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Lap Band Erosion – Jacqui’s Story

In Before And After Interviews, Lap Bands by OC Staff

Click play to listen to this interview. Jacqui had Lap Band surgery in 2007. Five years after mediocre weight loss (50 lbs) she found herself having difficulty swallowing. Over the course of a few months it got worse. After some testing, her doctors found that her band had eroded into her stomach. What is Lap Band Erosion? Lap Band erosion …

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Average Cost of Lap Band Surgery

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

Updated for 2017 ~ Results based on survey conducted January, 2015 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 …

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How Lap Bands Work

In Lap Bands, Weight Loss Surgeries by OC Staff

Reviewed by Enrique Elli, M.D. The gastric band procedure (commonly known as Lap Band) is a restrictive weight loss surgery.The Lap Band was FDA approved for the treatment of morbid obesity in 2001 in the United States. Next to gastric bypass surgery, gastric banding is the second most frequently performed bariatric surgery. You should lose weight. It does not reduce …

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Lap Band Complications

In Lap Bands, Weight Loss Surgeries by OC Staff

Lap Band surgery is attractive because the surgery is relatively easy, its quick, and there is little chance of a serious complication. Even though there is little risk of a serious complication, there is a good chance that you’ll have a complication. Recent studies show that Lap Band patients have a 25% to 50% chance of a complication. What Is …

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All About Lap Band Fills

In Lap Bands, Weight Loss Surgeries by OC Staff

A gastric band, commonly known as the Lap Band, is a silicon band that is placed around the upper portion of the stomach. On the inside of the band is a balloon. Attached to the balloon is a tube that attaches on the other side to a port that is located just under the patient’s skin. The Lap Band works …

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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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Lap Bands – How Long Do They Last?

In Lap Bands, Weight Loss Surgeries by OC Staff

While Lap Bands have been shown to be an effective solution for obese patients who have tried other methods of weight loss without success, the gastric band procedure is relatively new and it involves an implant. Any sort of long-term implant should be considered very carefully. Do you recall any of the recent news about prosthetic hips and mesh recalls? …