Question about Gastric Lap Band Surgery
A family friend had this surgery, and he had to go through 6 months of therapy/discussion groups before he could have it. My mother is obese and is seriously considering this surgery. She is also severely disabled from a car accident, and her doctor is not sure it will help as much as she would like it to, because she cannot exercise due to her physical condition, which largely contributed to the current situation. Anyway, she knows she doesn't have the patience for 6 months of that, and that if it were mandatory, she'd never make it to the point of the surgery. Not that I necessarily agree with wanting to forgo it, but I do know that she wouldn't do it. Is there any way to get around it? Is it mandatory everywhere, or is it just a hospital policy? Anyone have any info?