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Will my Gastric Band Stay Forever. I Did the Surgery Around 9 Yrs Ago

Will my Gastric Band Stay Forever. I Did the Surgery Around 9 Yrs Ago

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Lap-Band Expectancy

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Although the Lap-Band System is meant to be a permanent implant, the Lap-Band System is removable and if removed, the stomach is restored to its original stated before the surgery. However, I do not recommend that the Lap-Band be removed because medical studies show that patients who have the band removed are at a high risk of regaining the weight that they lost with the help of the band.

 

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Mississauga Bariatric Surgeon
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