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Is lap band weight loss surgery safe?

Is lap band weight loss surgery safe?

Yes it is: Please keep in mind that in addition to the laparoscopic band, the sleeve gastrectomy represents a good alternative option. They have been doing the band in europe since 1992 and by early 2000's many bands were being removed due to long term complications. Please so your homework and discuss the sleeve with your surgeon, it doesn't mean it is the best option for you but at least learn about it. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Does anyone have any info about the lap band weight loss surgery?

Does anyone have any info about the lap band weight loss surgery?

Lap band: That requires a long answer. Look at these sites. http://www.realize.com/adjustable-gastric-band-surgery-information.htm http://www.Lapband.Com/ http://www.Obesityhelp.Com www.Lapbandtalk.Com. ...Read more

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What is the lap band procedure and how it works but is weight loss certain after surgery?

What is the lap band procedure and how it works but is weight loss certain after surgery?

Lap band: Weight loss is not guaranteed after any of the weight loss operations. However, the gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy have significantly higher success rates than the lap band. The lap band is still a good operation, but it's something you need to be aware of. You can read about the procedures at http://www.Realize.Com. ...Read more

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Is lap-band surgery a good option for someone looking for weight loss?

Is lap-band surgery a good option for someone looking for weight loss?

Lap band: It can be. On the other hand, it may also be a bad option for you. Different operations suit different patients, and you need to consult with a qualified weight loss surgeon to determine which operation would be best for you. ...Read more

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Opinions on what's bad about losing weight and eating little with lap band?

Lap band: Well, there is nothing bad about losing weight with a lap band as long as you are eating healthy food and don't lose too much weight. You want the band to reduce how much you eat, but you don't want it so tight that you are starving and can only have liquids. ...Read more

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What should a bariatric patient do to lose weight again and regain control of the weight situation? I received a lap band on october 26 of 2007 and have gained 23 pounds. I like to run up and down the three flights in the house, work in the yard when poss

What should a bariatric patient do to lose weight again and regain control of the weight situation? I received a lap band on october 26 of 2007 and have gained 23 pounds. I like to run up and down the three flights in the house, work in the yard when poss

The : The best answer is to reconnect with your bariatric program and surgeon. You may benefit from an adjustment. Start keeping a very honest food diary for 1 month and give it to your nutritionist. You are wise enough to narrow your problem down to sweet addiction. Now just utilize all the excellent resources that are likely available to you as long as you use them. Don't worry about upsetting your surgeon with the weight regain. You are not alone! good luck. ...Read more

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What is the name of the weight loss surgery that is not gastric bypass or lap band?

What is the name of the weight loss surgery that is not gastric bypass or lap band?

Gastric sleeve: Gastric sleeve is newer than lap band and gastric bypass. All these procedures are effective. Best results are with a team and bariatric program before surgery. Okay to visit with local surgeons who perform bariatric surgery. ...Read more

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Is it impossible to maintain weight after lap band removal?

Is it impossible to maintain weight after lap band removal?

Yes: After lap band removal you should continue on a low fat low calorie diet if you are trying to lose weight. The lap band was acting like a belt, making you feel full sooner. Once it is removed, your stomach will have a larger capacity, so you won't feel full as quickly. It is best to see a nutritionist and figure out an optimal calorie diet for continued weight loss ...Read more

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Had lap band 4or 5 years ago had a fill and know its to full a lot of indegistion but if they let some flouid out i stop lousing weight?

Had lap band 4or 5 years ago had a fill and know its to full a lot of indegistion but if they let some flouid out i stop lousing weight?

Indigestion: That is one dilemma you can get into with bands. If you develop reflux, some fluid usually needs to be removed which can affect your ability to lose weight. Now, if you have a hiatal hernia, having surgery to fix that can solve the reflux problem and allow the band to be kept tight. You'll need an UGI and/or egd to see if you have a hiatal hernia. ...Read more

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For what kind of person would lap-band surgery by appropriate? #nqlu are there any specific weight limits/bmi that it is ideal for?

For what kind of person would lap-band surgery by appropriate? #nqlu are there any specific weight limits/bmi that it is ideal for?

Lap band: That's tough to answer because we haven't figured it out exactly and failure rates are still high for lap bands. It is thought that bands are good for people with bmi under 50, volume eaters, active people who exercise, younger people (under 60). Not good for sweet eaters, super obese (bmi over 50), people with severe diabetes, heartburn/reflux. Bypass is better for these people. ...Read more

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Is one of the reasons that bariatric patients regain weight because of they need cosmetic surgery? I got a lap band and it is very difficult to stay out of the kitchen because of the 20 some odd pounds of flesh hanging down. I fight it but I have friends

Is one of the reasons that bariatric patients regain weight because of they need cosmetic surgery? I got a lap band and it is very difficult to stay out of the kitchen because of the 20 some odd pounds of flesh hanging down. I fight it but I have friends

Generally : Generally that is not the reason why people regain weight after having one of the bariatric procedures. The issue of loose skin after bariatric surgery can certainly be a psychologically and physically difficult one. Addressing the loose skin with a plastic surgeon is a smart idea, while turning to food is simply ignoring the issue at hand. Most bariatric patients regain their lost weight because they resume their old lifestyles and stop using the bariatric surgery as a tool, the way it was meant in the first place. Best advise is reconnect with your bariatric surgeon for a follow up, keep a food diary (a really honest one for at least one month) and meet with the nutritionist. This is your best chance at getting back on the "band" wagon. Good luck. ...Read more

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Have had lap band surgery and tummy tuck with breast lift. Starting to gain some weight back can I take an appetite depressant? I am a 49 year old female, married 30 years have 4 children. I have had a lap band surgery 2 1/2 years ago and 16 months ago a

Have had lap band surgery and tummy tuck with breast lift. Starting to gain some weight back can I take an appetite depressant? I am a 49 year old female, married 30 years have 4 children. I have had a lap band surgery 2 1/2 years ago and 16 months ago a

Band: You can take an appetite suppressant but that really isn't the answer. You need to figure out why you are gaining weight. Eating too much food? Eating bad foods? Not exercising? Band too loose? Make sure your band is well adjusted. Maybe you need to see your surgeon. Address all of these issues first before thinking about taking diet pills. ...Read more

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Why do some people need to have their lap band adjusted?

Why do some people need to have their lap band adjusted?

Too tight/too loose: It is adjusted because it may be too tight and cause limited food intake and nausea/vomiting or it may be too loose, allowing patients to eat past their caloric limitations. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a lap band and liposuction?

What is the difference between a lap band and liposuction?

Lots: A lap band is a band that is placed around your stomach to limit the size of your stomach, making you feel full sooner. You eat less and thus lose weight. Liposuction is a procedure that removes fat from focal spots (most commonly the abdomen and love handles), but doesn't generally cause much weight loss, just shaping. ...Read more

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How much overweight to qualify for the lap band procedure?

How much overweight  to qualify for the lap band procedure?

80-100 lbs: Depends more with your insurance carrier than anything. Check with a surgeon who does bands. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my lap band has erosion I really want it out ?

Endoscopy: If you and your physician suspect erosion you should have an upper endoscopy. By placing a camera into your stomach your doctor can see if the band has eroded through you will need to have your band removed and possibly consider other surgical options if necessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more