Northwest Weightloss Surgery Center / Lapband failure
I had lapband surgery on Sept. 11, 2007. I was told to expect to lose 2 lbs per week and when i stopped losing weight, to go in and get a fill. My band holds 14cc of saline. Some bands hole less. We got free fills for the first year. I was never filled to my satisfaction, and didnt feel any restriction. I stoppes losing weight after about 40 lbs. I had heard so many success stories about people losing 100 lbs their first year. after my first year i had only lost 40lbs and i called for a fill. I was charged $200 instead of the typical $150 because they put me on teh florascope to see if my band was positioned properly. He filled me just little bit and it didnt feel any different. i asked for more but he said i was already 'too tight". I went home and noticed absolutely no difference what so ever. I knew when I first had it put in, i felt the restriction and could tell it was there. It made eating difficult, which is what it is supposed to do. now it just feels normal. I am able to eat the same amount of food that i could before i had it put in. I am not over eating, or stretching my "Pouch" out. I just feel i have been totally ripped off. I paid $17, 000.00 for this. I feel I should be given a free fill until I say it feels comfortable, not what they tell me is comfortable. Each body is different. I only have 8 cc of liquid in a band that holds 14cc. Why so little?
I am so discouraged it isnt funny. THat ws part of my retirement money. I want to know if anyone else has suffered this disappointment after having this expesive procedure performed on them. Every time I see their commercial with all these skinny people talking about how successful they were, I want to throw my Television out of the window.