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Lap Band Risks

The top risks related to gastric lap banding are much lower when compared to other bariatric surgery methods. The reason is because the banding procedure does not require gastric cavity opening so no need for cutting, stapling or bypassing. In turn, a large portion of risk and possibility of infections generally linked to obesity surgery are taken out of the equation.

Possible LapBand and Gastric Bypass Side Effects

The number one issue related to the lapband procedure has been the change in size of the stomach pouch which is separated above the band. This pouch could increase in size because of band slippage or the puch walls stretching. Moreover, the possibility of band erosion into the stomach exists 

Other possible risks and lap band complications include:

band leakage,  stomach band erosion, swallowing problems, stomach pouch enlargement or band slippage , dehydration, weight regain or no weight loss, blockage in stomach, nausea, reflux or vomiting, constipation, ulcers, gastritis, and in very few instances death. Fortunately, the mortality rate is extremely low at 0.1% of patients which is 1/10 of 1% or 1 out of every thousand patients.

The placement of the Lap-Band system is considered a major surgery and, as with any surgery, death is a possibility as your body may not adapt to having an implanted foreign object.

Additionally, the maker of the product, Allergan, states from its own research that one third of all patients require follow up surgery, (which may involve a band readjustment or fills. So, keep in mind one of the top benefits of lapband surgery is it can be removed or replaced if any adverse side effects become serious or life-threatening.

Additional Clinical Studies have different results that are not so favorable like this study in Brussels, Belgium from patients who went thrugh the procedure from 1994 to 1997. It is worth noting there have been many improvements in the procedure with support from weight loss support staff.

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