Originally Posted by jan1358
I am a diabetic & have a BMI of 42. I also have Osteoarthritis in the bottom of my spine & in my knee, I have just had a arthroscopy, waiting to have injections in the knee. Have just been diagnose a hypothyroidism. I am on anti depressant's. My GP still wont refer me for a gastric band.
Just to be clear --
Will he not refer you for the gastric band? Or will he not refer you for any gastric procedure?
If you are specifically asking for the band and he's saying no, that might be a very different issue than asking for a gastric surgery and him saying no. My neighbor works for a doctor as the person who greets you and takes your co-pay. He does not want his patients to get a band but will support a couple of other choices. He won't suggest it. You have to ask.