Problems with LapBand surgery

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

But,

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 vascularanesthesia.com 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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