I am 37, 5.5 and 217b, I were plan get Lap_band Nov, but i found some new info from some web,they said the new report show surgical risks & complications rate is going up...40%-70%, but i got the book name is " Lap-band for life " write by Dr.Ortiz, he just write down 11.3% complications.
Please tell me the truth !!! Because I am cash pay person, i need do financial plan or cansel this surgery. Thanks !!!
Unfortunately, most of the studies differ in regard to the per centage because some include minor complications and some major. You would be safe to bet that it is somewhere between the two figures, and most of the complications are fairly minor, and lapband, in the hands of an expert who does many of these, is the safest of the surgical procedures. But, if you would conquer your emotional eating habit, you wouldn't need any surgery at all, and that would be the best for you.
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.