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I want a revision to my lap band is dudenal switch a good wls ?

I want a revision to my lap band is dudenal switch a good wls ?

Much bigger deal: Lap bands are relatively simple, easy to perform, and to remove. They don't have as good a success rate as other ops, neither durarion of success, or amount of wt loss. Gastric bypass, roux en y more common "permanent" surgery. Duodenal switch is major reworking of plumbing; gives greater wt loss, longer, but more complicated and more problems with nutrient deficiencies. Talk with your doc. ...Read more

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Is lap-band surgery a good option for someone looking for weight loss?

Is lap-band surgery a good option for someone looking for weight loss?

Lap band: It can be. On the other hand, it may also be a bad option for you. Different operations suit different patients, and you need to consult with a qualified weight loss surgeon to determine which operation would be best for you. ...Read more

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Do you think it's a good idea to have gallbladder surgery and lap band surgery at the same time?

Do you think it's a good idea to have gallbladder surgery and lap band surgery at the same time?

Probably: Since the procedures are done endoscopically you can safely do both at the same time to cut back on recovery time. ...Read more

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I have had lap band, and have been thinking of having a revision?

I have had lap band, and have been thinking of  having a revision?

Talk 2 surgeon...: You should go back to your surgeon and talk with them. Usually, people have to convert from a lap band to another type of operation that not only affects how much you eat (restrictive) but also an operation that affects how you absorb your food (malabsorptive). As you might imagine that's a big step, and most surgeons require quite a bit of counseling to determine the right type for you. ...Read more

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If I have an ulcer, will i need lap band revision surgery? I'm nervous about having lap band revision surgery on my stomach. Is this kind of surgery usually successful? Is it any riskier than my original surgery? .

If I have an ulcer, will i need lap band revision surgery? I'm nervous about having lap band revision surgery on my stomach. Is this kind of surgery usually successful? Is it any riskier than my original surgery? 

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Although : Although the situation you describe is unclear, it seems that you may have had a lap band and now found to have an ulcer near the area of the band and that you have been suggested to have this revised. If indeed this is the case, you should consider whether you have taken medications that may have increased the risk for stomach ulceration, such as the use of Aspirin or steroids. It that is not the case and the ulcer is near the vicinity of the lap band, then one should consider whether this is a lap band erosion, which can occur if the reservoir is overfilled, incorrectly placed, or other events, such as prolonged vomiting may have preceded this. As this occurs in about 3-5% of cases, it is not common, but the treatment will require removal of the lap band. In this case, another lap band is not usually recommended, but rather consideration to conversion to another bariatric procedure, such as sleeve gastrectomy, after the ulcer is healed. ...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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What are some of the problems after the lap band?

What are some of the problems after the lap band?

Lap band: Lap band for the most part is a safe procedure. The worst complications but are very rare is a slip and a erosion. Slip is when the band comes out of position and slips down on the stomach causing pain and inability to keep food down and erosion is when the band erodes through the stomach wall and needs to be removed because it causes pain. ...Read more

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I'm considering the lap band. How risky is the procedure?

Quite: There are several complications include band shift, band erosion (where it breaks through the wall of the esophagus/stomach), and pain. This is a very high risk procedure that does not have the same benefits long term of a gastric bypass (roux-en-y) procedure or others. Don't get fooled into thinking it will resolve all of the problems. ...Read more

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