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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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Why would you choose a stomach stapling over a lap-band surgery?

Why would you choose a stomach stapling over a lap-band surgery?

Wt loss, diabetes : You should consider all options (band bypass and sleeve). Factors include: amount of weight loss, diabetes , gastric reflux, and emotional issues. You can see a video on this comparison. http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=8et4wd43mgo. In general, more weight loss, better resolution of diabetes and reflux with the sleeve and bypass over the band. ...Read more

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I want to lose weight , is gastric band right choice for me , I have try weight watcher it work for a while and then I couldn't afford it and I gain 3?

I want to lose weight , is gastric band right choice for me , I have try weight watcher it work for a while and then I couldn't afford it and I gain 3?

Only you can say: I used to practice Bariatric surgery and this was one if the hardest topics to educate patients on. First the question to ask is whether or not you need weight loss surgery. A BMI over 40 or over 35 with medical problems such as diabetes, HTN, or sleep apnea to name a few. The specific choice of operation cannot be done justice in this format. The Lap Band operation is the least effective option. ...Read more

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Is a mini tummy tuck a better option for reducing abdominal fat than liposuction? I don't think I am obese but i definitely have the proverbial "spare tire" around my waist. I wanted to know whether liposuction or a mini tummy tuck would be best for someo

Is a mini tummy tuck a better option for reducing abdominal fat than liposuction? I don't think I am obese but i definitely have the proverbial "spare tire" around my waist. I wanted to know whether liposuction or a mini tummy tuck would be best for someo

Tummy tuck options: The best answer for you would require a personal consultation with a plastic surgeon experienced in all of the procedures. Liposuction is not a good idea if there is skin laxity, and the decision of a mini vs a full tummy tuck is not usually one you can determine on your own. ...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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Im a MS patient and i want to have the lap band procedure done. Is this possible?

Im a MS patient and i want to have the lap band procedure done. Is this possible?

Sure, it's OK: However, make certain that your levels of vitamins d and b-12 are adequate, and that you are not in midst of relapse. If you take oral meds, either Gilenya (fingolimod) or aubagio, you may find it tough to ingest immediately post-op. However, there is truly no contra-indication for surgery in a stable ms patient, and good general health is often a major benefit. ...Read more

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I had a c.Section done 2yrs ago yes i want more kids & i want a tummy tuck does it make a difference if i get preggo now & a tummy tuck a year after?

I had a c.Section done 2yrs ago yes i want more kids & i want a tummy tuck does it make a difference if i get preggo now & a tummy tuck a year after?

Timing helps: Having your kids first, all of them, before such a cosmetic procedure is a wise consideration.The plan you list will allow you time to shed some pregnancy weight and obtain an outcome you are more likely to be happy with. ...Read more

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Had a c-sec 12wks ago would it be okay to workout with weights (10lbs) my baby weighs 15 lbs. I don't want to get a hernia or my incision to open?

Had a c-sec 12wks ago would it be okay to workout with weights (10lbs) my baby weighs 15 lbs. I don't want to get a hernia or my incision to open?

OK: In most cases 12 weeks should be a sufficient amount of time to wait. If you had any difficulty with wound healing (like an infection), or if you take prednisone-type steroids for any reason, these might merit checking with your OB first before working out. ...Read more

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I need help. I tried every diet but didn't work, now i want to choose between gastric band and liposuction. Which one is better and why (pro and cons)?

I need help. I tried every diet but didn't work, now i want to choose between gastric band and liposuction. Which one is better and why (pro and cons)?

Depending on the : amount of weight you want to lose will influence your choice. Liposuction is really designed for patients close to their ideal weight, but can't get off the fatty tissue after diet and exercise. If you have lipo and gain weight the fatty tissue will enlarge in other areas. gastric bypass is for patients with obesity that don't respond to diet and exercise. Hope that helps ...Read more

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I am 19 245 lbs 5'7 BMI: 38 I was wondering what your opinion is on the lap band surgery. Is it wise for me to get it with my age?

