. I like her way. She is straight to the point & I'm sure she's in high demand. I prefer expertise than extra bedside manner. I stayed overnight & I'm glad I did. Yes, I had pain & gas. Couldn't urinate for quite some time. The meds were good but I did have to ask for my next dose when needed. Did not see Dr. Kurian post-op. For me, NYU staff were great & the flow was professionally timely from checkin to checkout. I had a private room. Good luck & don't worry. You're in good hands.

Dr. Kurian is my doctor as well (scheduled for Oct 20). Was she as nice the day of as she is in her office? How long did you remain in recovery/hospital? Did you have a lot of post op gas/pain? Did Dr Kurian do the fill or an assistant? Sorry for all the questions, but I have heard great things and not so great things about surgery at NYU. I am super nervous.

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Dr. Kurian came in to speak with me prior to surgery. I like her way. She is straight to the point & I'm sure she's in high demand. I prefer expertise than extra bedside manner. I stayed overnight & I'm glad I did. Yes, I had pain & gas. Couldn't urinate for quite some time. The meds were good but I did have to ask for my next dose when needed. Did not see Dr. Kurian post-op. For me, NYU staff were great & the flow was professionally timely from checkin to checkout. I had a private room. Good luck & don't worry. You're in good hands.

Thanks for answering my questions. Best luck to you.

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Had surgery on August 18th at NYU Medical Center. Dr. Kurian did the surgery & I have total confidence in her expertise. She told me she had to remove the band & reinsert it because there was difficulty with clamping it closed. I also had a hiatal hernia that was repaired. I was 236 the day of surgery, down from 250 from my first consultation. I am now ranging from 225-228 for the past 10 days. Sort of disappointing after dropping about a lb. a day for a while, but I know that's not normal nor expected. Had my first fill last Saturday. I will keep posting about progress & snags along the way.....good luck to all.

i'm glad you posted this, i was banded on the 23rd and have only lost around 7lbs since surgery.....and most of that was an immediate drop the first week. i don't get my first fill until next tuesday. the way i see it, our bodies are just recovering from a surgery and we ourselves are adjusting to different stages of food. my hope is that with a little restriction and some good solid habits we'll start seeing more frequent results! i wish you lots of luck and look forward to seeing your progress!

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Thanks-& good luck to you.......

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