FDA Loosens Lap-Band Guidelines

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FDA Loosens Lap-Band Guidelines
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Tue, 12-07-2010 - 11:20am

Have you heard about this: FDA Loosens Lap-Band Guidelines? What do you think? Is it going to help more people or cause possible harm?

Karla
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Registered: 02-29-2004
Tue, 12-07-2010 - 11:52am

I'm really surprised they lowered the BMI for it. Hopefully surgeons will have

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Registered: 09-18-2006
Tue, 12-07-2010 - 12:00pm

I don't agree with this at all.

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Registered: 03-06-2004
Tue, 12-07-2010 - 12:57pm

I too have concerns on what problems this will cause with insurance companies.

Alice

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Registered: 12-17-1998
Tue, 12-07-2010 - 1:39pm

I think the insurance companies are already looking for a way to go back to saying no to any kind of weight loss surgery, and this will be their hammer. I agree with the others, right now you HAVE to be committed to changing your lifestyle and eating habits or you aren't going to be approved for the surgery. It's enough now that they look at your age before approval to even begin the process.

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Registered: 03-06-2004
Tue, 12-07-2010 - 3:30pm
I also know people who gained weight or weighted their clothes to get approved for surgery can't imagine with these lower requirements how many people will do that who only need to loose a small amount of weight.

Alice