Why would you choose a stomach stapling over a lap-band surgery?

Wt loss, diabetes . You should consider all options (band bypass and sleeve). Factors include: amount of weight loss, diabetes , gastric reflux, and emotional issues. You can see a video on this comparison. http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=8et4wd43mgo. In general, more weight loss, better resolution of diabetes and reflux with the sleeve and bypass over the band.
Many factors. There are many factors that go into choosing the appropriate bariatric procedure for you. Such as dietary habits, if you are a sweet eater then a band might not be a good option. Do you have lots of comorbidities, diabetes, high blood pressure, etc. If so then bypass or sleeve may be a better choice. Also how overweight are you? If you need to lose a lot of weight then band may be less favorable.

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For what reasons might any surgeon choose a stomach stapling over a lap-band surgery?

Results! Sleeve and gastric bypass surgery have a better result with respect to weight loss. Gastric bypass has a better result with respect to treating diabetes. Many people choose bands because they are reversible but that begs the question how committed they were to begin with. Read more...
Lap band. Stomach stapling isn't really a correct term. Staplers are used in many types of gastric operations. The bypass and sleeve gastrectomy both use staplers. We choose them over bands because they are far more successful than bands are in terms of weight loss and reversal of medical problems like diabetes. Bands were popular, but the high failure rates are making them less commonly done these days. Read more...

For what reason would any surgeon choose a stomach stapling over a lap-band surgery?

Indications. Lap-band is for a complaint moderately obese person , is reversible , who will change the life style , will not gain weight again after removal , reverse will be for gastric stapling , profiles are evaluated during the preparation by the team. Read more...

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...

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

Nothing. Your anesthesiologist will request that you do not eat anything at least 6 hours before your surgery. I would suspect your surgeon will ask you to switch over to very light meals or clear liquids the day before surgery. This can be confirmed with the surgeon. After the operation we will watch your progress before you are allowed to eat anything. Again this will be the surgeon. Read more...
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...

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...
NO. You need to see your surgeon, you may need to have an upper GI to see how your band looks. Sounds like you might be getting too many things stuck. Read more...

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...

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...

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

Your . Your weight loss with lap band is less than gastric bypass. It is more desirable for a young person who is not very much overweight and this procedure has the potential to be reversed simply by removing the lap bad with another surgery. Read more...
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...