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Adjustable Lap Band Surgery Problems and Complications

Gastric ulcer is a minimal invasive surgery for obese patients who cannot lose weight with diet, exercise, or medication. The procedure does not involve amputation of any part of the stomach, or metal staples or any cutting or interruption of the intestine.

Obesity in the United States has risen to the level of the outbreak in recent years and it is believed that if the trend continues to rise around 75 percent of the nation's adult population will be overweight and 41 percent will be classified as obese in 2015.

With dramatic increases in obesity rates the popularity of bariatric surgery (weight loss). Lap band surgery is one of the most common types of bariatric surgery for people with obesity (with a BMI of 40 or higher).

Gastric irradiation is a revolutionary bariatric technology, but it is simpler and easier than both gastrectomy and gastric bypass. Using laparoscopic techniques, bariatric surgeons place an adjustable band around your stomach instead of cutting it to make a smaller pouch.

Like friends, wrist band surgery results in less food to eat which takes longer to digest. Also, the patient feels longer. Because the band is adjustable, doctors can adjust how fast or slowly the food is used.

In some studies, it has been shown that people can lose weight successfully with adjustable gastric band surgery such as those with gastric or gastric sleeve surgery, though it is slower and less than with gastric lesions.

Although gastric bypass procedures are the least invasive and safest of many bariatric procedures, there are always opportunities for complications and complications during and after surgery.

Possible acute complications include:

• Bleeding from the laparoscopic instrument insertion site or the site where the band runs around the abdomen

• Infection site infestation or tool submission site

• Esophagitis or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

• Spleen damage causes bleeding and possible removal

• Heart attack or irregular heart beat

• Pneumonia

• Lack of nutrition

• Possible conversion to conventional open surgery

• Death may be due to bleeding, blood clotting (lungs embolism), abdominal cramps, or heart problems

Complications related to gastric band include:

Acute post-acute disease Bands that are too tight can cause food to block the opening from the upper abdomen to the bottom of the stomach. This can cause pain, nausea, and vomiting.

Slip- Positioned around the upper abdomen, the band can sometimes slip into a low position. It can cause acute abdominal pain or acid reflux (heartburn) and the condition can be treated by removing the fluid from the band or you may need a second surgery.

Band Era- In rare cases, silicone band rings move through the abdominal wall into the abdomen. In this unusual complication, the band actually stays in the stomach rather than sitting around it. The only treatment for band migration is permanent removal of the band.

Band intolerance- In some cases, the bodies of the patients cannot tolerate the band, which, however, is a foreign object implanted in the body. Band intolerance can cause excessive vomiting or discomfort. Regular band removal is the only solution in the case.

Esophageal release- In this complication, the esophagus develops. They are usually the result of excessive eating, or too tight a band, or improperly placed.

Port issues- You can get infections around the round band port - where fluid is released or added to adjust the band. Like a band, the port can move from its original location or can leak. The tube connecting the access port to the band can also be blocked.


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