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.

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I have a colectomy it done over 20 yrs ago ant to get lap band surgery would be safe for me had colectomy done for Crohn's disease and colectomy can I have a lap band surgery even thought I have the colectomy done overr 20 years ago

In . In general, having a colon resection should not interfere with having a band or a sleeve gastrectomy since the surgeon doesn't have to interact with the portion of intestines that were involved in the original colon surgery. If your colectomy was for crohn's disease, technically the lap band and possibly the realize band are contraindicated (please confirm with your bariatric surgeon). Any other cause for colectomy including ulcerative colitis shouldn't be an issue in terms of getting the band. Good luck. Read more...
It . It sounds like it may be an option for you and your doctor to discuss. You did not say if you still have crohn's disease or if you are currently on immuno-suppressant medications. Some medications for crohn's disease can negatively affect your immune system and increase risks of poor healing with surgery. Also if you have persistent crohn's disease, it is known that rarely crohn's can affect a person's stomach, and you may need further evaluation to tell if lap band surgery is safe for you. Also your current nutritional status is a factor for surgery and healing, but just having had a colon surgery 20 years ago is not likely to be a negative factor for you. Read more...
Lap band colectomy. Yes, it can be done. I have placed bands in people that have had colectomies. It can be tough because of all the scar tissue, but bands and sleeve gastrectomies can be done. A bypass would be very difficult to do though. Read more...
Yes. It is a soft contraindication with ibd to get lap band but it is perfectly safe to get it. There may be difficulty with adhesions. Read more...

Have had lap band surgery and tummy tuck with breast lift. Starting to gain some weight back can I take an appetite depressant? I am a 49 year old female, married 30 years have 4 children. I have had a lap band surgery 2 1/2 years ago and 16 months ago a

Weight . Weight loss surgery has many effects on your body, including changes in how your body processes and absorbs nutrients. This is more significant with gastric bypass surgery, but lap band surgery also affects these things. I would recommend that you continue close follow up with the surgeon who placed the lap band. You might need to have vitamin and nutrient levels checked, and may benefit from having the band inflated if you are not continuing to maintain your weight loss. Also, your surgeon may recommend nutritional counseling to help you maintain your weight loss. All the best, dr. Skourtis. Read more...
I . I guess i would spend soem time monitoring my calories in and out.You may realize that you are not burning up as many.Taking soemthing like phentabs may help suppress your appetite and maybe too increase your exerecising as well. www.beautybybrueck.com. Read more...
I . I would recommend 2 things: 1. Consult with your lap band surgeon. The band might need to be tightened or repositioned. 2. Read the book 'sugar busters' , it will explaine to you the physiology of fat production by our body. Changing your eating habits might help you lose weight. Read more...
No. Appetite suppressing medication may cause serious side effects such as arrhythmia and death. Stay away from them. Just adopt a healthy life style with proper diet and regular exercising. Read more...
Band. You can take an appetite suppressant but that really isn't the answer. You need to figure out why you are gaining weight. Eating too much food? Eating bad foods? Not exercising? Band too loose? Make sure your band is well adjusted. Maybe you need to see your surgeon. Address all of these issues first before thinking about taking diet pills. Read more...

Have had lap band surgery and tummy tuck with breast lift. Starting to gain some weight back can I take an appetite depressant? I am a 49 year old female, married 30 years have 4 children. I have had a lap band surgery 2 1/2 years ago and 16 months ago a

Fatigue, . Fatigue, the band and one's general health should be evaluated prior to starting a stimulant, which would only be a short term fix for most people. Hypothyroidism, menopause, and depression are common causes of fatigue and weight gain. An adjustment in the band may be needed if one's appetite and food intake has changed. The foundation of maintaining a weight is evaluation of one's caloric intake and exercise. If weight gain is occurring, one needs to consume less calories or burn more calories through increased activity. It isn't an easy thing to do, but there are several health care providers who provide weight loss guidance if one doesn't know where to begin. Don peterson md cosmeticsurgicalarts.Com facebook.Com/donpetersonmd. Read more...
Weight . Weight loss surgery has many effects on your body, including changes in how your body processes and absorbs nutrients. This is more significant with gastric bypass surgery, but lap band surgery also affects these things. I would recommend that you continue close follow up with the surgeon who placed the lap band. You might need to have vitamin and nutrient levels checked, and may benefit from having the band inflated if you are not continuing to maintain your weight loss. Also, your surgeon may recommend nutritional counseling to help you maintain your weight loss. All the best, dr. Skourtis. Read more...
No. You need to change your eating habits. Pills are not the answer. They may have major side effects such as cardiac arrhythmia and death. So get help otherwise with your physician, nutritionist or psychologist. Read more...
Better options. You've been through a lot! don't let all your hard work and effort go to waste. If you feel that you are not getting full fast enough, talk to your bariatric surgeon about filling your band a little more. Read more...
Band. You can take an appetite suppressant but that really isn't the answer. You need to figure out why you are gaining weight. Eating too much food? Eating bad foods? Not exercising? Band too loose? Make sure your band is well adjusted. Maybe you need to see your surgeon. Address all of these issues first before thinking about taking diet pills. Read more...

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...

Is there anyway I could get the lap band surgery paid by medicaid?

Depends. This is regulated by the state you live in and their specific regulations. It is a benefit in many states, but unfortunately most bariatric surgeons don't accept patients with medicaid because it doesn't cover their costs. Read more...
Yes. If you meet requirements and the state you are in offers it as a covered benefit. Read more...

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...

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

Call and ask them. Criteria for insurance coverage of bariatric (weight-loss) surgery varies. The standard requirements for a long time were 6 months of medically supervised weight-loss, and psychological and nutritionist evaluations to qualify for surgery if your bmi is 35 or greater with comorbidities or 40 or higher without. Fortunately these are slowly lowering to 3 or even 0 months of medical weight loss. Read more...
Varies. If you meet their qualifications including a diet plan it could take 1-4 weeks. Read more...
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...