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Gastric Band Erosion Symptoms
Gastric band: Band erosion is a very unusual complications of a lap band. It is thought to be related to either an undetected injury at the time of the original surgery, or related to patients 'mistreatment' of their band including continued smoking, regular vomiting, and over tightening of the band. Often the patient has been struggling with their band. Sometimes may experience a sudden lack of restriction. ...Read more
The band is placed around the stomach to decrease appetite. It does not work when you eat- it works two hours later. The band adds pressure to the stomach and that allows your body to be fooled into thinking your last meal was more than it was. It does not make you feel full, it does not make you feel satisfied when you eat, it works two hours later. - it is a ...Read more
Don't understand: If not very obese why would you need it? ...Read more
Yes and No: Permanent weight loss depends not on the tool that gets you there, but on how you change your life to go with it. The band will be a great weight loss tool, but if you do not change your lifestyle - as with any weight loss operation- it will be temporary. This is not just an operation to lose weight- it is a lifestyle change. ...Read more
What are the requirements to be a candidate for weight surgery such as gastric band or something else?
Can you tell me are the requirements to be a candidate for weight surgery such as gastric band or something else?
Weight loss surgery: You are more than 100 lbs. Over your ideal body weight. You have a body mass index (bmi) of over 40. You have a bmi of over 35 and are experiencing severe negative health effects, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, related to being severely overweight. You are unable to achieve a healthy body weight for a sustained period of time, even through medically-supervised dieting. ...Read more
Can i alter my diet or go on a liquid and soft diet to help resolve my gastric band slippage or does it need immediate medical attention?
I need help. I tried every diet but didn't work, now i want to choose between gastric band and liposuction. Which one is better and why (pro and cons)?
Depending on the : amount of weight you want to lose will influence your choice. Liposuction is really designed for patients close to their ideal weight, but can't get off the fatty tissue after diet and exercise. If you have lipo and gain weight the fatty tissue will enlarge in other areas. gastric bypass is for patients with obesity that don't respond to diet and exercise. Hope that helps ...Read more
I want to lose weight , is gastric band right choice for me , I have try weight watcher it work for a while and then I couldn't afford it and I gain 3?
Only you can say: I used to practice Bariatric surgery and this was one if the hardest topics to educate patients on. First the question to ask is whether or not you need weight loss surgery. A BMI over 40 or over 35 with medical problems such as diabetes, HTN, or sleep apnea to name a few. The specific choice of operation cannot be done justice in this format. The Lap Band operation is the least effective option. ...Read more