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RATE YOUR BAND EXPERIENCE  

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  1. 1. RATE YOUR BAND EXPERIENCE

    • Are you 100% satisfied with Band and surgeon?
    • Do you love your Band but dislike your surgeon?
    • Have you experienced problems but finally have a healthy band?
    • Have you ever had a port revision or removal surgery?
    • Have you ever had a port infection?
    • Did you have to pay extra for problems you never expected?
    • Have you experienced Band slippage?
    • Have you ever had erosion?
    • Have your Band been removed?
    • If you had your Band removed, did you get a new one?
    • Ever had a bad Band-related bad experience in Mexico?
    • Ever have to go back to Mexico for unexpected problems (other than fills.)
    • Do you have a Horrifying Band experience overall?
    • If you had your Band removed, would you want a new one if possible?
    • Has anyone maintained weight loss after a full year?


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Where is the poll? I do not see it- is it because I have to vote first? If so thats a bummer because I can't really be honest until I get banded. Anyone have any suggestions? Can everyone else see the poll at the top with all the results?

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If my band messes up i will get a bypass, forget this messing around!

It seems to me to be so many people who have had problems (saw this before this poll) I dont know if I am only seeing the neggative but i would have never guessed so many people would have so many problems.

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I think that most people that have a local support group or are really perfectly happy with the results are just not on here as much. I know that when my almost 4 year old is being an angel I am not on the parents board as much, but when she is being a terror I am looking for other parents to support me. Maybe the same is true here? I have read some of the horrorible experiences and I am still going for it if my insurance will pay for it. ~Mandy

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after a year and 8 months with 5 fills.

RATE YOUR BAND EXPERIENCE

Are you 100% satisfied with Band and surgeon? Absolutely.

Do you love your Band but dislike your surgeon?No

Have you experienced problems but finally have a healthy band?No problems.

Have you ever had a port revision or removal surgery?No

Have you ever had a port infection?No

Did you have to pay extra for problems you never expected?No

Have you experienced Band slippage?No

Have you ever had erosion? No

Have your Band been removed?No

If you had your Band removed, did you get a new one?No

Ever had a bad Band-related bad experience in Mexico?No

Ever have to go back to Mexico for unexpected problems (other than fills.)No

Do you have a Horrifying Band experience overall? No

If you had your Band removed, would you want a new one if possible?N/A

Has anyone maintained weight loss after a full year?Yes/50+lbs

I dont know what exactly you wanted here but here is my take. My anxieties about this working or not and getting the restriction correct was the hardest thing for me!

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Okay, I just learned that I don't know how to use these polls. I only voted on the first question so I'll just answer here.

7 months out - 35 pound loss

Are you 100% satisfied with Band and surgeon? Yes

Have you experienced problems but finally have a healthy band?No problems.

Have you ever had a port revision or removal surgery?No

Have you ever had a port infection?No

Did you have to pay extra for problems you never expected?No

Have you experienced Band slippage?No

Have you ever had erosion? No

Have your Band been removed?No

If you had your Band removed, did you get a new one?No

Ever had a bad Band-related bad experience in Mexico?Not applicable

Ever have to go back to Mexico for unexpected problems (other than fills.)

not applicable

Do you have a Horrifying Band experience overall? No

If you had your Band removed, would you want a new one if possible?yes

Has anyone maintained weight loss after a full year?not applicable

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I'm not 100% happy, but i'm pretty damn happy (85% maybe). I love my surgeon, i plan on giving her something very nice as a gift once i reach my goal. She is the perfect balance of supportive shoulder to cry on, but firm in her expectations.

I wasn't banded in Mexico so i can't answer those.

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I voted that I'm 100% satisfied with my band and my surgeon but the following also applies to me.

If you had your Band removed, would you want a new one if possible? A resounding YES!!

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Since I was just banded a few weeks ago, I feel a little silly filling out this poll. But I love my surgeon and, so far, my experience has been very, very positive. Run this poll again in 6 months and let's see how I'm doing then! ;)

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Guest lexi

hey Gin, if all works out i will ne having the lap band done by dr. barker in dallas tx as well in a couple of weeks. how have things went with you? did he do right with you and are you doing okay? i hope so and hope your weight loss goes great. i didn't ask him about the fills, does he do them at his office and how much are they? or does he send you to another dr, for those? also i i have medicare and i'm having to pay him his 20% up front but they couldn't tell me if i would have to have money up front for the hospital or if they would bill medicare and then bill me for the remaining balance? what hospital did he do your surgery in if you don't mind me asking? i know i have alot of questions, thought maybe you could help me out. i live outside of paris tx about 100 miles away from dallas, i hope i don't have to run back and forth to much. i notice some dr's do fills about once a month others about every other month how is yours going so far. well Gin hope to hear from you on your sucsess.. you go girl... thanks

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