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The New Patient’s Guide To Gastric Bypass

In Gastric Bypass, Weight Loss Surgeries by OC Staff

Table of Contents: History Benefits Surgery Day Recovery Diet Dumping Syndrome Vitamins & Supplements Can it be Stretched? Expected Weight Loss Saggy Skin Emotional Changes Risks and Downsides Books and Tools For Success Conclusion History Weight loss surgery was developed using two different approaches. One of these approaches used techniques of restriction that limited the intake of calories while the …

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Lap Bands – How Long Do They Last?

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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? …

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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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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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Gastric Bypass Tips & Tricks: Midol Complete, Gas X Strips and Cough Pillows

In Before And After Interviews, Gastric Bypass by OC Staff

Click play to listen to this interview. Fallon had gastric bypass surgery only two months ago. The process and recovery is still fresh in her memory. Background Fallon had an unhealthy relationship with food for most of her life. In fact, at age 9 her parents put her on the Dolly Parton Diet (yes, cabbage soup all day, everyday). Needless …

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Average Cost of Gastric Bypass Surgery

In Gastric Bypass, How Much?, Insurance and Costs by OC Staff

Costs can vary based on your location. When considering how you will pay for surgery, the price of laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery should not affect your decision to choose a qualified surgeon. Of the three most popular bariatric surgeries (Lap Band, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass), gastric bypass is the most expensive. Duodenal switch surgery and some revision procedures are usually …

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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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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 …

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