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I need a doctor. I was banded in Indiana and got a fill before we were stationed here in Texas but having a few problems..

I need a doctor..

I'm located at Ft Hood.

Dallas or Austin ??

Where do I even look?


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Originally posted by GingerRenayd2

thank kelly

I called and they gave me 3 doctors in Austin..

Good luck with the 3 docs in Austin. It seems most of the docs are not taking patients who were banded by someone else.

It would help if your original doctor would make a phone call to them also.

I wish you luck!


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I use a doctor that comes from dallas to Bryan (the town I live in) to do fills, his office is in Grand prarie (close to Dallas). His name is Richard Benavides.

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Nirmal Jayaseelan at Medical City Dallas is who I use and he and his staff are outstanding!!!!!

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Dr. Rodriguez has an associate in Dallas I will ask for his name...

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My Dr. does take new patients - if they were banded in the states. (I believe). His name is Dr. Frank Veninga

North Texas Bariatric & General Surgery

4333 N. Josey Lane

Plaza II - Suite 205

Carrollton, Texas 75010

PH 972.939.8218

FX 972.395.1789

Have you had any luck with anything any closer?

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I guess I'm just going to have to fly back to Indiana to see my own doctor. I've been having problems since I flew around the 4th. I called my doctors office and they said it sounded like I have extra air trapped. I'm looking for a doctor here that does his fills under Flo but I called 3 and they do not.

How can a doctor give a good fill without seeing how much he is putting in the band?? That just makes no sence to me, and if you have to keep going back for a cc here and a cc there that is just $$$ you could save if he used the flo. Just my view..

I need the Fluid removed to get the air out and then all of it put back in. I have 3.00cc and it is perfect.

With being banded in another state doctors just don't want to mess with a new person..

Oh well thanks!

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Call Dr Richard Benavides he is in the Dallas/GrandPrairie area I know he does them under flouro for a fact. He has done 2 of mine. I have the number but it is at home (i am at work) i will give it to you if you would like.

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This is true. Somehow, when they're selling the surgery, they forget to make these points clear. This is definitely something Inamed needs to help get sorted out. Patients move!

I agree with you about the flouro. My fills in San Francisco were always under flouro and the guy always pulled it all out, then closed the band off and backed off of that until he felt the fill was tight enough but not overly tight. I miss him so much!

I do believe someone with experience and the knowledge about how the band REALLY works can do fills without flouro, but I really prefer it myself. My experience has been that it just turns out better in the long run.

Did you call Dr. Maese in Ferris, Texas? Another option you might have is to call around to some of the Imaging centers. I know there are some radiologists who will do fills without doctors orders and in my experience the Radiologists are very good. That's who was doing mine in SF. If they are experienced they are often better than the docs who really prefer not to have to do the aftercare.

I hope you find someone soon! Have you contacted Inamed? They have a list of doctors and possibly might be able to refer you to an Imaging center. www.inamed.com

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