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Lap Band Candidates How Much Overweight To Be Considered
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Why won't the doctors i see recommend me for the lap band? I'm 5'5 and weigh 200 pounds, i know my BMI is not at the morbidly obesed rate, but I am overweight and have depression. I've had depression for 6 years now that started when my little sister pass
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
'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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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