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After lap band weightloss, will you need to have surgery to get rid of the excess skin?

After lap band weightloss, will you need to have surgery to get rid of the excess skin?

Depends: Younger, non-smokers with healthy skin may bounce back better and not show as much sagging. Older patients with less elasticity in their skin may not respond as well and sag. Exercising to build some muscle to replace the fat may help some. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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When acid and peptic juices reflux into the esophagus, one might have the sensation of burning or pain under the breast bone. It can radiate up to the throat and down to the region of the solar plexus. Some may describe it as bad 'indigestion' and others may feel like they are ...Read more


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Are the list of restrictions during recovery for a body lift similar to lap band recovery? I want to have a body lift to get rid of the excess fat in my inner thigh area. When i had my lap band procedure done, i was given a list of restrictions that i nee

Are the list of restrictions during recovery for a body lift similar to lap band recovery? I want to have a body lift to get rid of the excess fat in my inner thigh area. When i had my lap band procedure done, i was given a list of restrictions that i nee

Recovery bodylift: Thanks for your inquiry. Your activity restrictions from a body lift are very different from the restrictions of a lap band surgery. You will be unable to stand straight for almost two weeks, sleep in a seated position for two weeks, no heavy lifting for up to six weeks if you have a muscle repair and no showering till your drains come out. ...Read more

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I have had heartburn for 3 days, what can cause this? Can the lapband cause it? And how can I get rid of it?

I have had heartburn for 3 days, what can cause this? Can the lapband cause it? And how can I get rid of it?

Take fluid out band: It is not uncommon for the band to cause reflux if it is to tight. The simplist thing to do is remove some of the fluid and the symptoms should resolve immediately. It is less likely that this is a heart attack or an aneurysm unless you have a history of these problems. If removing fluid doesn't solve the problem than more extensive and expensive testing can be performed. Call your band surgeon. ...Read more

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How do u get rid of a golf ball size hematoma in your abdominal wall after lap band removal on 5/15/13? Or should I be drained?(frustrated w surgeon)

How do u get rid of a golf ball size hematoma in your abdominal wall after lap band removal on 5/15/13? Or should I be drained?(frustrated w surgeon)

Hematomas resolve: Alternating heat and cold therapy helps break up clot and helps the body dissolve the blood. Reabsorption will just take time. If the area is painful or otherwise bothersome, like it interferes with daily activity, it may need to be aspirated or drained. Redness and swelling may occur if it becomes infected. Infection can be started just by sticking a needle into it, so, if no symptoms - wait. ...Read more

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What are some things that could prevent me from getting the lap band?

Insurance : Requirements by most insurance companies are weight, health conditions related to obesity. Get an appointment with a lap-band surgeon to help you through the process. ...Read more

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Can having a hiatal hernia prevent one from getting a lap-band?

Can having a hiatal hernia prevent one from getting a lap-band?

No: Hiatal hernias do not preclude placement of the lap-band. The band itself can help relieve the symptoms of gerd (reflux). Rarely, a large hiatal hernia will be repaired at the same time as band placement. ...Read more

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How do you qualify to get a lap band?

How do you qualify to get a lap band?

Insurance issue: Every insurance is different and has different criteria. See a surgeon who does them and their office staff will help you through the process. ...Read more

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Can i get lap band surgery with abdominal mesh in place?

Can i get lap band surgery with abdominal mesh in place?

Yes but ...: make sure you discuss that with your surgeon. It helps to have the operative records from previous surgeries as well. It also depends on how long ago that surgery was and if there were any complications. It most likely won't be an issue, but it is something to discuss with your surgeon in advance and to understand any potential risks. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long does it take to get approved by emblem health EPO for lap band surgery?

How long does it take to get approved by emblem health EPO for lap band surgery?

Insurance : Insurance authorizations can be done in as little as a few days. However, some insurance companies require the patient to complete 3 to 6 months of medically supervised weight loss. ...Read more

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Dr. Angelina Postoev
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