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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?

Depends:surgeon/plan: This will depend o. Several factors including your surgeons preferences and indications for surgery awe well as the provisions of your insurance plan and criteria for predetermination that they have established for your benefits plan. ...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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What is the difference between a lap band and liposuction?

What is the difference between a lap band and liposuction?

Lots: A lap band is a band that is placed around your stomach to limit the size of your stomach, making you feel full sooner. You eat less and thus lose weight. Liposuction is a procedure that removes fat from focal spots (most commonly the abdomen and love handles), but doesn't generally cause much weight loss, just shaping. ...Read more

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How much overweight to qualify for the lap band procedure?

How much overweight  to qualify for the lap band procedure?

80-100 lbs: Depends more with your insurance carrier than anything. Check with a surgeon who does bands. ...Read more

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Is it impossible to maintain weight after lap band removal?

Is it impossible to maintain weight after lap band removal?

Yes: After lap band removal you should continue on a low fat low calorie diet if you are trying to lose weight. The lap band was acting like a belt, making you feel full sooner. Once it is removed, your stomach will have a larger capacity, so you won't feel full as quickly. It is best to see a nutritionist and figure out an optimal calorie diet for continued weight loss ...Read more

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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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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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Opinions on what's bad about losing weight and eating little with lap band?

Lap band: Well, there is nothing bad about losing weight with a lap band as long as you are eating healthy food and don't lose too much weight. You want the band to reduce how much you eat, but you don't want it so tight that you are starving and can only have liquids. ...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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What do you suggest if i'm 41 years old, height is 5 ft 4 inches and weigh 185 lbs. Should i get a lap band?

Criteria for LAP: Your bmi is about 32 which is considered obesity. If you don't have any risk factors than many insurance co. Wouldn't cover it. If you bmi > 35 many insurance co would cover even if you didn't have any risk factors. However diet and exercise must have been tried and failed before you can be considered for the lap. ...Read more