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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. Jan Lei Iwata
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Thalassemia is a type of hemoglobinopathy. It is inherited from one or both of your parents. There are many kind of thalassemia. Most causes anemia (low red blood cell count). Anemia couod be severe requiring blood. Taking iron does not cure the disease. Thalassemia is common in people living in the mediteranian countries, africa, middle east, india, and sotheastern asia such ...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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Can lap band surgery cause vagus nerve damage?

Can lap band surgery cause vagus nerve damage?

Potentially: Any surgery to the stomach can potentially injure the vagus nerve, as it enervates the stomach. ...Read more

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What is the price of gastric bypass or lap-band surgery?

What is the price of gastric bypass or lap-band 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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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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Why would you choose a stomach stapling over a lap-band surgery?

Why would you choose a stomach stapling over a lap-band surgery?

Many factors: There are many factors that go into choosing the appropriate bariatric procedure for you. Such as dietary habits, if you are a sweet eater then a band might not be a good option. Do you have lots of comorbidities, diabetes, high blood pressure, etc. If so then bypass or sleeve may be a better choice. Also how overweight are you? If you need to lose a lot of weight then band may be less favorable. ...Read more

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Is gastric bypass/lap band surgery elective since they should just stop eating?

Is gastric bypass/lap band surgery elective since they should just stop eating?

Bypass ; band: It is elective surgery because it isn't emergency surgery. It has nothing to do with the fact that an obese person may eat too much. ...Read more

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What are the common resources for finding help with gastric bypass and/ or lap band surgery?

What are the common resources for finding help with gastric bypass and/ or lap band surgery?

Seminar: You should contact the weight loss centers in your area. Most have seminars that discuss the procedures performed there. Check their credentials and those of the center, then ask around. ...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

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How much does a lap-band surgery usually cost?

Ask for the details: When they quote you a price you have to make sure what it includes. The main costs are the hospital, anesthesia fees and surgeon fees. The lap band is usually done on an outpatient basis but some people have to stay one night in the hospital. You need to ask upfront if the price quoted include a possible overnight stay. At our hospital the price for a lap band is $10500, all included. ...Read more

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How to know if i qualify for lap band surgery?

How to know if i qualify for lap band surgery?

Not first option: See your doctor will refer you to weight loss centre near you , after work up first will try non operative medical measures ; treatments , if you really want to loose weight and work with them you will , if your fail then prepare you for right surgery for you. Best benefits are obtained by following the protocol of that institute ...Read more

Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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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