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Lap Band

I am looking into Lap Band. I am currently in the process of narrowing down a surgeon.

Is there anyone who had Lap Band (not gastric bypass or stomach stapling) done that had any adverse reactions? If so, how severe were they?

Has anyone who has gotten it done regret doing it? If so why?

Thanks ladies.

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Asked by anetrnlov at 5:54 AM on Jan. 15, 2009 in Health

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  • Hi I work with these kind of patients. We are actually a Center for Excellence for Bariatric Surgery here in So Cal. The most common complications after Lap band is band slippage, this is when the band slipped out of its place around the upper part of the stomach. Another complications we have treated in our hospital, (they had their Lap band in Mexico) were band erosion, where the band caused chafing around the stomach and perforation where the stomach perforated. This is something serious. if you are considring this type of surgery, go to a bariatric program that has a Center of Excellence Seal from the American Surgeons for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, because those surgeons have the best outcomes. Best of luck to you!

    Answer by GigglesRN69 at 7:58 PM on Jan. 18, 2009

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