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Can lap band surgery cause vagus nerve damage?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Potentially

Any surgery to the stomach can potentially injure the vagus nerve, as it enervates the stomach.

In brief: Potentially

Any surgery to the stomach can potentially injure the vagus nerve, as it enervates the stomach.
Dr. Gregory Hines
Dr. Gregory Hines
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Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Vagus nerve & band

Yes. It shouldn't happen, but if a surgeon makes a mistake, it can happen.
It would be much more likely to happen if a hiatal hernia repair was done.

In brief: Vagus nerve & band

Yes. It shouldn't happen, but if a surgeon makes a mistake, it can happen.
It would be much more likely to happen if a hiatal hernia repair was done.
Dr. Gregg Nishi
Dr. Gregg Nishi
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Not common but the surgery could.

In brief: Yes

Not common but the surgery could.
Dr. Terry Simpson
Dr. Terry Simpson
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