Talking About Several Lap Bands? The Hidden Story Behind the Lap Band…PART I

Talking about SEVERAL Lap Bands? The hidden story behind the Lap Band…PART I

You find yourself searching through Doctors or Promoters websites and you don’t find information about the existence of different Lap Bands.  How come?  Why is this information so hard to find?  How long have there been different Lap band Models?

When you visit message boards and forums and find little information about different models of the Lap Band, the information you do find usually comes from someone with misinformation (even when they think they are informed and write with some kind of authority because they have had the Lap Band surgery done) and their contribution to this subject is manipulated by comments by others.

Why is this not discussed PROPERLY on the message boards and forums?  It is difficult to believe that nobody cares about this.  Why is there little interest in this? Is it important to know that there are several different kinds of Lap Bands? Or does it matter at all?

Why is the market distracted by the Lap Band price and not the quality of the Lapband, the patient’s satisfaction with the Lap Band procedure or the doctor’s service?  Why hasn’t anyone questioned Allergan’s practices of flooding the border town’s market with Lap bands that have been stolen from the factory?   Why is Allergan letting this happen?  What does Allergan gain from this practice?

Other important questions to ponder:

  • Can weight loss be affected by the design or size of the Lap Band?
  • Does the design of the lapband have anything to do with complications?
  • Why is this information about the lapband not on the Doctor’s websites?
  • Why is this information about the Lap band not on the Promoter’s websites?

 Is anyone going to be responsible for hiding this important information about the lapband to the patients?  Are there any legal aspects, corners or sides involved with these behavioral practices or with these different lapband models?   Why do Lap Band doctors in the U.S. say nothing about the existence of many different Inamed-Allergan models and say nothing about their results with each of them?

Why do Lap Band doctors outside the States say nothing about this on their websites and the other kind of bands they commonly use to make the Lap Band procedure cheaper?  How can you be alerted about a poor quality lapband before having Lap Band Surgery?  What should you ask about the Lap band before having surgery?

To find the Answers to these questions, read on in Part II – “Talking About Several Lap Bands…”

TO BE CONTINUED…

 

Arturo Rodríguez, MD

http://www.thebariatric.com

http://www.thebariatric.com

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3 Responses to “Talking About Several Lap Bands? The Hidden Story Behind the Lap Band…PART I”

  1. wanda miller says:

    Funny u talk about surgeons in the U.S not being upfront about the risks involved with design of band, ect.In 2007 daughter went to Puerta Villarta and had band surgery.18 months later she was minutes from death,and hopsitalized for 10 days,and thousands in hospital bills,because the band had eroded into her stomach.Doctors everywhere need to advise of the risks.It was never discussed,i was there,i know.She gained back all her weight,is depressed,and cannot get the band again.AND doctors in mexico are not being held accountable.

  2. Susan E Otto-Clark says:

    I am interested in any and all infroamtion I can get on Lapbanding surgery. My insurance has denied the surgery even though I am morbidly obese and have high blood pressure, not to mention polymyalgia rheumatica, anxiety and deoression mostly all because of my weight. I am only 55 and starting to have trouble getting around and even having trouble contin uing my water aerobics which I love. So whatever informaiton you can share is of great interest to me and Thanks

  3. Hello Susan,
    I told Shelby to contact you to give you full info about lapband surgery and all involved with.
    If you need to talk to me don’t hesitate and let me know.
    Dr. R

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