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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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Body Mass Index (Definition)

Body mass index (BMI) is a measurement based on a person's height and weight, to decide if a person is too heavy or too light for his height. The index is a number that can be in the underweight range, normal range, overweight range, or obese range. Children use different number ranges than adults do, ...Read more


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I'm 5'8" and 220 lbs (34% BF). I heard you have to be over 40 BMI for lap band surgery. Is that an inflexible rule? Am I big enough?

I'm 5'8" and 220 lbs (34% BF). I heard you have to be over 40 BMI for lap band surgery. Is that an inflexible rule? Am I big enough?

Based on BMI: Whether or not to perform perform a bariatric procedure is based on your BMI and your comorbidities, not % body fat. Lap bands are beginning to fall out of favor due to complications associated with them and a failure for long-term weight loss. Typically insurance will not cover bariatric procedures unless your BMI is over 40 or over 35 with comorbidities. Your BMI is 33.4 ...Read more

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For what kind of person would lap-band surgery by appropriate? #nqlu are there any specific weight limits/bmi that it is ideal for?

For what kind of person would lap-band surgery by appropriate? #nqlu are there any specific weight limits/bmi that it is ideal for?

Lap band: That's tough to answer because we haven't figured it out exactly and failure rates are still high for lap bands. It is thought that bands are good for people with bmi under 50, volume eaters, active people who exercise, younger people (under 60). Not good for sweet eaters, super obese (bmi over 50), people with severe diabetes, heartburn/reflux. Bypass is better for these people. ...Read more

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What are the dangers with the. Lap Band ?

What are the dangers with the. Lap Band ?

Depends. : Short term complication rates are very low. The most common being bleeding or wound infection. Long-term complications however are more common. The major complications are a slip or an erosion. Both requiring reoperation. ...Read more

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What is the symptom of lap band slippage?

What is the symptom of lap band slippage?

Vomiting: A slip can occur in 1-2%. Usually causes sudden nausea and vomiting. The doctor usually removes the fluid and some small slips will go back into place. Big slips will likely need surgery. Often the band can be salvaged. The re-slip rate is about 50%. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a lap band slipping?

What are the chances of a lap band slipping?

'2%--18%' on Website: Lap band slippage occurs when the lower part of the stomach “slips” through the band, creating a bigger pouch above the band. Either removing fluid (from the lap band) or surgical repositioning is required to repair band slippage. Symptoms include vomiting and reflux, and it is diagnosed by drinking a dye and using x-ray to observe it. See http://www.Bariatric-surgery-source.Com/lap-band-problems. ...Read more

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Is lap band surgery safe?

Yes: Lap band surgery is a safe alternative to gastric bypass for weight loss. ...Read more

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How much does lap band surgery cost?

10k plus: If your insurance doesn't cover it you can get it for 10k but you will need to get blis insurance for warranty and buy adjustments. ...Read more

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Can insurance cover lap band surgery?

Can insurance cover lap band surgery?

Depends: It depends on the insurance company and the physician and hospital it would be performed at. ...Read more

Bmi (Definition)

Bmi or body mass index is how we define if a person is under or overweight. It is calculated my taking your height in meters and dividing it by your weight in kilograms squared. Or using a bmi calculator. A normal weight is a bmi between 18-25. Obese is a ...Read more