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Doctor insights on: O Band Vs Lap Band

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How do you qualify to get a lap band?

How do you qualify to get a lap band?

Insurance issue: Every insurance is different and has different criteria. See a surgeon who does them and their office staff will help you through the process. ...Read more

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What are the dangers with the. Lap Band ?

What are the dangers with the. Lap Band ?

Depends. : Short term complication rates are very low. The most common being bleeding or wound infection. Long-term complications however are more common. The major complications are a slip or an erosion. Both requiring reoperation. ...Read more

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What is the symptom of lap band slippage?

Vomiting: A slip can occur in 1-2%. Usually causes sudden nausea and vomiting. The doctor usually removes the fluid and some small slips will go back into place. Big slips will likely need surgery. Often the band can be salvaged. The re-slip rate is about 50%. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a lap band slipping?

What are the chances of a lap band slipping?

'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 more

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Which is better: a lap band or a realize band?

You be the judge: This article should answer all your questions: http://www.wlshelp.com/lap-band-vs-realize-band.html ...Read more

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What are some of the problems after the lap band?

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

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What are things I should know about the lap band?

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

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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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