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Love my Lap-Band - Houston, TX
- posted 4 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $1,200
- Hadar Spivak, M.D. (Houston, TX)
I was 22, and had tried all RX diets..pills and...
- 10 Jan 2013
I was 22, and had tried all RX diets..pills and shady weight-loss clinics..the gym only took 30 lbs and I busted butt. It came back, with a vengeance. I went to a weight loss seminar in 2003 and signed up for a consultation. The Band was not to long out of FDA trials, and I didn't want to do a surgery (by-pass) so young. My doctor told me, I'd only loose 50 of my 385. I thought "thats 50 more that I won't have". I exceeded his expectations and lost 114. I spoke in seminars to newbies. I had a fast recovery - in and out same day, driving around within 1 day. One thing I didn't think about in the long run was: excess skin. I wished I had planned far in advance for a reconstructive surgery due to cost. 9 years later, I got my tummy tuck and am satisfied. The fill process was tough at first: taking about a year to find my correct restriction.
My Doctor: Hadar Spivak, M.D.
I chose this doctor by accident..I just signed up for a weight-loss seminar. At the time, the insurance companies did not pay for fills. I paid 1000.00 additionally to have after-care for one year.