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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?

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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Metoclopramide increases emptying of food from the stomach and decreases symptoms of nausea, vomiting, heartburn, and fullness,. It should ideally be taken 30 minutes before meals. It's use in pregnancy should be reserved for severe conditions where the risks to the baby of not treating exceed the potential ...Read more


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How long does it take to get approved by emblem health EPO for lap band surgery?

How long does it take to get approved by emblem health EPO for lap band surgery?

Insurance : Insurance authorizations can be done in as little as a few days. However, some insurance companies require the patient to complete 3 to 6 months of medically supervised weight loss. ...Read more

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LAPBAND EMPITED SINCE THEN NOSE STUFFED COMPLETELY EAR PAIN AND THROAT FEELS LIKE I CANT TAKE DEEP BREATH COUULD THIS ALL BE RELATED TO LAP BAND ?

LAPBAND EMPITED SINCE THEN  NOSE STUFFED COMPLETELY   EAR PAIN AND THROAT FEELS  LIKE I CANT TAKE DEEP BREATH COUULD THIS ALL BE RELATED TO LAP BAND ?

Not enough info: Question is not Clearly stated! Do you mean fluid was removed from the band, if so, was it done on bedside(usually) with needle aspiration from the port; then these symptoms are not related to that. If it was done under anesthesia( I don't expect so) then tube used for anesthesia can cause sore throat or ear ache. Please call your surgeon and discuss these symptoms. ...Read more

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Have had lap band surgery and tummy tuck with breast lift. Starting to gain some weight back can I take an appetite depressant? I am a 49 year old female, married 30 years have 4 children. I have had a lap band surgery 2 1/2 years ago and 16 months ago a

Have had lap band surgery and tummy tuck with breast lift. Starting to gain some weight back can I take an appetite depressant? I am a 49 year old female, married 30 years have 4 children. I have had a lap band surgery 2 1/2 years ago and 16 months ago a

Band: You can take an appetite suppressant but that really isn't the answer. You need to figure out why you are gaining weight. Eating too much food? Eating bad foods? Not exercising? Band too loose? Make sure your band is well adjusted. Maybe you need to see your surgeon. Address all of these issues first before thinking about taking diet pills. ...Read more

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Which is better: a lap band or a realize band?

You be the judge: This article should answer all your questions: http://www.wlshelp.com/lap-band-vs-realize-band.html ...Read more

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What are things I should know about the lap band?

First you know: Why you are getting one , and tried all non operative alternatives , enrolled in a weight reduction program for a reasonable time . If you fail , lap band is one the procedure , relatively safe , and it is removable ( reversible ) . You have to discuss with your surgeon the risks , like any procedure it has , of course you know the benefits if you follow the required regime ...Read more

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Is lap band surgery safe?

Yes: Lap band surgery is a safe alternative to gastric bypass for weight loss. ...Read more

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How much does lap band surgery cost?

10k plus: If your insurance doesn't cover it you can get it for 10k but you will need to get blis insurance for warranty and buy adjustments. ...Read more

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Metoclopramide (Definition)

Reglan (metoclopramide) improves GI motility and is also ...Read more