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Looking For the Easy Way Out - Lap Band Surgery and The Things You Weren't Meant To Hear

 
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Looking For the Easy Way Out - Lap Band Surgery and The Things You Weren't Meant To Hear
Lap Band surgery is a short acronym for the procedure known as Laparoscopic Gastric Banding. It's one of several types of surgical procedures used in the treatment of morbid obesity and falls in the category of "bariatric surgery."


A study from 2011 that sought to determine the long term efficacy and safety of gastric banding for morbid obesity revealed shocking results. The study looked at 82 patients who had undergone gastric banding between 1994 and 1997:


•40% of patients experienced serious complications following surgery
•An additional 22% had minor complications; and
•60% needed subsequent surgery
•1 in 6 opted to have gastric bypass

“The high failure rate of LAGB, at least in our hands, could be detrimental to its future continued widespread use as a restrictive weight loss operation,” wrote the authors.


Full Story Here: [link to www.hungryforchange.tv]

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Like any major surgery, the initial statistics are inherently skewed towards the negative.

Cardiac bypass surgery, for example, was fraught with the same types of problems when first attempted on a regular basis.

Thanks to those trailblazing surgeons, much cardiac muscle surgery can now be done without accessing the muscle through the sternum.
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Like any major surgery, the initial statistics are inherently skewed towards the negative.

Cardiac bypass surgery, for example, was fraught with the same types of problems when first attempted on a regular basis.

Thanks to those trailblazing surgeons, much cardiac muscle surgery can now be done without accessing the muscle through the sternum.
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So true.
Such a shame that proper nutrition has lacked for so long that this kind of surgery is required..
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Those people need to stop eating wheat - that cuts out most of the junk food in a diet.
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Those people need to stop eating wheat - that cuts out most of the junk food in a diet.
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Spot on...
Then minimize dairy and sugar well your well on your way :-)
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Last Edited by trailingedge on 01/17/2013 06:18 AM
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My experience with the lapband:

first off, it is NOT always about overeating, there ARE medical probs that cause obesity. Mine was caused by that.

I beleive it is truly an evil contraption and I expect to see it pulled from the market in a few years. I think the number of patients with problems from it is higher than the 40 something %, base on the forums on the web where people talk about it.

On to my story...I was banded 3 years ago. I won't bore you with all the medical probs it has caused, but during my research to find out what some of medical issues were, I came across the following shocking information--

Sometimes during the lapband surgery the vagus nerve gets damaged OR even worse some drs actually go on and wrap the Vagus nerve around the lapband in order to help curb hunger. This fact was NOT disclosed to me ahead of time. The Vagus nerve is a main nerve that runs down through your ears, thru your heart, your stomach and other major parts of the body.

I was having all these symptoms in those areas and more, loss of hearing, AFIB (which I wound up having some major heart surgery for), extreme stomach pain and so forth. A very LARGE number of lapband patients develop AFIB.

Fast forward 3 years, so much pain, so many problems, yet all tests show my lapband is perfectly in place, not twisted, not eroded, etc etc. THEREFORE, insurance won't pay for its removal as of now! There is no test to prove the Vagus nerve is damaged. So there is nothing on paper to prove my theory that the Vagus nerve is damaged, and thus causing all my probs.

Next major problem with the lapband: I didnt go with gastric bypass because I didnt want to be on b12 shots the rest of my life ( a known prob with gastic bypass). But now, guess what? I am Vit b12 deficient. (also not told that this was a possible side effect with the band)

Third major problem: (was not told this ahead of time either) weight gain is guaranteed if you DRINK liquids with your meals, had I been told this I would have never gotten it because I know I drink with nearly every bite I eat. I knew there would be diet changes, etc, but not this!

I would NOT reccomend this procedure to anyone.
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My experience with the lapband:

first off, it is NOT always about overeating, there ARE medical probs that cause obesity. Mine was caused by that.

I beleive it is truly an evil contraption and I expect to see it pulled from the market in a few years. I think the number of patients with problems from it is higher than the 40 something %, base on the forums on the web where people talk about it.

On to my story...I was banded 3 years ago. I won't bore you with all the medical probs it has caused, but during my research to find out what some of medical issues were, I came across the following shocking information--

Sometimes during the lapband surgery the vagus nerve gets damaged OR even worse some drs actually go on and wrap the Vagus nerve around the lapband in order to help curb hunger. This fact was NOT disclosed to me ahead of time. The Vagus nerve is a main nerve that runs down through your ears, thru your heart, your stomach and other major parts of the body.

I was having all these symptoms in those areas and more, loss of hearing, AFIB (which I wound up having some major heart surgery for), extreme stomach pain and so forth. A very LARGE number of lapband patients develop AFIB.

Fast forward 3 years, so much pain, so many problems, yet all tests show my lapband is perfectly in place, not twisted, not eroded, etc etc. THEREFORE, insurance won't pay for its removal as of now! There is no test to prove the Vagus nerve is damaged. So there is nothing on paper to prove my theory that the Vagus nerve is damaged, and thus causing all my probs.

Next major problem with the lapband: I didnt go with gastric bypass because I didnt want to be on b12 shots the rest of my life ( a known prob with gastic bypass). But now, guess what? I am Vit b12 deficient. (also not told that this was a possible side effect with the band)

Third major problem: (was not told this ahead of time either) weight gain is guaranteed if you DRINK liquids with your meals, had I been told this I would have never gotten it because I know I drink with nearly every bite I eat. I knew there would be diet changes, etc, but not this!

I would NOT reccomend this procedure to anyone.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 31605404


thank you so much for your comments :)
hf
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