Which is better Gastric Sleeve or Lap Band????
on 1/1/12 9:13 am
Everyone has different needs but I think the lap band is not good for very many people. It has so many complications, most people end up needing another surgery to remove/repair/replace it in less than ten years, and the average weight loss is only about half your excess weight. So if you are 100 pounds overweight, would you be happy just losing 50 pounds? And many people don't even lose that much, many actually end up having another kind of WLS down the road.
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The lap band is around 18 000 and isn't covered - it isn't as effective.
on 1/1/12 10:07 am
just make sure you do your research to find out which is the right procedure for you and your life style....i guess the major deciding factor for me was, well i can take the medicines or vitamins for the rest of my life....so i chose the vitamins, instead of taking all those drugs i was taking..
have a great day
There are, however, some people who use it very successfully. The odds are not very good for that being the case, though.
7 years out and maintaining 190 pounds lost!
“You don't drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there.”
Go for bypass or sleeve.