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Doctor insights on: Gastric Band Erosion Symptoms

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Is a gastric band erosion common?

Is a gastric band erosion common?

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

Dr. Terry Simpson
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Gastric Banding (Definition)

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


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How effective is gastric banding?

How effective is gastric banding?

It's you: The band is a tool. You do the work. If you don't want to do the work then wait until you really are willing. ...Read more

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How much does gastric banding surgery cost?

Around 10,000 : I have seen ads for 9-10, 000 total for the band. Make sure you go to a doctor and program with broad experience in all procedures with a great followup program. ...Read more

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What is recovery time for gastric banding surgery?

What is recovery time for gastric banding surgery?

Home same day: The band placement takes 40 minutes. Usually 4-5 small punctures. Very mild pain. Up walking same day. Driving in 4-5 days. Back at work 7-14 days. Actually, not much different than sleeve or bypass in experienced hands. ...Read more

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Is gastric banding surgery safe and worth the risk?

Is gastric banding surgery safe and worth the risk?

Your choice : It is as safe a weight loss surgery as there is and safer than long term risks of obesity. Still there are risks including death. Talk w a surgeon for a complete list. ...Read more

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Why do some people gain weight after a gastric banding operation?

They didn't change: The band is only a tool. It doesn't do the work for you. You have to change. ...Read more

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Gastric (Definition)

This refers to something that is ...Read more