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Doctor insights on: Lap Band Removal Surgery

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Can surgery (removal of lap band) interfere with your monthly cycle?

Can surgery (removal of lap band) interfere with your monthly cycle?

Yes: Surgery or any other trauma can modify you cycle. If it goes on for more then one or two cycles see your doctor. ...Read more

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How do you avoid scar tissue building up after an abdominal surgery/lap band removal?

No good way: Doctors have tried for years to discover a way to prevent adhesions (scar tissue) in the abdomen because there can be many long term problems from them. There is no magic bullet. The main goal is for the operating surgeon to minimize trauma to the tissues, avoid inflammation, etc. Still, the majority of adhesions will not cause problems. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc2672996/. ...Read more

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What causes a hernia in a female after abdominal surgery (lap band removal)? Incision is four steri strips long

What causes a hernia in a female after abdominal surgery (lap band removal)? Incision is four steri strips long

Many factors: There are many factors that contribute to hernia formation after an operation, including a genetic predisposition, suturing technique, obesity, post-op activity level, immune system suppression, and infection to name a few. Hope you don't get a hernia. ...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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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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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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When should someone get lap band surgery?

When should someone get lap band surgery?

Hope for never: First reduce your weight to optimal levels by discipline reducing caloric intake with healthy food , regular exercises when failed only you need one of the accepted procedure . Speak to your family doctor first . ...Read more