housecatgirl Posted April 13, 2006 Report Share Posted April 13, 2006 Hi, I would love to hear from anyone that has had their surgery with Dr. Ortiz. I have alot of questions that I plan to ask him and I just joined this group so I will look for the answers or feel free to post answers for me here. Thanks so much in advance. This seems like such a great group. I am a 34 yr. old 5'0" female that has been overweight for at least 10 years. I yoyo between 168-190..I am around 168-170 right now but struggling to keep that weight with diet pills that keep me up late and make me very grouchy. Anyway, here are some of my questions: Are the incision scars very noticable over time? Should I be worried about slippage or erosion? Do all doctors stitch around the band now? Is it common to get dehydrated after surgery and not be able to keep fluids down? As you reach your goal weight does the port become visible under the skin? What should I plan to bring with me besides slippers, robe, pj's, clothes, etc.? Has anyone gone by themself? My husband probably has to work and I don't really want to tell my friends or other family until I get back...Any feedback would be appreciated!! Thanks!! Laura Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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