There is a new LAP-BAND ID CARD that is available to all LAP-BAND patients. After surgery you can call 800-LAP-BAND--Option 6 and follow the prompts for the patient ID Card. The patient will need to provide the surgeon's name, phone number and the LAP-BAND® System model (APL, APS, VG, 10cm, 9.75cm).
The phone operator will ask if the patient will want to enroll in the Journey but it isn't required.
The Journey is the new online web-support journal that Allergan (the LAP-BAND manufacturer) has created for patients to utilize. It is optional but may be of benefit. You can learn all about it by going to http://www.lapband.com.
We will continue to provide the cardstock ID cards after surgery in our office but these new ones are a nice hard plastic personally customized with your specfic information which is why you personally have to request it.
All the best,