Aug 5, 2010

Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass


So I met with my Doctor a while back and told him I was considering surgery and because of the lest invasive nature of the procedure, was leaning towards the Lab Band. He said that he strongly recommended I consider Gastric Bypass instead because I had so much weight to lose. Also, after going to the seminar from Salt Lake Regional Medical Center, the presenter explained the pros and cons of each surgery they offer. I didn't realize that lab band patience lose less weight over time and at a much slower rate. Also I never had considered that Lap Band would require frequent doctor visits for adjustments and possible follow up surgery if the band slips.

After considering the pros and cons, and what my insurance will cover, the Gastric Bypass seems to be the best solution. Check out the video of the procedure. Sounds kind of scary but the fear of the procedure is nothing compared to the fear of living another year without it.

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