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Several months ago I had Lap Band and Hiatus Hernia Repair Surgery at a major Boston Hospital. The outcome was a nightmare. The Lap Band was never implanted. The hernia was not repaired. The surgeon switched to an open procedure and here is a description of the results. I lost my Spleen. My Pancreas was damaged. I was hospitalized for a total of 11 days including 2 re-admissions. I developed bilateral pleural effusions. The drain site developed a Staph Infection which required intravenous antibiotics for 2 weeks. I drained Pancreatic Fluid for 5 weeks and was effectively home bound for 2 months. I have a hideous scar mid-line in my abdomen.

Prior to the surgery I was a remarkably healthy 63 y.o. and other than morbid obesity had only been hospitalized as a child. I lost 50+ Lbs. pre-op and did everything I was instructed to do prior to surgery.

I am looking for a Bariatric Surgeon with extensive experience to review my case and possibly help with a claim for damages.

Now that I look at this surgery through the eyes of a patient for whom it not only failed, but also caused extreme suffering and ongoing pain and complications, I am amazed at how little, in depth information regarding potential complications is provided to pre-op patients to assist them in making a truly informed decision regarding Lap Band Surgery.

I'm happy for all of you who have had successful surgery. I went to one of the finest hospitals in the USA after being told by my surgeon their complication rate was less than half of the national average. So much for statistics.

If you are willing to discuss my situation with me, I would be grateful.

Thanks in advance.

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Several months ago I had Lap Band and Hiatus Hernia Repair Surgery at a major Boston Hospital. The outcome was a nightmare. The Lap Band was never implanted. The hernia was not repaired. The surgeon switched to an open procedure and here is a description of the results. I lost my Spleen. My Pancreas was damaged. I was hospitalized for a total of 11 days including 2 re-admissions. I developed bilateral pleural effusions. The drain site developed a Staph Infection which required intravenous antibiotics for 2 weeks. I drained Pancreatic Fluid for 5 weeks and was effectively home bound for 2 months. I have a hideous scar mid-line in my abdomen.

Prior to the surgery I was a remarkably healthy 63 y.o. and other than morbid obesity had only been hospitalized as a child. I lost 50+ Lbs. pre-op and did everything I was instructed to do prior to surgery.

I am looking for a Bariatric Surgeon with extensive experience to review my case and possibly help with a claim for damages.

Now that I look at this surgery through the eyes of a patient for whom it not only failed, but also caused extreme suffering and ongoing pain and complications, I am amazed at how little, in depth information regarding potential complications is provided to pre-op patients to assist them in making a truly informed decision regarding Lap Band Surgery.

I'm happy for all of you who have had successful surgery. I went to one of the finest hospitals in the USA after being told by my surgeon their complication rate was less than half of the national average. So much for statistics.

If you are willing to discuss my situation with me, I would be grateful.

Thanks in advance.

I am sooooo sorry to hear about your nightmarish ordeal. I can't even begin to imagine the trauma you have endured. I can only say that perhaps you could consider calling Dr O at the OCC and getting a consult from him.

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I would suggest contacting legal counsel. Your lawyer would be able to find a subject matter expert to review your case and provide an expert opinion. Most of us do not have the expertise.

Paul

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  • 2 months later...

Call Dr. Ortiz or Dr. Martinez and get all of your records to them. I am sure that they would be happy to review your case and determine if and what can and should be done at this time. They have fixed other's mess ups. However, after your experience, I bet you're very hesitant to go through anything similar again.

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