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.
6 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.
on 1/1/12 12:45 pm
I posted this in the area listed hoping to see why you all went this route.
You know alot of places give the testimonial on there sergerys but there is always a catch! so I really dont belive them.. so his was why I was hopeing "REAL" people like your selves has gone through it...
I will do more checking on it before I go ahead as 15,000+ is way too much for me the "Stress" alone owing this to the bank would make me eat more LOL
The other reason Im hoping this works for me "give me insite if you think its wrong"
I have a really bad back and hips, I go for injections monthly and the doct says that if I loose weight it will be better on me altogether... As before going on the weigh****chers ect...I was able to be more active now with my back, hip ect.... I dont do much except forage the kitchen... I sure hope this helps my back because Im at the end opf my rope with this PAIN from my back... i can bairly move..oh boy...
If there is something I need to know Im so open for ideas!!!
Happy New Year All!!!
I had lapband surgery in May 2011 and lost all of my weight within the first year and kept it off until just a few years ago when my weight slowly started to increase due to me having to drink liquids with meals because of swallowing issues. I never needed a fill in my 4cc band until I started to gain the weight and when I went in to finally get one it was too tight and I could never get to that "sweet" spot so I took all the fill out. I constantly have a pain that comes and goes around the band and now I can't wait to have it out on January 3rd...I'm revising from lapband to RNY.
When I chose the lapband procedure, I did so because it was reversible and less invasive than rearranging your inners. Much research has been done on the lapband since 2001 and many people don't achieve the results they want or experience issues with it. I loved my lapband until the issues with the fills started 7 plus years post-op.
on 1/1/12 10:59 pm
I really like that you are helping me figgere this out!!!