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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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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

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Is laparoscopic nissen fundoplication similar to lap band?

Is laparoscopic nissen fundoplication similar to lap band?

No: A lap band is a device that wraps around the top of your stomach used to treat obesity. A fundoplication wraps the top of your stomach around itself to treat reflux. ...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?

Band over bypass: Band over bypass is quite safe, and we have done a number. I have not seen an erosion, nor is there literature to support that. ...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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O band or bypass surgery?

O band or bypass surgery?

Depends: There are several facets of the puzzle that go into this decision. You and your physician need to sit down and decide which is in your best interest. ...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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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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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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How big/long is the surgical scar from the lap band or gastric banding surgery?

How big/long is the surgical scar from the lap band or gastric banding surgery?

1-2 inches and 1/3 : Laparoscopic scars - 3 will be 1/4 to 1/2 inch and one will be 1-2 inches. Although we have done single incision with 2 inch. ...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 you have lap band surgery with Barrets esophagus??????

Can you have lap band surgery with Barrets esophagus??????

Lap Band Surgery: that is a question best left to the surgeon who would be preforming the surgery. As esophageal strictures to my understanding are one of the complications of lap band, I would suspect this is a relative contraindication. ...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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Can I have lap band surgery right after hernia repair?

Can I have lap band surgery right after hernia repair?

Depends : Well, it depends where the hernia is, and type of hernia and type of repair. ...Read more

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What type of specialist handles lap band surgery?

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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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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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Woud you please discuss the costs for lap band vs. Gastric bypass surgery?

Cost of bypass: That varies tremendously. If you have great insurance, it could cost you nothing. If you paid cash for a bypass at a hospital, it can cost you upwards of $30, 000. The average cash price for a band is close to $20, 000 but there are chop shops that will do it for as little as $13, 000 (and even less in mexico). I would not bargain shop. I have seen a lot of complications from these bargain places. ...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 are common complications with a gastric sleeve or a lap band?

Eating problems: With an experienced surgeon, complications from both procedures should be very low, probably less than 2%. Most problems I see arise from patients eating incorrectly. Eating to large of a bite, too fast or not chewing well can lead to nausea,vomiting,reflux & discomfort. This can also happen if a patient's band is filled too tight. Make sure you follow your surgeon's recommended eating guidelines ...Read more