What are the side effects 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.
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. This is usually the case after the first year post-surgery.
Is Lap-Band surgery painful?
You may be feeling some regular nagging pain in your abdomen. Again, most of the pain will be at the site of the Lap Band port. This is typically located a few inches under your ribs on your left side. Continue to take your pain medication as needed.
What is the average recovery time for Lap-Band surgery?
The patient can probably go home on the same day after the surgery. Many people can begin their normal activities a couple of days after going home. Most people take a week off from work. Patients are usually on liquids or mashed-up foods for two to three weeks after surgery.
How long should a lap band stay in?
Many patients do not keep their Lap-Bands for 10 years, either because they stopped losing weight or had complications, such as the band slipping or deteriorating.
What is the diet after Lap-Band surgery?
You will eat only liquid or pureed food for 2 to 3 weeks after your surgery. You will slowly add in soft foods, and then regular foods. When you start eating solid foods again, you will feel full very quickly. Just a few bites of solid food will fill you up.
How long should a Lap-Band stay in?
What is the best weight-loss surgery 2020?
Sleeve gastrectomy has emerged in the last 12 years as the safest, simplest procedure with the fewest complications. The 45-minute procedure is highly effective at reversing diabetes and causing substantial long term weight loss.
Can you drink coffee after Lap-Band surgery?
Because of the potentially negative effects that coffee can have on individuals recovering from bariatric surgery, we recommend a strict 30-day avoidance of coffee and all caffeinated beverages. This includes tea, energy drinks, and sodas. In fact, even non-caffeinated sodas should be avoided due to their carbonation.