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Gastric Banding: What You Need to Know

There are two types of weight loss surgery procedures: malabsorptive and restrictive. A malabsorptive procedure reduces your body’s absorption of calories, protein and nutrients, but also decreases the amount of food intake at one time. It does this by shortening your digestive tract, thereby limiting the number of calories and nutrients that your body absorbs. Continue reading

Lap Band Removal

While there are several options for bariatric weight loss surgery, on lap band surgery is reversible. In fact, lap band removal is pretty common. It’s also fairly easy to do.

Patients have their lap band removed for a number or reasons. Some feel they are not losing enough weight. Others suffer from pretty rare but uncomfortable side effects like nausea, stomach pain, swallowing problems or acid reflux. Still others have their bands slip out of place or erode, making them less effective. Continue reading