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Doctor insights on: Lap Band Surgery And Thyroid Disease

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I have a colectomy it done over 20 yrs ago ant to get lap band surgery would be safe for me had colectomy done for Crohn's disease and colectomy can I have a lap band surgery even thought I have the colectomy done overr 20 years ago

I have a colectomy it done over 20 yrs ago ant to get lap band surgery would be safe for me had colectomy done for Crohn's  disease  and colectomy can I have a lap band surgery even thought I have the colectomy done overr 20 years ago

Lap band colectomy: Yes, it can be done. I have placed bands in people that have had colectomies. It can be tough because of all the scar tissue, but bands and sleeve gastrectomies can be done. A bypass would be very difficult to do though. ...Read more

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Dr. Terri Washington
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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more


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Can you tell me if i could get the lap band surgery with minimal change disease?

Can you tell me if i could get the lap band surgery with minimal change disease?

Here are some...: This Q has been longstanding with no answering. Despite not an expert in bariatrics, based on my lifelong digestion of medical knowledge coupled with common sense, I could not see any interaction between both through uneventful lap band surgery since minimal change disease denotes the usually uneventful kidney changes from various reasons. More? Ask your doctor straight, not circuitous timely. ...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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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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Who will pay for lap-band surgery or the dr who will perform it?

Who will pay for lap-band surgery or the dr who will perform it?

Usually insurance : Most insurances now pay for bariatric surgery including medicare. Check with your insurance provider to see if it is a covered benefit. Or most surgeons offer self pay for the surgeries as well. ...Read more

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Is a lap band surgery required if I have a high hba1c reading?

Is a lap band surgery required if I have a high hba1c reading?

No: A lap band is surgery to restrict the stomach to facilitate weight loss. A high hga1c is a sign of poorly controlled blood sugars indicating you have diabetes. A lap band is not required. What is required is taking care of the diabetes so you dont have complications from the diabetes. Weight loss will help your blood suagr and diabetes but it should not be viewed as a cure. ...Read more

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Had lap band surgery. Why low blood sugar results?

Had lap band surgery. Why low blood sugar results?

Check meds: If you are taking diabetic meds they need to be dosed by a physician. Otherwise low blood sugar isn't a bad thing as long as its more than 45. My sugar is steady at 48-50. ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more