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What are the dangers of lap band surgery?

What are the dangers of lap band surgery?

Side effects of a lap band surgery include nausea and vomiting, ulceration at the band site, esophageal reflux (indigestion), weight regain, and dehydration. Obesity is a growing concern. By medical standards, obesity is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of over 30 kg/m2.

Do I need my LAP-BAND removed?

LAP-BAND® removal is required in about 9% of patients (fewer than 1 out of 10) who maintain continued interaction with their surgical team and follow established guidelines closely (1). Most people get their band removed due to: Inadequate weight loss (less than 25% of excess weight)

How do I know if my LAP-BAND has eroded?

Symptoms of band erosion include recurrent port infections, abdominal pain, bowel obstruction, and rarely, sepsis with peritonitis. The presentations are not usually serious and perforation of the intraperitoneal lumen is rare, which may be due to adhesion development prior to complete perforation of the gastric wall.

Are there any surgeons that do lap band surgery?

The Lap-Band System is a trusted partner to surgeons all over the world. Here are a few U.S, metropolitan areas with higher populations or obesity rates with all surgeons listed that perform the Lap-Band Procedure. Not seeing an area you are interested in?

Is the lap band a trademark of sequence health?

RESHAPE, RESHAPE LIFESCIENCES, LAP-BAND, the ReShape Lifesciences and the LAP-BAND Logos are trademarks of ReShape Lifesciences, Inc. ©2021 ReShape Lifesciences, Inc. All rights reserved. Powered by Sequence Health.

What is the mortality rate for lap band surgery?

At around 0.1%, LAP-BAND® surgery has an extremely low mortality rate (death rate). And fortunately, many of the complications are minor and are easily repaired, and the typical worst case is the removal of the band.

What does it mean when your lap band flips over?

Port flip/inversion or dislodgement (10.3%) occurs when the LAP-BAND® port (where fluids are taken out or added to the band) “flips over”. This is typically not a serious problem and a quick procedure can turn it back over.