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Doctor insights on: What Are The Requirements For Lap Band Surgery

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Is lap band surgery safe?

Is lap band surgery safe?

Yes: Lap band surgery is a safe alternative to gastric bypass for weight loss. ...Read more

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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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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 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

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Please describe the down side to lap band surgery?

Please describe the down side to lap band surgery?

Lap band: Slower weight loss, lower total weight loss, high failure rate, 20-30% lifetime re operation rate, it can cause reflux (the gastric bypass cures this), it can cause esophageal dysmotility, the band can slip/prolapse, the band can erode or cut into the stomach, the band can leak, the port can flip. It is however, the safest weight loss operation, and it is reversible. ...Read more

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How many people get a lap band surgery every year?

How many people get a lap band surgery every year?

Who cares?: The popularity of a procedure doesn't mean it's the right procedure for you. Your choice should be made by you and your bariatric surgeon based on many factors. So have a consult with a Bariatric Surgeon recommended by your PCP ...Read more

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Has anyone had the lap band surgery ? What can I expect?

Has anyone had the lap band surgery ? What can I expect?

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