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Band Adjustments or Fills without Flouroscopy:
French Mid Band
For First Time Client for Intake and Adjustment of Gastric Band
Returning Clients for an Adjustment of the Gastric Band
Band Unfill Due to Pregnancy or Surgery or other reasons without Flouroscopy
Readjustment or an Unfill of the gastric band must be done in case of too much restriction from
a recent fill visit (3-5 days) at this office. The cost of supplies and a brief office visit:
OFFICE HOURS AND SCHEDULING:
Currently, I am
seeing patients in Eugene and Portland.
If you have need of an emergency unfill
- please contact me through my cell at -
questions or concerns please email at - firstname.lastname@example.org
PRE FILL INSTRUCTIONS:
1. KNOW THE SIZE OF YOUR BAND. BRING THIS INFORMATION WITH YOU ALONG WITH ANY SURGICAL REPORTS.
2. DO NOT
schedule an appointment for your fill if you are menstruating.
3. If you are traveling from out of town, please plan
to stay in the area for about 2-4 hours if not overnight in order to assure there is not TOO much restriction.
NOT drink a cold drink prior to your fill apppointment. An example would be a frozen yogurt or coffee drink.
5. If you
have xrays or labs you wish me too review please bring them.
6. Clients should not eat solids 3 hours prior to their
POST FILL INSTRUCTIONS:
- I prefer that you stick to liquids for 24 hours after your fill - NO DAIRY, NO CITRUS, NO ICE,
NO SALTY FOODS; soft foods the DAY 2 after a fill. Sometimes there can be swelling in the area of the band during the first
24+ hours after a fill, so best to let this swelling reduce before introducing solids. The band can tighten over several
days after a fill.
- I prefer that you use protein
sources and foods that are filled with minerals and nutrients during this post fill time; soups, both meat and vegetable broths,
protein shakes are a source of protein during this time. Juices that aren't too acidic are fine - apple and berry juices.
- If you have too much restriction and are unable to lie down without reflux; increased
salivation without being able to swallow; unable to drink liquids; pressure in your chest or pain - you need to have an unfill
to reduce the restriction. If you let this situation continue - YOU ARE PUTTING YOURSELF AND THE BAND AT RISK FOR INJURY AND
SERIOUS COMPLICATIONS. I consider too much restriction a medical emergency. You should come into the office ASAP or your nearest
- I keep liquid vitamins on
hand for bandsters: Vitamin B, Multivitamin; Fish Oils; and Calcium/Magnesium.
- If you are taking medications, crush them, check with your pharmacist if you can open them
into liquid and take them without experiencing a reaction. Pharmacists have many answers regarding drug interactions and route
of administration. Please contact your pharmacists with questions.