Top
40
Doctor insights on: What Type Of Specialist Handles Lap Band Surgery

Share
1

1
What type of specialist handles lap band surgery?

What type of specialist handles lap band surgery?

General Surgeon.: General surgeons perform the surgery to place the lap band. Some of these general surgeons have undergone fellowship training (1 year) in bariatric surgery to learn these techniques as well as other types of weight loss operations (gastric bypass, duodenal switch, etc.). There is no separate board certification process outside of that for general surgeons through the american board of surgery. ...Read more

2

2
What type of doctor can determine if I have had vagus nerve damage from lap band surgery?

What type of doctor can determine if I have had vagus nerve damage from lap band surgery?

Special Blood Test: Unfortunately, there is no 100% diagnostic test to confirm vagal nerve injury. Gastric emptying studies are often ordered but are notoriously unreliable. The best test is measurement of pancreatic polypeptide (pp) after Insulin administration. Normal secretion of pp is mediated by the vagus nerve in response to low blood sugar. If the vagus is injured, the pp level remains low after insulin. ...Read more

3

3
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

4

4
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

5

5
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

6

6
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

8

8
Wanted to know if it is okay for me to atleast have a lap band surgery?

Wanted to know if it is okay for me to atleast have a lap band surgery?

Lap band: Can't answer that in such a short space. I spend an hour discussing that with new patients. You need to meet the bmi requirements first. If you do, you may then be a candidate for surgery. If you are, the next question is which operation is best for you. Just because you want a lap band doesn't mean that is the right operation for you. See http://www. Lapband. Com/
http://www. Realize. Com/. ...Read more

9

9
What happens if after lap band surgery bulimia returns?

What happens if after lap band surgery bulimia returns?

Need new surgery.: Sometimes the lap band breaks and if you're eating a lot it won't work.
Lap band surgery is only part of the treatment.
You need to continue to get psychiatric help so your bulimia does not return. ...Read more

10

10
What should I eat right before and after lap band surgery?

What should I eat right before and after lap band surgery?

Lap band: Before surgery, you should try to eat healthy and lose some weight (which will make surgery easier). Also want to do this because it is how you should be eating the rest of your life if you want to keep the weight off. After surgery, you usually start on liquids only and progress to solid food over the course if a month. ...Read more

12

12
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

13

13
Are regular bouts of severe gastro common after lap band surgery? (op 12 months ago)

Are regular bouts of severe gastro common after lap band surgery? (op 12 months ago)

No: If you are having stomach problems after your lap-band you should see your bariatric surgeon to find out what the problem is. Stomach problems including vomiting and nausea or pain are not normal after any weight loss surgery and should be investigated, explained, and corrected. ...Read more

14

14
Is lap band surgery safe?

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

15

15
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

16

16
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

17

17
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

19

19
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

20

20
Use of antiiinflammatory drugs following lap band surgery?

NSAIDS: As long as you don't take excessive amounts, it should be fine. Anti inflammatory drugs are generally more of a concern when consumed by a person who has had a gastric bypass where it can cause ulceration of the gastric pouch. ...Read more

21

21
How long after having lap band surgery can you go back to work?

Depends: If applied by laparoscopy, depending on your general health and condition, any complications and your own unique case and the type of work you do and your work environment, one could possible be back a work in a matter of a day or so up to a week or more. If an open procedure and with the above concerns, it could take weeks. This should be thoroughly discussed with your surgeon prior to surgery. ...Read more

22

22
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

23

23
Can you tell me what to expect with someone who has had lap band surgery?

Can you tell me what to expect with someone who has had lap band 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

24

24
Can regional anesthesia be safely used for lap band surgery?

Can regional anesthesia be safely used for lap band surgery?

No: Since the band is done laparoscopically you will need to go under general anesthesia. ...Read more

26

26
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 don't 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

27

27
Help please! Is gastric band the same as the lap band surgery?

Help please! Is gastric band the same as the lap band surgery?

