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Signs Of Anastomotic Stricture After Lap Gastric Bypass
What is the difference between gastric bypass and a lap-band? What are some of the dangers? I need to describe 2 dangers of gastric bypass and lap-band procedure but i thought they were one in the same
Gastric : Gastric bypass surgery is a more invasive surgical procedure, has a stapling of the stomach to reduce its size, and has a new connection of the small intestine to the new smaller stomach remnant. The risks with this surgery would be low risk of bleeding, some risk of infection or leakage from the new intestinal connection, and some risk of adhesions causing intestinal blockage later. A lap-band is a shorter surgical procedure where an inflatable band is placed around the upper stomach, shrinking the size of the stomach. There is no stomach stapling or new intestinal connection performed. The risks of this surgery can be slippage of the band so the band does not work correctly, erosion of the band through the full lining of the stomach, low risk of infection, and risk that the band does not work well and not enough weight loss occurs. Both surgical procedures can result in some food intolerance, vomiting, pain, and possibly too much or too little weight loss. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Operations: In terms of ultimate weight loss, the bypass would be #1 followed closely by sleeve. The band would be a distant third. For fixing problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, the ranking is the same. Sleeves are a good option for someone without diabetes or heartburn. If you have those problems or have a bmi over 50, the bypass is a better option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi doctors, was just wondering what is better gastric bypass or lap band? Which yields better long term results?
Bypass vs band: The gastric bypass is the gold standard for weight loss operations and results in the greatest amount of long term weight loss. The lap band is still a good operation, but it's results are variable and less consistent. Because of this, the lap band has become far less popular in the past few years. ...Read more
I had my lap out april.17 th 2012 band erroted developed hernia had the repair done feb.4 how long I should wait for the gastric bypass?
Consult with surgeon: Depends on your status. Do you still have a bariatric issue? At minimum, waiting 3 to 6 months after your ventral hernia repair is recommended. Okay to talk to your surgery team and your regular doc about the bariatric issue. Stay on diet in the meantime. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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