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

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Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Amer Alame
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Terry Simpson
It isn't less than with gastric bypass. It is slower
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