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Can I have lap band surgery right after hernia repair?

Can I have lap band surgery right after hernia repair?

Depends : Well, it depends where the hernia is, and type of hernia and type of repair. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...Read more


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Have a lap band at time of surgery a hiatal hernia was repaired now hernia is back can it be repaired again without damaging the lap band?

Have a lap band  at time of surgery a hiatal hernia was repaired now hernia is back can it be repaired again without damaging the lap band?

Yes: Repairing the hole at the place the esophagus comes through the diaphragm should be possible withe the band in place. I'd suggest seeking a surgeon with davinci robotic capability. It's minimally invasive and will allow good view of the region in 3d view. ...Read more

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Rt hernia repair w/SUTURE ONLY in 2012. Recurred. Surgery tomorrow w/open mesh. Could have chosen LAP, but didn't. Mistake? Surgeon is specialist

Rt hernia repair w/SUTURE ONLY in 2012. Recurred. Surgery tomorrow w/open mesh. Could have chosen LAP, but didn't. Mistake? Surgeon is specialist

I don't think: you made a mistake. Hernia recurrence is not that uncommon. If your surgeon is experienced in this area, you should follow his recommendation re: lap v. open operation. Both operations have equivalent long term results. ...Read more

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I had lap band and hernia surgery two days ago. I am having severe pain and can no longer pass gas or have a bowel movement? Normal???

I had lap band and hernia surgery two days ago. I am having severe pain and can no longer pass gas or have a bowel movement? Normal???

Call surgeon: Please sign off of the internet and page your surgeon. You are having a complication. You were given post op instructions. There will be information in the instructions on contacting your surgeon. ...Read more

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Someone told me if I have Lap Band surgery, I would have to take 3 multivitamins a day. Is that true? Will that hurt me?

Lap band: The sleeve procedure and Roux-e-y, traditional gastric bypass procedures either bypass the stomach all together or limit the amount of contact of the gastric mucosa with food, requiring vitamin supplementation. The lap band changes the size of the gastric tissue which comes in contact with food, but may not require extra vitamins although they are helpful an all of these procedures. ...Read more

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Can you have lap band surgery with Barrets esophagus??????

Can you have lap band surgery with Barrets esophagus??????

Lap Band Surgery: that is a question best left to the surgeon who would be preforming the surgery. As esophageal strictures to my understanding are one of the complications of lap band, I would suspect this is a relative contraindication. ...Read more

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How many people get a lap band surgery every year?

How many people get a lap band surgery every year?

Who cares?: The popularity of a procedure doesn't mean it's the right procedure for you. Your choice should be made by you and your bariatric surgeon based on many factors. So have a consult with a Bariatric Surgeon recommended by your PCP ...Read more

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What should I eat right before and after lap band surgery?

What should I eat right before and after lap band surgery?

Lap band: Before surgery, you should try to eat healthy and lose some weight (which will make surgery easier). Also want to do this because it is how you should be eating the rest of your life if you want to keep the weight off. After surgery, you usually start on liquids only and progress to solid food over the course if a month. ...Read more

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Are regular bouts of severe gastro common after lap band surgery? (op 12 months ago)

Are regular bouts of severe gastro common after lap band surgery? (op 12 months ago)

No: If you are having stomach problems after your lap-band you should see your bariatric surgeon to find out what the problem is. Stomach problems including vomiting and nausea or pain are not normal after any weight loss surgery and should be investigated, explained, and corrected. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia Repair (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which the lining of the abdominal cavity protrudes, creating a sac. Hernias are common in the groin, belly button, upper-midline, or associated w/scars. The exact method of repair varies w/the type & size of the hernia as well as patient-factors, however, the basic principle is the same: close the hole, often ...Read more