Dr. Blackstone explains how to know if you are a good candidate for receiving an adjustable gastric band.
Again, the primary starting point is to figure out your Body Mass Index, and once you have calculated your Body Mass Index, a person who would think about a band would be someone who has pretty good control over themselves and their behavior.
So if someone perhaps who has lost a large amount of weight before, but just couldn’t hang on to that weight loss, that’s a person who really should think about an adjustable gastric band.
About Dr. Robin Blackstone, M.D.:
Dr. Robin Blackstone is a surgeon and Director at the Scottsdale Bariatric Center and Medical Director at the Scottsdale Healthcare Bariatric Program. She is one of the few women surgeons in the world specializing in the Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass. With her practice focused entirely on Weight Loss Surgery, she is committed to providing patients with the very best care possible.