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Who has the gastric banding done?

Who has the gastric banding done?

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

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...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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I'm an obese person and considering gastric banding. I'm frightened?

Normal feeling: The band is the safest of all weight loss operations and if you use it correctly will be a great tool. ...Read more

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How big is the surgical scar for gastric banding?

How big is the surgical scar for gastric banding?

4 small. 1 bigger: Of course it varies between doctors. Most docs use 4 small (1/4 inch) and one larger (1 inch) to do band. ...Read more

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Can type 2 diabetes regress with gastric banding or stapling? Have there been any studies?

Can type 2 diabetes regress with gastric banding or stapling? Have there been any studies?

Google: Try a search using: type 2 diabetes and gastric banding. You will find many articles on better glucose control after bypass. The success of the surgery may be weight reduction, decrease need for glucose control and other benefits. The success depends on the effort. Hope this helps. Take the articles to your doctor for a one on one consult. Hope this helps. ...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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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 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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What's the difference between lap banding, gastric banding, band over bypass?

What's the difference between lap banding, gastric banding, band over bypass?

Lap = gastric: Lap band and gastric band are the same. Band over bypass is done when some doctors place the band around the gastric pouch after a gastric bypass. Our group has stopped offering band over bypass due to high rate of erosion and the fact that the bans can't be placed between the pouch and the small intestine. ...Read more

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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 the difference between a sleeve gastrectomy and gastric banding?

Different: Gastric banding is a bad that is made of plastic and constricts the stomach to make it smaller. The sleeve is cutting the stomach off and leaving a small thin sleeve of stomach ...Read more

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I was denied gastric banding but have been offered the balloon. What do you think?

Balloon temporary: The intragastric balloon is not approved in us. Can see temporary weight loss and used in some cases to lose initial weight to make final weight loss surgery simpler. Can always seek another surgical opinion. ...Read more

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I want to get the gastric banding done but I want to know is it safe or are there risk? I have a problem loosing weight I'm 270 right now

I want to get the gastric banding done but I want to know is it safe or are there risk? I have a problem loosing weight I'm 270 right now

Safe but less effect: Bariatric procedures can be divided into 3 principle effects, causing malabsorption of nutrients, by restricting stomach size or a combination of both. Gastric band and sleeve gastrectomy are restrictive, while gastric bypass is considered to be a combination of restrictive (small stomach pouch) and malabsorptive (bypassing portions of the digestive tract that absorb calories and nutrients). ...Read more

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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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