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Dr. Leon Katz Dr. Katz
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Is lap band weight loss surgery safe?

Dr. Leon Katz Dr. Katz
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Is lap band weight loss surgery safe?

Yes it is: Please keep in mind that in addition to the laparoscopic band, the sleeve gastrectomy represents a good alternative option. They have been doing the band in europe since 1992 and by early 2000's many bands were being removed due to long term complications. Please so your homework and discuss the sleeve with your surgeon, it doesn't mean it is the best option for you but at least learn about it. ...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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Whats the difference between lap banding, gastric banding, band over bypass?

Whats the difference between lap banding, gastric banding, band over bypass?

Lap = gastric: Lap band and gastric band are the same. Band over bypass is done when some doctors place the band around the gastric pouch after a gastric bypass. Our group has stopped offering band over bypass due to high rate of erosion and the fact that the bans can't be placed between the pouch and the small intestine. ...Read more

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How are lap band and gastric bypass surgery different?

How are lap band and gastric bypass surgery different?

Malabsorption: The lap band is a device placed to make the stomach seem smaller thus allowing you to eat less and feel satisfied. With the bypass, a surgeon creates a smaller stomach by cutting which has a similar effect. Additionally, the intestines are cut and rerouted so that the upper segment is "bypassed". This decreases the absorption of food which leads to faster and relatively easier weight loss. ...Read more

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Which is better gastric sleeve or lap band?

Which is better gastric sleeve or lap band?

Sleeve: In most recent studies the sleeve has shown better weight loss and resolution of other illnesses such as diabetes. Keep in mind however that the sleeve is not reversible. The choice of the right operation is made by you in discussion with your surgeon. Great question. ...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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What's the difference between gastric bypass and lap band?

What's the difference between gastric bypass and lap band?

Lots: Bypass involves cutting the stomach and re arranging the guts. A band is simply put around the stomach. See a weight loss surgeon for details and diagrams as well as risks and benefits. ...Read more

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What are the normal. Costs for lap band vs. Gastric bypass surgeries?

What are the normal. Costs for lap band vs. Gastric bypass surgeries?

Hospital accountant: The hospital accountant office were the surgery would be performed can inform you of the approximate cost for each procedure. Cost will vary by hospital and country. ...Read more

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Can a 15 year-old teen who has diabetes and is 50 pounds overweight get the lap band or gastric bypass?

Can a 15 year-old teen who has diabetes and is 50 pounds overweight get the lap band or gastric bypass?

See below: This will probably not be offered at the age of 15. What should be encouraged is a serious attempt at weight loss, if needed this can be done in an inpatient setting. The diabetes will probably minimize once the weight is brought under control. Parents can help by removing unhealthy food options from the home. ...Read more

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Is lap band surgery safe?

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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Which was generally more successful in 2013: the lap band or gastric sleeve?

Sleeve - any year: However, which weight loss operation you have is an individual decision. Weigh the pro's and con's of each procedure, and choose what seems the best fit for you, based on eating habits, BMI, medical problems, etc. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Main difference (recovery wise, etc) between getting lap band and gastric bypass surgery?

Main difference (recovery wise, etc) between getting lap band and gastric bypass surgery?

A couple weeks: Recovery following laparoscopic banding or bypass is often less than 2 weeks. You won't be 100%, but should be able to return to a desk job in this time. For manual labor, recovery will be longer. There are many other differences which can't be fully covered in this format. I would recommend looking for a free seminar in your area to further investigate this. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a sleeve gastrectomy and lap band surgery?

What is the difference between a sleeve gastrectomy and lap band surgery?

Sleeve is better IMO: Lap band entails putting a silicone ring that is slowly inflated to cinch up the top of the stomach so you can't eat as much. It doesn't have as great weight loss as the sleeve, and often has problems like nausea/pain, migration/slippage/erosion. The sleeve has better weight loss, more durable, and also improves the metabolic problems assoc w/obesity like diabetes. See a surgeon for more info! ...Read more

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What's the primary difference between gastric bypass and lap band?

What's the primary difference between gastric bypass and lap band?

Main difference: Is that bypass is a bigger operation that redirects the food passage from the stomach to small intestine; whereas lap band is a relatively simpler operation that restricts the stomach volume that can accommodate food. ...Read more

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Do gastric sleeve or gastric bypass work better for losing weight?

Both similar: The sleeve and bypass work in almost all patients. Our experience is to expect about an 80% excess body weight loss with the bypass and 70% with the sleeve. So if you weigh 250 and you are supposed to weigh 150, then you have an excess weight of 100 lbs. Most patients make their decision based on side effects or risks. Both are great. ...Read more

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Docs, could a teen get the lap band or gastric bypass?

Docs, could a teen get the lap band or gastric bypass?

Yes: Currently, the most widely performed procedures in adolescents are the roux-en-Y gastric bypass and the adjustable gastric band. Sleeve gastrectomy has also been increasingly performed in adolescents. ...Read more

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Which is the most effective: lap band, gastric bypass or gastric sleeve?

Which is the most effective: lap band, gastric bypass or gastric sleeve?

Operations: In terms of ultimate weight loss, the bypass would be #1 followed closely by sleeve. The band would be a distant third. For fixing problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, the ranking is the same. Sleeves are a good option for someone without diabetes or heartburn. If you have those problems or have a bmi over 50, the bypass is a better option. ...Read more

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Is gastric band/stomach stapling a good method for losing weight?

Is gastric band/stomach stapling a good method for losing weight?

Depends on you: Although surgery is often necessary for significant weight loss it also takes a patient willing to work hard also. Avoiding high calorie foods is also necessary. You can drink wendy's frostiness all day and still gain weight. ...Read more

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I'm torn between having a tummy tuck versus the gastric sleeve. Which one will be more beneficial. I weight around 190lbs and 4'11.

Not equivalent: A gastric sleeve is performed to help curb your appetite and help you lose weight. A tummy tuck is ideally performed on someone who has obtained their ideal weight and has redundant skin and/or a rectus diastasis. ...Read more

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What type of specialist handles lap band surgery?

Dr. Timothy Wu Dr. Wu
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What type of specialist handles lap band surgery?

General Surgeon.: General surgeons perform the surgery to place the lap band. Some of these general surgeons have undergone fellowship training (1 year) in bariatric surgery to learn these techniques as well as other types of weight loss operations (gastric bypass, duodenal switch, etc.). There is no separate board certification process outside of that for general surgeons through the american board of surgery. ...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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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