If I may, I think the "less invasive" thing is completely wrong. How is it "less invasive" to have a surgery that leaves a foreign body inside you, and requires regular follow-up to get the right level of restriction? And will almost always have to be removed (via a second surgery) within a few years? And as you've said, many facilities and surgeons don't even do the lap band any more because of complications.
I also started out wanting a band but after I investigated I got a sleeve and couldn't be happier with my decision!
Last edited by jiffypop; 05-15-2014 at 10:52 AM.
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