Problems with LapBand surgery

LapBands have lower mortality than full-scale gastric bypass surgery. #100lbs #obesity


March 21 (Bloomberg) — Almost half of patients undergoing gastric banding for obesity needed to have the device removed, often because of erosion, according to a study that found the treatment caused more complications than weight loss.

I am not anti-surgery.  Surgery can cure diabetes and sleep apnea.  I considered surgery, but was fortunately able to lose the weight without.


Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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