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Doctor insights on: Common Vitamin Deficiencies After A Lap Band Surgery

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What are common complications with a gastric sleeve or a lap band?

What are common complications with a gastric sleeve or a lap band?

Eating problems: With an experienced surgeon, complications from both procedures should be very low, probably less than 2%. Most problems I see arise from patients eating incorrectly. Eating to large of a bite, too fast or not chewing well can lead to nausea,vomiting,reflux & discomfort. This can also happen if a patient's band is filled too tight. Make sure you follow your surgeon's recommended eating guidelines ...Read more

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What causes a hernia in a female after abdominal surgery (lap band removal)? Incision is four steri strips long

What causes a hernia in a female after abdominal surgery (lap band removal)? Incision is four steri strips long

Many factors: There are many factors that contribute to hernia formation after an operation, including a genetic predisposition, suturing technique, obesity, post-op activity level, immune system suppression, and infection to name a few. Hope you don't get a hernia. ...Read more

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If I have an ulcer, will i need lap band revision surgery? I'm nervous about having lap band revision surgery on my stomach. Is this kind of surgery usually successful? Is it any riskier than my original surgery? .

If I have an ulcer, will i need lap band revision surgery? I'm nervous about having lap band revision surgery on my stomach. Is this kind of surgery usually successful? Is it any riskier than my original surgery? 

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Although : Although the situation you describe is unclear, it seems that you may have had a lap band and now found to have an ulcer near the area of the band and that you have been suggested to have this revised. If indeed this is the case, you should consider whether you have taken medications that may have increased the risk for stomach ulceration, such as the use of Aspirin or steroids. It that is not the case and the ulcer is near the vicinity of the lap band, then one should consider whether this is a lap band erosion, which can occur if the reservoir is overfilled, incorrectly placed, or other events, such as prolonged vomiting may have preceded this. As this occurs in about 3-5% of cases, it is not common, but the treatment will require removal of the lap band. In this case, another lap band is not usually recommended, but rather consideration to conversion to another bariatric procedure, such as sleeve gastrectomy, after the ulcer is healed. ...Read more

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Laparos. surgery due MALS (median arcuate lig. s.). 6 weeks after surgery, pains very severe after meals. New celiac bypass is question. Solution?

Laparos. surgery due MALS (median arcuate lig. s.). 6 weeks after surgery, pains very severe after meals. New celiac bypass is question. Solution?

Tell surgeon: First: make sure your surgeon knows about this. Pay attention to what foods bother you most. Try blending a smoothie of coconut milk, frozen blueberries, and organic leafy greens, and see if you tolerate that better. ...Read more

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What causes hair loss after a gastric sleeve done 09/16/13?

What causes hair loss after a gastric sleeve done 09/16/13?

Shock: Hair growth has a sensitive balance , deepening on total body health , normally 85% hair follicles in growth phase 15 % in stationary or falling phase , any tilt in body health will be a stress on hair follicles , anesthesia , surgery , weight loss , infections , antibiotics etc, will contribute . If there is no bolding tendency will grow back in most of times ...Read more

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Which was generally more successful in 2013: the lap band or gastric sleeve?

Which was generally more successful in 2013: the lap band or gastric sleeve?

Sleeve - any year: However, which weight loss operation you have is an individual decision. Weigh the pro's and con's of each procedure, and choose what seems the best fit for you, based on eating habits, BMI, medical problems, etc. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can gastric dumping syndrome occur in a person with no prior gastric bypass surgery?

Can gastric dumping syndrome occur in a person with no prior gastric bypass surgery?

Dumping: No, not really. There are a very small percentage of people that will get post prandial hypoglycemia, but that only gives you some of the symptoms of dumping. With dumping, you can also get diarrhea, a stomach ache, nausea. There are people that have these symptoms and who have irritable bowel syndrome, but this is different than dumping syndrome that people get after a bypass. ...Read more

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Liver functions elevated after gastric sleeve surgery. Is this common or known of?

Liver functions elevated after gastric sleeve surgery.  Is this common or known of?

Possible: But not very common. If there is preexisting liver disease , or reaction to medication may be the cause , lft ( liver function tests ) may get elevated temporarily , discuss with your doctor , will give more information. ...Read more

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Docs, could a teen get the lap band or gastric bypass?

Yes: Currently, the most widely performed procedures in adolescents are the roux-en-Y gastric bypass and the adjustable gastric band. Sleeve gastrectomy has also been increasingly performed in adolescents. ...Read more

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I have a temporary ileostomy from a total colectomy, how common are hematomas and infections or other problems in the reversal surgery site?

I have a temporary ileostomy from a total colectomy, how common are hematomas and infections or other problems in the reversal surgery site?

Ileostomy reversal: Although it varies slightly depending on exactly what kind of reversal will be done, surgical complications such as infection and hematoma are rather unusual these days. If you follow your surgeon's advice, they are unlikely to happen. If you have any problems after the surgery, be sure to contact the surgeon promptly. Good luck ...Read more

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Is tendon surgery for footdrop possible after several years (cause hip revision) ?

Is tendon surgery for footdrop possible after several years (cause hip revision) ?

Foot drop: Is a problem with the nerve that innervate a the foot. Treatment is usually a ankle foot brace known as an afo. ...Read more

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What are the common resources for finding help with gastric bypass and/ or lap band surgery?

Seminar: You should contact the weight loss centers in your area. Most have seminars that discuss the procedures performed there. Check their credentials and those of the center, then ask around. ...Read more

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How big/long is the surgical scar from the lap band or gastric banding surgery?

How big/long is the surgical scar from the lap band or gastric banding surgery?

1-2 inches and 1/3 : Laparoscopic scars - 3 will be 1/4 to 1/2 inch and one will be 1-2 inches. Although we have done single incision with 2 inch. ...Read more

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Is there a risk with total knee 9 months after total hip, same side..Illiotibial band still sore?

Is there a risk with total knee 9 months after total hip, same side..Illiotibial band still sore?

Not increased: The risks for a total knee are not increased 9 months after a total hip. The general risks include blood clots, infection, stiffness, persistent pain, late implant loosening among others. It band tenderness is fairly common around the trochanter after tha. It could also be aggravated by an arthritic knee. ...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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