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3 out of 5 stars Lap Band
Dr.Olson performed my surgery I tried going good back to her for fills and was told they don't do that anymore and could not refer me elsewhere- I have been jumping around looking for somebody qualified I live in a small Valley and hardly anybody does it
Undergraduate & Medical SchoolMedical: MD, LSU School of Medicine
Post-Medical School TrainingResidency: General Surgery, LSUHSC-Shreveport
Fellowship: Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
Treatments offered at Surgical Specialists of Louisiana
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You need to select a surgeon who uses BLIS. It is complication insurance for self-pay patients. The price for the policy is built in to our self-pay... READ MORE
Having done both, I usually encourage band patients who want a second operation to choose a gastric bypass. I don't find band to sleeve patients lose... READ MORE
Insurance companies either cover weight loss surgeries or they do not. If they cover, then the patient's BMI and associated health conditions dictate... READ MORE
What is the best Preop and post op protien drinks. What is a checklist of things I need when having surgery in Mexico?
These are questions you should be asking your surgeon and/or his office staff. This is just one of the many reasons to have weight loss surgery in the... READ MORE
Band removal and conversion to sleeve is a good option. Be careful about the presence of GERD/heartburn. Sometimes such patients are best served with... READ MORE
Standard for my patients is:- routine blood work- upper GI series- gallbladder ultrasound (if patient still has it)- psychologic testing or formal... READ MORE
If you have undergone a VBG, then a sleeve is not a good choice. Gastric bypass is the best option. I have revised several VBG patients to gastric... READ MORE
It should not be an issue. In fact, the safest route for patients like yourself is to remove the band first and perform a bypass or sleeve 3+ months... READ MORE
A BMI between 30-34 is a candidate for weight loss surgery if traditional therapies have been unsuccessful. Sleeve is a great option. I cannot... READ MORE
Honestly, beef and pork are meats sleeve patients have issues with anyway and most avoid them. Softer meats such as fish and shellfish are better... READ MORE
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