I have a new gastro, my previous gastro has retired. I was dxd in 2012 with cirrhosis after the previous gastro found 2 grade 2 non bldg varices. I am on 100 mgs propranolol am and 100 mgs propranolol pm. Now I have a new gastro who has mentioned scheduling an egd and suggested if have varices, he would like to band them. My last EGD was done in 2012. I have rheum arth along with sjogrens which does a number on my throat anyway along with the other overlapping r/a issues. I have not had anything that would indicate a bleed. I've read alot of info on whether to band varices or stick with only the beta blockers. I've heard stories about bandings and how awry they can go for some people. I've had one transplant dr (previously on the site) tell me not to mess with it. so I am confused on what to do. My labs have been pretty good. Just had an mri which went well. It seems like choosing between banding or propranalol doesnt give a clear option. RIP Hector. you will be missed more than you know.