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Can I Get Gastric Band Surgery if my BMI is Normal?

I am 5'5" and weigh 59 kilograms (130 pounds) and have an average BMI; however, i am struggling to lose a bit more weight as a result of my... READ MORE

How Many Times Can a Lap Band Be Filled?

Is there a limit to how many times a Lap Band can be filled? READ MORE

How Young is Too Young for a Lap Band?

Is someone under 17 able to get a Lap Band? READ MORE

Will I Need to Lose Weight Before Getting a Lap Band?

I'm going to be having a Lap Band operation and was wondering if there is a certain weight I need to be, before I can have the operation? READ MORE

Gastric Banding Less Invasive?

Is gastric banding less invasive than gastric bypass? What kinds of drawbacks are there to gastric banding? I've heard you can stretch the bands back... READ MORE

How Quickly Do You Lose Weight After the Lap Band Surgery?

My doctor and I have discussed weight loss surgery, specifically lap band surgery. I all for and excited about the possibility of the surgery, except,... READ MORE

If a Lap Band and Lifestyle Change Does Not Produce Satisfactory Weight Loss, What Other Options Are Available?

Are there any added or hidden risks associated with undergoing gastric bypass within a short time (one to two years)? READ MORE

LapBand Revision During Tummy Tuck?

My lap band was placed in Dec of '07, and it never really worked right - I had it confirmed via flouroscopy in '09 that the band itself was... READ MORE

I Had my Lapband 5 Years Ago. I Lost 150 Lbs. Fairly Quickly. It Stopped and I Have 150 to Go. What Should I Do? I'm Gaining Now

Surgeon left field and no one will touch me in Atlanta. Endocrinologist says I should have it removed so I can eat healthier proteins. Now I can eat... READ MORE

is there something wrong with my gastric band?

Ive lost 7 stone (98 lbs) with my gastric band and still have a further 5 stone (70 lbs) to lose. however, i ve went from eating very little to full... READ MORE

How Much Weight Does a Typical Lap Band Patient Lose?

How quickly do patients begin to see weight loss results, and how often do most patients keep the weight off? READ MORE

What Percent of Body Weight is Lost During the First Week After Lap Band Surgery?

After how many weeks will I begin to see a significant weight loss? Is a 2-3% drop in weight to be expected right away, or more? READ MORE

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