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What should a bariatric patient do to lose weight again and regain control of the weight situation? i received a lap band on october 26 of 2007 and have gained 23 pounds. i like to run up and down the three flights in the house, work in the yard when poss

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Dr. Leon Katz
Bariatrics 29 years experience
The : The best answer is to reconnect with your bariatric program and surgeon. You may benefit from an adjustment. Start keeping a very honest food diary for 1 month and give it to your nutritionist. You are wise enough to narrow your problem down to sweet addiction. Now just utilize all the excellent resources that are likely available to you as long as you use them. Don't worry about upsetting your surgeon with the weight regain. You are not alone! good luck.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Many bariatric surgeons have given up using lap band to combat obesity.
Apr 3, 2013
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
General Surgery 43 years experience
Diet and exercise : Lap-band problem over time is difficulty in adjusting the band due to capsule contraction around the band. However, watching the diet and resuming exercise will often help to resume the weight loss. In the ultimate situation when these maneuvers don't work or the adjustment of the band is difficult to reach the sweet spot, a revision of the band to Sleeve or RYGB may be needed.

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