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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 Young is Too Young for a Lap Band?

Is someone under 17 able to get a Lap Band? 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 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

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? Can the band be stretched from... 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

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

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

I am 21 years of age, 5'2" and I weigh 190 lbs. I want to lose up to 30 lbs. Do I qualify for the lap band?

I want to know if i qualify for the lap band. and does the lap band cause hair loss ? READ MORE

Do I need surgery again?

I had lab band surgery in December of 2007, lost 75 lbs but have gained back about 55 lbs and when I eat I sometimes still vomit and feel terrible.... 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

I had a Lap-Band weight loss surgery but haven't lost much weight? What should I do?

I had it done in 2005, then revised( insurance paid) in 2012. I havent lost much weight, only 11 kilos (22 pounds) I have tried everything to lose... READ MORE

Is it ok to choose the Lap-band over the Gastric Sleeve?

I have been considering weight loss surgery for awhile, but recently I have come into a position where I will be able to have the extra income to... READ MORE

Can I get LapBand surgery with a BMI of 24-25?

I'm 25 years old, My BMI is 24.1, I am 168CM tall and weigh 68 kgs .My parents have diabetes. My dr has told me I am at high risk of getting diabetes... READ MORE

I have the lap-band, my doctors advise me to change to the sleeve, should I?

Had the lap-band done lost 90lbs. then my upper pouch dilated gained 28lbs. my current weight is 175lbs Dr advise to remove the lapband and switch to... 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

Can something else be going on?

I am banded 3 yrs now . 6 days ago I had a severe case of a stomach virus , vomiting, diarrhea, nausea,I lost 11 lbs in 2 day. I decided to go to er... READ MORE

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

Is a 2-3% drop in weight to be expected right away, or more?  How many weeks does it take to see a significant loss of weight? READ MORE

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