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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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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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Who has the gastric banding done?

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

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What are some of the complications after gastric banding?

Slip and erosion: The major complications with the band are a slip where the band causes a partial or complete blockage of the stomach or an erosion where the band erodes into the stomach causing a hole in the stomach. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: gastric banding?

Weight loss: 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 great weight loss operation. ...Read more

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Is there anyone who had gastric banding that was not happy with the outcome?

Is there anyone who had gastric banding that was not happy with the outcome?

Lots of people: Gastric bands can have lots of complications. They can slip, they can erode into the stomach and have to be removed, and many people end up having them removed (and gaining back any weight they lost) because of complications. Look into other weight loss surgeries instead, like a vertical sleeve gastrectomy, which do not have the same long-term complications. ...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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Gastric (Definition)

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