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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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Anyone tried going abroad for the hypno gastric band?

Anyone tried going abroad for the hypno gastric band?

Hypnosis can help: Hypno band is really hypnosis. Hypnosis can cut down on cravings like sugar or chips. It is ideal to focus on healthy foods. Learn to crave peas and green beans. Wouldn't go overseas, when good behavior mod and hypnotists in us. ...Read more

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How much does gastric banding surgery cost?

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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Can you let me know how many stones do you have to be in order to get a gastric band?

Depends : The minimum criteria to be eligible for lap-band surgery is body mass index >30 with at least one co-morbidity (high blood pressure, diabetes, etc..). Bmi =mass(kg)/{height(m)}^2. 1 stone = 14 lbs. ...Read more

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Would I loose enough weight if I had a gastric banding operation? Or is it only temporary?

Would I loose enough weight if I had a gastric banding operation?  Or is it only temporary?

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

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Can you tell me 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

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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)?

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

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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?

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

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I have a gastric band and have developed gallstones is there a link.

I have a gastric band and have developed gallstones is there a link.

Not directly: Besides genetic factors your obesity contributed initial formation of gall stones ...Read more

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Whats a gastric band?

A device : Goes around the upper part of the stomach to help suppress appetite between meals. ...Read more

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Who has the gastric banding done?

Morbid obesity: People who have about 80 plus pounds to lose. Check with lapband.Com. ...Read more

Gastric (Definition)

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