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I had a hernia where half my stomach is in my chest cavity.
I had a hernia where half my stomach is in my chest cavity. Could this be repaired during lap band or would I have to have it fixed first? I correct email is***@******.***… read more
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Dr. Dan
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I have a 38 year old daughter with spastic diplegia CP. The
I have a 38 year old daughter with spastic diplegia CP. The main effect of the disability is that she is now developing arthrititis in her ankles, feet etc. and she is always in pain. She walks with k… read more
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Our daughter is very over-weight and is considering gastric
Hi, Our daughter is very over-weight and is considering gastric sleave surgery. She is 43 years old, 63 inches tall, and guessing around 350 pounds. She has sleep apnea and high blood pressure. Is thi… read more
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Have you ever had a insurance company cover Lap-Band surgery
Have you ever had a insurance company cover Lap-Band surgery when bariatrics is specifically excluded from a policy?… read more
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Dr. Dan
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My question is about revision from Lap Band to Gastric
My question is about revision from Lap Band to Gastric Bypass. I hope this is not too long but I want to provide thorough background. In 2006, I had Lap Band surgery with very marginal results. Althou… read more
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Dr. Dan
Bariatric Physician (MD)
Doctoral Degree
385 satisfied customers
I am considering Bariatric surgery after wearing down all
I am considering Bariatric surgery after wearing down all the cartilage in my left knee and other injuries. I was in so much pain for so long and could not work out thus gained a lot of weight. I have… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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In your experience, are lap-band patients able to sustain
In your experience, are lap-band patients able to sustain their results? I've heard scuttlebutt that they often regain much of the weight? Also, are you aware of whether insurance companies have loose… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
385 satisfied customers
I had the roux en Y (phonetic spelling) bypass July of 2000.
I had the roux en Y (phonetic spelling) bypass July of 2000. Started at 420, went down to 240 and stayed in that range until last year. Have had many plastic surgeries and happy with results until thi… read more
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As part of my pre-op requirements for lap-band, I had an
As part of my pre-op requirements for lap-band, I had an upper GI which determined I have Grade B reflux esophagitis including a gastric ulcer, possible eosinophilic esophagitis, and erythematous duod… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Bariatric Physician (MD)
Doctoral Degree
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Are there any lapband experts willing to evaluate a post
Are there any lapband experts willing to evaluate a post gastric bypass patient for a lapband?… read more
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Dr. Dan
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385 satisfied customers
I have been told that the Lap Band (and similar approaches)
I have been told that the Lap Band (and similar approaches) are falling out of favor with bariatricians of late. Is that true? If it is, what other surgical approaches are emerging as safe and effecti… read more
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Dr. Dan
Bariatric Physician (MD)
Doctoral Degree
385 satisfied customers
Im just wandering if i would be able to get the lap band
hi im just wandering if i would be able to get the lap band surgery thru my medicaid i cant afford out of pocket and i have been big all my life and tried so many diets and such and i lose some and al… read more
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Dr. Dan
Bariatric Physician (MD)
Doctoral Degree
385 satisfied customers
I am a 63 year old female. I am 5'5" tall and weigh 274 with
I am a 63 year old female. I am 5'5" tall and weigh 274 with a BMI of 45. I have been healthy all my life but for the past 20 years have worked to lose weight without success. I need to weigh 145lbs. … read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
385 satisfied customers
I am seriously considering having duodenal switch surgery. I
Hi. I am seriously considering having duodenal switch surgery. I there a doc out there who knows more than the many websites and fora that I've read that can answer questions I have?… read more
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Dr. Dan
Bariatric Physician (MD)
Doctoral Degree
385 satisfied customers
TO GETTING STOMACH SUGERY, I AM 45 YEARS OLD WITH A BMI
i AM LOOKING TO GETTING STOMACH SUGERY, I AM 45 YEARS OLD WITH A BMI INDEX OF OF 55. I HAVE HAD MY WEIGHT DOWN TO 302 FOR ABOUT 6 MONTHS BUT UNABLE CONTINUE.… read more
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Dr. Dan
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385 satisfied customers
I am female 5'5 39 years old with active RA. I am severely
I am female 5'5 39 years old with active RA. I am severely m/o weighing in at over 400 pounds. I have a lap-band that I have had for 8 years that did not do much. I am on lots of RA meds plus thyroid … read more
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Dr. Dan
Bariatric Physician (MD)
Doctoral Degree
385 satisfied customers
I am undecided if I should go through doing the Vertical
I am undecided if I should go through doing the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, I am 40 yrs old female have border line diabetis, HBP, Severe Sleep apnea, hypo thyroid. im 210 pounds and my height 5'1". … read more
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Dr. Dan
Bariatric Physician (MD)
Doctoral Degree
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I have an appointment with a Bariatric surgeon 11-11 to see
I have an appointment with a Bariatric surgeon 11-11 to see about having an operation to reduce weight and get rid of these medical problems the fat is causing. From what I looked at, there are 3 type… read more
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