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Doctor insights on: Lap Band Candidates How Much Overweight To Be Considered

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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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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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I watch what i eat, but I am 107 pounds overweight. I heard about the lap band. Can you tell me more about it?

I am not a fan : The lap band requires a very dedicated diet adherence along with a stricter exercise program compared to some of the other procedures. The gastric sleeve is an excellent, middle of the road option, but no matter what procedure you select, diet and exercise are mandatory to lose weight. Get counseling before you go ahead with any surgical option. ...Read more

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I have a hiatal hernia. The pain under my rib sometimes is a 10 and times like these only when I cough. Im overweight and getting lap band in a month.

I have a hiatal hernia. The pain under my rib sometimes is a 10 and times like these only when I cough. Im overweight and getting lap band in a month.

What is ?: You have no specific questions but If I guess you wonder what is causing your pain Maybe several things but may be related to what you eat, the hiatal hernia is worsened by being overweight or wearing tight clothes. REduce any caffeine , tobacco and alcohol. ASk you doctor if you need any meds. BEst wishes. ...Read more

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Can a person have gastric bypass or a lap band if they have had a nissen fundoplication? I am just curious if I am a candidate

Can a person have gastric bypass or a lap band if they have had a nissen fundoplication? I am just curious if I am a candidate

Technically, : Technically, yes, you can have bariatric surgery after a nissen fundoplication. A previous nissen fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) will make bariatric surgery more difficult and put you at higher risk for certain complications such as stomach injury and leak. A gastric bypass would be the most effective procedure that would also treat gerd. If you are pursuing bariatric surgery, you should let your surgeon know up front that you have had this type of procedure and make sure they would be willing to do your surgery. ...Read more

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How much does lap band surgery cost?

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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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?

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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