I am allergic to adhesive and Latex (among other things). What are chances of being allergic to the Lap-Band and how will I know?
Is It Possible to Be Allergic to the Lap Band?
Doctor Answers (4)
Latex allergy with lap band surgery
You should discuss this with your surgeon. The primary components of the implant are made of silicone which is typically used in latex-allergic patients so I don't see this as a problem but surgeon's may use latex gloves and other supplies that may contain latex or other adhesives so I would review this with your surgeon.
No allergies reported with the Lap-Band
No, there have never been reported allergic reactions the Lap-Band. It is made of an inert material called silastic that is not recognized by the body and therefore not susceptible to reactions.
Allergy to Lap-Band
The Lap-Band is made of silicone and is totally inert to your body. You can not be allergic to the Lap-Band. There is no latex in the Lap-Band.
Shawn Garber, MD
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