Risks of The Lap Band include but are not limited to the following:

  • Death-a rare complication
  • Damage to other organs while placing the Lap Band
  • Bleeding
  • Blood clots (deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism)
  • Myocardial Infarction (heart attack)
  • Incisional hernia formation
  • Infections (either wound infections, intra-abdominal infections, or infection of the lap band device itself)
  • Gastric ulcers
  • Intraabdominal adhesions (scarring) that can result in bowel obstruction
  • Lap Band Prolapse or Slippage
  • Pouch Dilatation
  • Obstruction of the Lap Band from a large chunk of food
  • Lap Band Erosion into the stomach
  • Malfunction- leak of the band, port, or port line

Thomas

Lost 145lbs

Thomas' success story

I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man.

Everybody treated me like a king. The day of surgery, I was excited. The hospital couldn’t be any nicer. I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man. My recovery was awesome. I was out of bed that day. My wife and kids were my motivation on getting this surgery. They are my whole life. I’m happy I’m going to be around for them.

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Nicole

Lost 76lbs

Nicole's success story