What Complications Are Associated with the Lap-Band?

Every surgery carries risks and if you have a lap-band, also called a gastric band, then you may be wondering what complications you might face with this bariatric procedure. In recent findings, it has been determined that some patients experience complications with the device years after it is put in place.

Although a range of complications is associated with this surgical treatment, there are a few that are particularly common. Some of these issues include esophageal dilation, pouch dilation, and port complications, as well as band slippage, leaks, intolerance, and erosion. Unfortunately, a significant number of patients with a gastric band require reoperation due to complications.

If you have a lap-band, it is important to schedule ongoing checkups with a surgeon that is experienced in treating complications associated with this treatment, so that he or she can monitor you for any possible problems. If you’re worried about complications with your gastric band, then call Bariatric Care Centers today at (713) 339-1353 to schedule your free consultation with one of our friendly surgeons who specializes in bariatrics near Houston.

Disclaimer: This is only for general information. All patients should consult their doctors prior to following any of the recommendations in any articles and videos. Every patient has individual needs and limitations that only their treating physicians can be aware of.

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