Can the band be removed?

Although the LAP-BAND System is not meant to be removed, it can be laparoscopically removed in some cases. Following band removal, the stomach generally returns to its original shape. It is important to note that after the removal of the band, many patients may gain some or all of their lost weight.

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How is the band adjusted?

Adjustments are often carried out in the office and will take 5-10 minutes. In some circumstances, your physician might require additional information or assistance from x-rays in which case the procedure might be performed in an x-ray room. Typically, a fine needle is passed through the skin into the access port to add or subtract [...]

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How do the weight-loss results with the LAP-BAND compare to those with the gastric bypass?

Surgeons have reported that gastric bypass patients lose weight faster in the first year. At five years, however, many LAP-BAND patients have achieved weight loss comparable to that of gastric bypass patients. You should focus on long-term weight loss and remember that it is important to lose weight gradually while reducing obesity-related risks and improving [...]

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How much weight will I lose with gastric banding?

Weight-loss results vary from patient to patient, and the amount of weight you lose depends on several things. For a patient with a good understanding of the function of the band and a willingness to “work with the band” an average weight loss of 1-2 pounds a week is to be expected. There are no [...]

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