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Lap Band Problems
Lap band has created many problems for the past three years and i need to remove it. Want to know the possible removal complications due to surgery. ?
Lap band: Lap band for the most part is a safe procedure. The worst complications but are very rare is a slip and a erosion. Slip is when the band comes out of position and slips down on the stomach causing pain and inability to keep food down and erosion is when the band erodes through the stomach wall and needs to be removed because it causes pain. ...Read more
'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
First you know: Why you are getting one , and tried all non operative alternatives , enrolled in a weight reduction program for a reasonable time . If you fail , lap band is one the procedure , relatively safe , and it is removable ( reversible ) . You have to discuss with your surgeon the risks , like any procedure it has , of course you know the benefits if you follow the required regime ...Read more