Does type 1 diabetes cause problems recovering from bariatric surgery? Do most diabetics do well after the procedure?
Can Diabetes Complicate Lap Band Recovery?
Doctor Answers 1
Diabetes and risk of weight loss surgery
Type 1 Diabetic patients that choose to have a lap band procedure should be concerned with wound complications post op knowing that diabetic patients have impaired wound healing as compared to non-diabetics. A lap band port site incision may develop and infection and this requires removal of the port and usually two additional procedures.
Have a question? Ask a doctor
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.