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Lap-Band "Tell-All" Warns of Patients Becoming Lap-Band "Orphans"
Date:8/7/2008

> ["If you don't know what 'orphaned' is, let me take a second to warn you __title__ Isabell Lap Band orphan tell all iVital]. Being orphaned in Lap-Band speak means that no one provides proper aftercare, check-ups or fills. I was left all on my own without any support. Orphaned is exactly the right term!" said Isabell, who now serves as an iVital Ambassador. "The worst decision you can make is to pick a place that doesn't offer months of excellent care before and after the surgery. http://www.ivital.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=news.detail&content_id=21 [Choosing on price or running off to Mexico is a huge Red Flag that you might end up orphaned __title__ Lap Band Warning Mexico iVital]. Do all your homework and don't let what happened to me happen to you."

http://www.ivital.com/in_the_news ["More than ever, Lap-Band has become the safest, least invasive, most successful option for hundreds of thousands suffering from weight-related ailments and low quality-of-life __title__ iVital's Dr. Theresa Garza and Erlynne on Good Morning Texas]," said iVital Medical Director Dr. Theresa Garza. "It's crucial to understand all the facts before you make a final Lap-Band decision. Mistakes patients report include misunderstanding the full ramifications of seeking procedures in Mexico, being wrongly pushed toward gastric bypass, procrastinating with fad diets, dealing with insurance delays and unexpected denials, choosing the cheapest option rather than a center known for its patient care, and failing to request payment plan options."

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