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What is a lap band for weight loss?

Laparoscopic gastric banding is surgery to help with weight loss. The surgeon places a band around the upper part of your stomach to create a small pouch to hold food. The band limits the amount of food you can eat by making you feel full after eating small amounts of food.

How long can a Lap-Band stay in?

The Lap-Band is designed to last a lifetime, but whether it does isn't yet proven. Studies show that 35% to 40% of people may have their gastric bands removed after 10 years. There are many reasons why the gastric band may be removed, including: Inadequate weight loss.

How much weight can you lose with Lap-Band?

In many cases, you can expect to lose about 40% of your starting body weight after a successful Lap-Band surgery.

What are negatives to the Lap-Band surgery?

It comes with the risk of band movement (slippage) or damage to the stomach over time (erosion). The surgery means that a foreign implant has to remain in the body. It has a high rate of reoperation. The surgery can bring swallowing problems, enlargement of the esophagus, and other complications.

Do you lose more weight with Lap-Band or gastric sleeve?

Gastric sleeve vs band: gastric sleeve results in ~18% more weight loss after 2 years. The amount of weight loss is similar after 5 years.

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