Looking for Gastric Bypass/Lap Band Surgeon
- Hi all! I am looking for referals (sp???) Right now I have the lap band
but hate it, it pro-lapsed and my surgeon wants to convert it to a
bypass. I am excited about this. Now, this may or may not happen so
what I am really looking for are GOOD Docs the can be reccommended for
both the bypass and the band. If you don't feel comfortable putting it
on the board go ahead and email me! I appreciate your help ahead of
- Sarah- My sister and I have had the bypass and the lapband. Both have
their pros and cons. The bypass is SERIOUS SURGERY and truly its
full value ( in terms of weight loss) is done within 9-12 mths. of the
procedure. The lapband is less expensive, relatively painless and simply
procedure and lasts a lifetime. You can have water added or taken out
as you see fit according to how much you are eating. My sister and I
had so much to lose that we lost a huge amount with the bypass but
have found the lapband to be a God-send in continued loss.
Best of luck to you. If we can help in anyway please let us know.
Leslie and Lynn McPeak
Leslie McPeak- lesliemcpeak@...
Casa de Modesto- Dog Kenneling Service - Alajuela, Costa Rica
Home #- 506 441 2450 Fax#- 506 442 7857
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- This is Sarah again, thanks for the info ladies, did you have the
surgery in Costa Rica??? Did either of you have a revision or how did
that work?? I have the band right now and don't care for it, it pro-
lapsed last month. I am looking for a surgeon/doctor in Costa Rica that
can take care of my follow-up care, for both lap band and bypass - any
Guess I should have said in Costa Rica in the original message.
- Ours was in the states. We do know of one person who did the gastric bypass in CR
and was quite pleased. I'll see if I can get the Dr's name. From all reports the procedure
was MUCH better in terms of care than what we got in the states !!!!
- Awesome - I would love the doctors info - and if the person who had the
surgery would be willing to email that would be great too!