 I am 19 245 lbs 5'7 BMI: 38 I was wondering what your opinion is on the lap band surgery. Is it wise for me to get it with my age?

Not the band: While there is no formal consensus on weight loss procedures, the Lao band is falling out of favor. See a weight loss surgeon for opinions best suited for you. Just make sure they are part of a program that involves nutrition, medical evaluations, etc. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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For what reason would any surgeon choose a stomach stapling over a lap-band surgery?

For what reason would any surgeon choose a stomach stapling over a lap-band surgery?

Indications: Lap-band is for a complaint moderately obese person , is reversible , who will change the life style , will not gain weight again after removal , reverse will be for gastric stapling , profiles are evaluated during the preparation by the team. ...Read more

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I've had gastric bypass and now need to have a hysterectomy. Should I ask or consider a tummy tuck at the same time?

I've had gastric bypass and now need to have a hysterectomy. Should I ask or consider a tummy tuck at the same time?

Yes: You should definitely inquire about having the procedures done concurrently as long as there is no unusual risk involved. This will allow you one recovery time rather than spread over two surgeries. If you don't know a plastic surgeon, have your gynecologist recommend one. ...Read more

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How much is a mini tummy tuck? I really want to get a mini tummy tuck, but am not sure i can afford it. What is the average cost? .

How much is a mini tummy tuck? I really want to get a mini tummy tuck, but am not sure i can afford it. What is the average cost?

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Cost of Tummy Tuck: Each office / surgeon differs with how pricing is determined depending on if surgery is performed in an office setting vs. Hospital setting, surgeons experience, nurse anesthetist vs. Md., etc. I have pricing ranges on my website and i believe others do as well. Ultimately, pricing will depend on your physical examination and exactly what needs to be performed and who performs your surgery. ...Read more

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How much would a limb reconstruction cost? I'm about 5'6/5'7, I want to take a good three inches off. And! Would I be put to sleep? Healing pain?

How much would a limb reconstruction cost? I'm about 5'6/5'7, I want to take a good three inches off. And! Would I be put to sleep? Healing pain?

You must be kidding!: They would would only do this without anesthesia in Syria if you insult the Prophet!! You might want to move in with a lot of Swedes and decide your height is just fine. ...Read more

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Is it allowed for a teenager to get the lap band or gastric bypass surgery?

Is it allowed for a teenager to get the lap band or gastric bypass surgery?

Teen: Waiting until 18 would be ideal but 16 ; 17 year olds can have surgery but should only do so at an adolescent weight loss surgery program and after extensive evaluation. This includes the usual evaluations by the surgeon, dietician, ; social worker, plus a pediatric endocrinologist, pediatrician, and x-rays of their growth plates to prove physiologic maturity. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my dr wants to do a panniulectomy instead of a tummy tuck on me, anyone seen the difference?

Should i be concerned if my dr wants to do a panniulectomy instead of a tummy tuck on me, anyone seen the difference?

Very Different...: The operations are very different. Tummy tuck operation typically involves excision of excess skin/adipose tissue, re approximation of abdominal wall muscles that may have spread with weight gain/loss or pregnancy, and sometimes liposuctioning. Panniculectomy, on the hand, involves ONLY removal of excess skin/adipose tissue of the lower abdominal wall; much less of an aesthetic outcome... ...Read more

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I am 25 years. I weigh 224 an I am thinking about doing a gastric bypass to lose weight. Do u think that's a good choice for me?

I am 25 years. I weigh 224 an I am thinking about doing a gastric bypass to lose weight. Do u think that's a good choice for me?

Gastric bypass: That depends on your height. If you are 5'3" and have no medical problems, you would qualify. If you are 5'7" and have medical problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, asthma, gerd, etc., you would also still qualify. It is all dependent on your body mass index (bmi). You need a bmi greater than 40 if healthy, or greater than 35 if you have medical problems. ...Read more

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