Since my new surgeon will only do an adjustment to my band after a barium swallow (a new patient requirement), I went yesterday to get 'er done.
I suppose that it's a good idea to take a looksy.
I've heard this same procedure be called: flouroscopy or barium swallow or upper endoscopy.
So many names for the same procedure!
Make up your minds people.
Let's just call it a Glamour Shots photo shoot.
There should be a white feather boa involved an abundance of way too much magenta lipstick.
Anywhoozle, the flouroscopy doctor (I'm sure he has a super fancy doctor title) who performed the procedure was very informative and told me so much about my band.
I swallowed that oh-so-delicious chalky barium and the photo shoot began.
We watched the barium travel down my throat and past my band.
He said that my band:
- Looked perfectly placed. He offered up some awesome trivia like: Did you know that a band should be at a 45 to 50 degree angle? Get your protractors out!
- That the pouch above the band was not stretched out.
- That my band was "pretty loose" and that he could easily see an additional 1 full cc added.
Now I will show you pics of each flouroscopy that I've had done since being banded.
Because nothing screams "excitement" like medical images of yours truly.