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I was just wondering if any of Dr. Almanza's patients are on here that have had Lap Band with him? How has your success been? Have you had any problems? What about finding a local doctor to help you with fills/unfills? Would you go back and do the sleeve if you could? I am not sure when I am having surgery, I just...
I had my lapband in 07. I have never had any issues with the band. I had a fill 3 weeks ago and started coughing up acid at night, had stomach pains and feeling of nausea (I can eat, no pb'ing or sliming or vomiting). Ok. I went back last Wednesday and got fill removed, acid almost went completely away...
Dr. Mario Almanza is an extremely skilled bariatric surgeon who specializes in laparoscopic weight loss surgery, specifically the gastric sleeve. Dr. Almanza has performed over 9000 gastric sleeve surgeries. When selecting a surgeon, trust experience, and consider Dr. Mario Almanza to perform your surgery....
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