Dear Dr Rutledge
I had a lap band placed in April 2007.
I lost about 30 lbs initially and never was able to get to the “right fill” for weight loss.
A year later, I developed an incisional hernia that I had repaired. The surgeon I chose to do the repair was a general surgeon where I work so it was cheaper. Well, she didn’t use mesh. Needless to say, months later I have another incisional hernia, 3 times bigger and still no weight loss.
I work with 2 nurses who had the MGB with you a year ago. Both are very happy with results. One of them had a failed band and you took out the band and did the MGB.
I would like to know if you can fix the hernia, take out my band, and do a MGB in one surgery and would I be looking at more than the $17,000.
If this is possible I am so ready to get this taken care of once and for all. Please let me know what you can do for me.
K… RN, BSN
Assistant Nurse Manager