A 47-year-old member asked:
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can you provide some advice for someone who's had the lap band done?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Monitoring: All the bariatric surgeries need monitoring, especially during the first year. Check in with your surgery team, they often have classes and support groups. Nutrition, exercise and tracking your labs and weight is important for long term success. Be well.
Answered on Dec 22, 2013
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Patient-dependent.: The Lap Band is very dependent on your efforts at weight loss. It's an assistive device. It won't make the weight magically disappear from your body. It'll help,you lose weight, about 70 pounds on average, in conjunction with a prudent diet and exercise regimen.
Answered on Nov 26, 2014

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