Lap band: Yes. Gastric band, lap band, adjustable gastric band are all the same. ...Read more

28

28
What is the difference between a sleeve gastrectomy and lap band surgery?

What is the difference between a sleeve gastrectomy and lap band surgery?

Sleeve is better IMO: Lap band entails putting a silicone ring that is slowly inflated to cinch up the top of the stomach so you can't eat as much. It doesn't have as great weight loss as the sleeve, and often has problems like nausea/pain, migration/slippage/erosion. The sleeve has better weight loss, more durable, and also improves the metabolic problems assoc w/obesity like diabetes. See a surgeon for more info! ...Read more

29

29
Someone told me if I have Lap Band surgery, I would have to take 3 multivitamins a day. Is that true? Will that hurt me?

Someone told me if I have Lap Band surgery, I would have to take 3 multivitamins a day. Is that true? Will that hurt me?

Lap band: The sleeve procedure and Roux-e-y, traditional gastric bypass procedures either bypass the stomach all together or limit the amount of contact of the gastric mucosa with food, requiring vitamin supplementation. The lap band changes the size of the gastric tissue which comes in contact with food, but may not require extra vitamins although they are helpful an all of these procedures. ...Read more

30

30
I am 19 245 lbs 5'7 BMI: 38 I was wondering what your opinion is on the lap band surgery. Is it wise for me to get it with my age?

I am 19 245 lbs 5'7 BMI: 38 I was wondering what your opinion is on the lap band surgery. Is it wise for me to get it with my age?

Not the band: While there is no formal consensus on weight loss procedures, the Lao band is falling out of favor. See a weight loss surgeon for opinions best suited for you. Just make sure they are part of a program that involves nutrition, medical evaluations, etc. Hope this helps! ...Read more

31

31
I'm 5'8" and 220 lbs (34% BF). I heard you have to be over 40 BMI for lap band surgery. Is that an inflexible rule? Am I big enough?

I'm 5'8" and 220 lbs (34% BF). I heard you have to be over 40 BMI for lap band surgery. Is that an inflexible rule? Am I big enough?

Based on BMI: Whether or not to perform perform a bariatric procedure is based on your BMI and your comorbidities, not % body fat. Lap bands are beginning to fall out of favor due to complications associated with them and a failure for long-term weight loss. Typically insurance will not cover bariatric procedures unless your BMI is over 40 or over 35 with comorbidities. Your BMI is 33.4 ...Read more

32

32
Gf had lap band surgery and she is having severe pain in the leg. Why?

Gf had lap band surgery and she is having severe pain in the leg. Why?

Don't know: I'd see your surgeon. Leg pain is not a normal issue w the band. ...Read more

33

33
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

34

34
Had lap band surgery. Why low blood sugar results?

Had lap band surgery. Why low blood sugar results?

Check meds: If you are taking diabetic meds they need to be dosed by a physician. Otherwise low blood sugar isn't a bad thing as long as its more than 45. My sugar is steady at 48-50. ...Read more

35

35
Can I get lap band surgery with abdominal mesh in place?

Can I get lap band surgery with abdominal mesh in place?

Yes but. ..: Make sure you discuss that with your surgeon. It helps to have the operative records from previous surgeries as well. It also depends on how long ago that surgery was and if there were any complications. It most likely won't be an issue, but it is something to discuss with your surgeon in advance and to understand any potential risks. Good luck! ...Read more

36

36
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

37

37
How long does it take to get approved by emblem health EPO for lap band surgery?

How long does it take to get approved by emblem health EPO for lap band surgery?

Insurance: Insurance authorizations can be done in as little as a few days. However, some insurance companies require the patient to complete 3 to 6 months of medically supervised weight loss. ...Read more

39

39
Do you think it's a good idea to have gallbladder surgery and lap band surgery at the same time?

Do you think it's a good idea to have gallbladder surgery and lap band surgery at the same time?

Probably: Since the procedures are done endoscopically you can safely do both at the same time to cut back on recovery time. ...Read more

40

40
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

Find us on Facebook