Can Diabetes Complicate Lap Band Recovery?

Does type 1 diabetes cause problems recovering from bariatric surgery? Do most diabetics do well after the procedure?

Doctor Answers 1

Diabetes and risk of weight loss surgery

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

  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.

Houston General Surgeon

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.