Originally Posted by Chickadee
If she has only 50 pounds to lose, it's likely that she won't qualify for band surgery. You have to meet a set of criteria which include a pretty high BMI and co-morbidities. The loss with the band is different than with RNY. It's slower - trust me on this! We don't dump and can eat all kinds of food. The amount of weight you lose depends on how well you work the tool.
Thanks chickadee. She told me last week that she qualified for the surgery. I didn't think she qualified either because I thought you had to be 100 pounds over your BMI range. She clearly only need to lose 50 to 60 just looking at her, but I'm sure her BMI would allow for more weight loss. I think she is 5'6 or 5'7.