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How Much Weight Will You Lose After Lap Band Surgery?

In Lap Bands by OC Staff

If you’re considering weight loss surgery then you should consider Lap Band surgery. There are three common weight loss procedures; Lap Band surgery, gastric bypass and gastric sleeve surgery. The technique and method of weight loss is different for every procedure. However, the goal is the same, to lose weight, reduce co-morbidities, and live a healthier life. The amount of …

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Average Cost of Lap Band Surgery

In How Much?, Insurance and Costs, Lap Bands by OC Staff

Updated for 2017 ~  Costs can vary based on your location. Do not let the price of Lap Band surgery affect your decision to choose a qualified surgeon. In fact, choosing a good surgeon is one of the most important choices you have prior to surgery. $8,700 to $29,000 is the pricing range across the country. $14,532 is the average …

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Recovery From Gastric Sleeve – What To Expect From Day 1

In Featured, Gastric Sleeve, Weight Loss Surgeries by OC Staff

Reviewed By Marc A. Neff, M.D., F.A.C.S. You know what procedure you’re going to have. You’ve picked your surgeon. Insurance has agreed to cover the procedure. You’ve even been scheduled for surgery! You’ve done your research and the big day is coming soon, but what happens after surgery? Surgery Day After your gastric sleeve surgery you will wake up in the …

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Gastric Sleeve Complications – What You Need To Know

In Gastric Sleeve, Weight Loss Surgeries by OC Staff

Written by Dan Abeling, OC Staff Gastric Sleeve surgery is a proven safe and effective procedure for weight loss. While gastric  sleeve surgery is the newest of the “approved” surgeries for weight loss, it has quickly gained favor from physicians and patients alike. The surgery may soon surpass Lap Band and gastric bypass in popularity. Being overweight carries an increased …

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Gastric Sleeve Surgery – Will My Stomach Stretch After Surgery?

In Featured, Gastric Sleeve, Weight Loss Surgeries by OC Staff

One of the first questions patients ask about gastric sleeve surgery is, “Will my stomach stretch after surgery?” And it’s a very important question. You’re having gastric sleeve surgery to shrink the size of your stomach. This makes you feel full faster and eat less food. The surgery has a nice benefit of reducing the hunger inducing hormone ghrelin. But …

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Gastric Bypass Vs. Gastric Sleeve Surgery

In Before Surgery, Featured, Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve by OC Staff

There are several things to consider when trying to decide between gastric bypass surgery and gastric sleeve surgery. Unlike the laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (Lap Band), these two operations are both permanent, reduce hunger, and lead to the highest percentage of weight loss. To properly compare gastric sleeve surgery to gastric bypass surgery we will examine the following data : Expected …

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Mini-Gastric Bypass – The Good, Bad, And Ugly

In Experimental, Mini-Gastric Bypass, Weight Loss Surgeries by OC Staff

While traditional gastric bypass surgery results in excellent weight loss, the procedure is technically challenging and carries a 7% complication risk. The risk of mortality (death) is very low, about 0.5% according to most studies. The mini-gastric bypass procedure has gained popularity in recent years. The mini-gastric bypass was originally developed by Dr. Robert Rutledge in 1997. The mini-gastric bypass is …