I have had no success at weight loss. My last two PCP's have pushed for me to have the lap band surgery. I am terrified of being put under. I almost backed out of my hysterectomy when I found out I couldn't be awake for it. I realize it may seem silly to some, I just don't seem to be able to get passed it. My PCP called me childish and made the referral anyway.
I have heard about a Gastric Balloon, it can be done in the Dr. office with local anesthesia, it is left in for 6 months then deflated and replaced. This sounds like something I would be better suited for. Has anyone else heard of this or have any experience with this procedure? I have asked my PCP about it and she made it clear she had no information and had no idea where to look.
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