weight loss surgery. lap band or bariatric surgery.?

weight loss surgery. lap band or bariatric surgery.? Topic: weight loss surgery. lap band or bariatric surgery.?
September 17, 2019 / By Bernadette
Question: i want to get weight loss surgery. i just would like to know what would be better for me, the lap band, or the bariatric surgery
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Aeron Aeron | 5 days ago
I am a lap band patient. I had been obese since the 4th grade and started having health problems at the age of twenty. At the time of the surgery, I was taking seven different medications and realized that surgery was my last resort to stay alive. When I decided that surgery was the way to go, my next step was finding someone who specialized in not just surgical options and procedures, but who truly understood obesity. That meant understanding its very nature—from its origin, its progression, and its effects physically and emotionally, I didn't want just any doctor who could and would perform the surgery. I wanted the right doctor. I came across Forerunners Healthcare Consultants website and learned about the surgery and their associated doctors. I remember I already had the information printed out and in hand when I approached my mom and told her, 'I want to have surgery. To anyone contemplating having surgery I would say it was the best decision I ever made for myself. I feel blessed to come across Forerunners Healthcare Consultants and to undergoing the procedure literally saved my life because, with the path I was on, I may not have lived to see 35 or 40. I found Forerunners Healthcare Consultants and I credit them with being the vessel that God used to save my life. You don't realize how people treat overweight people until your body shrinks...its amazing! People are more friendly and social and I am able to enjoy them because of my new confidence. So, it really depends on how well you can change and control your eating habits, and whether you are willing to take the extra risks involved with the surgery. There's more info here http://www.forerunnershealthcare.com
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Aeron Originally Answered: Lap Band weight loss surgery. How safe is it?
I had the Lap-Band Surgery in 2008. My post op recovery went very very well. It was just like any other surgery I have ever had, except my back. My back surgery was bad and very painful. Anyway, I had some pain and swelling, but it was controllable with medication. Most people I talk to said the "Gas" that they use to inflate your chest was the worst and most painful. However, I did as I was told, and got up and moved around, so I had no issues with the Gas. Tell her to do as she is told and get up and move around. It will help. Generally speaking the Lap-band is safe. Up to 4% of the people who have the band will have it removed due to complications. This is the same rate as major complications for Total Knee Replacement. Therefore, it is as safe as any other Surgery. However, that being said, placement of the LAP-BAND is major surgery and, as with any surgery, possible complications include everything from nausea and bleeding to death. The biggest risks are associated with the medications and methods used during surgery, the same risks associated with any surgical procedure. People can die from any surgery and the death rate for the lap-band is the same as with any other surgery, 0.05%. Personally, I would do it again in a heart beat. The Band has changes my life. I'm down 250 lbs and loving life.

Thane Thane
try drinking skim milk at breakfast instead of juice overweight people who drank skim milk for breakfast ate fewer calories
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Preston Preston
make it a point to use the steps whenever possible use the bathroom on a different floor at work take the stairs at the bus station the airport or the mall
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Malachai Malachai
when picking up your kids from school get out of the car and greet them with a hug instead of waiting in the car curbside
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Malachai Originally Answered: Do you need insurance to get weight loss surgery such as the lap band or gastric bypass?
You can always pay out of pocket for any medical procedure. If you have good credit, many doctors will let you make payment plans as well. Otherwise, you have to pay in full at the time of service.

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