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How can I tell if my lap band has erosion I really want it out ?

How can I tell if my lap band has erosion I really want it out ?

Endoscopy: If you and your physician suspect erosion you should have an upper endoscopy. By placing a camera into your stomach your doctor can see if the band has eroded through you will need to have your band removed and possibly consider other surgical options if necessary. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how and where should I go to get medicaid to approve for the lap band?

Can you tell me how and where should I go to get medicaid to approve for the lap band?

Provider: Your first stop should be with the surgeon. In most cases he or she has an office staff that is used to obtaining insurance authorization for your surgery. If not, call your provider (Medicaid) and just make sure you have the diagnosis code and the CPT code of the procedure you want. ...Read more

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I watch what i eat, but I am 107 pounds overweight. I heard about the lap band. Can you tell me more about it?

I am not a fan : The lap band requires a very dedicated diet adherence along with a stricter exercise program compared to some of the other procedures. The gastric sleeve is an excellent, middle of the road option, but no matter what procedure you select, diet and exercise are mandatory to lose weight. Get counseling before you go ahead with any surgical option. ...Read more

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How can you tell if your lap band has a leak?

Band leak: Your band would get loose and you wouldn't feel any restriction anymore. Then you get a fill to make it tight, and it gets loose again. Your surgeon can check to see how much fluid is in the band. If they put in 10cc and there is only 5cc when they check, it is leaking. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to expect with someone who has had lap band surgery?

Can you tell me what to expect with someone who has had lap band surgery?

Lap band: That requires a long answer. Look at these sites. http://www.realize.com/adjustable-gastric-band-surgery-information.htm http://www.Lapband.Com/ http://www.Obesityhelp.Com www.Lapbandtalk.Com. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could get the lap band surgery with minimal change disease?

Can you tell me if i could get the lap band surgery with minimal change disease?

Here are some...: This Q has been longstanding with no answering. Despite not an expert in bariatrics, based on my lifelong digestion of medical knowledge coupled with common sense, I could not see any interaction between both through uneventful lap band surgery since minimal change disease denotes the usually uneventful kidney changes from various reasons. More? Ask your doctor straight, not circuitous timely. ...Read more

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Which is better: a lap band or a realize band?

You be the judge: This article should answer all your questions: http://www.wlshelp.com/lap-band-vs-realize-band.html ...Read more

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What are things I should know about the lap band?

First you know: Why you are getting one , and tried all non operative alternatives , enrolled in a weight reduction program for a reasonable time . If you fail , lap band is one the procedure , relatively safe , and it is removable ( reversible ) . You have to discuss with your surgeon the risks , like any procedure it has , of course you know the benefits if you follow the required regime ...Read more