Frequent Questions

Lap Band Adjustable Gastric Banding System FAQs

  • Will insurance cover the cost of LAP-BAND Surgery?
  • Can I eat anything in moderation?
  • Will I suffer from constipation?
  • Will I be sick a lot after the operation?
  • What about alcohol?
  • What if I go out to eat?
  • Does the LAP-BAND System require frequent office visits after surgery?
  • What about other medication?
  • Will I need to take vitamin supplements?
  • Becoming pregnant can be easier as you lose weight. Your menstrual cycle may become more regular. If you need to eat more while you are pregnant, the band can be loosened. After the pregnancy, the band may be made tighter again, and you can resume lo
  • What about pregnancy?
  • What will happen if I become ill?
  • Will I feel hungry or deprived with the LAP-BAND Adjustable Gastric Banding System?
  • Is it true that the LAP-BAND Adjustable Gastric Band seems "tighter" in the morning?
  • Will I need plastic surgery for the surplus skin when I have lost a lot of weight?
  • Can the LAP BAND be removed?
  • Do I have to be careful with the access port just underneath my skin?
  • How is the band adjusted?
  • Does the LAP-BAND Adjustable Gastric Band limit any physical activity?
  • How do the weight-loss results with the LAP-BAND Adjustable Gastric Banding System compare to those with the gastric bypass?
  • How much weight will I lose
  • How long will it take to recover after surgery?

Gastric Bypass Surgery FAQs

  • What if my insurance has a direct exclusion regarding the surgical treatment of obesity?
  • Will my insurance cover this?
  • How can payments be made for the operation?
  • What do you do in the event of a denial?
  • How long does the work-up process take?
  • If patients come in from out of state, how long do they need to stay?
  • Is there an age requirement for Gastric Bypass
  • Is a psychological evaluation part of the work-up process?
  • How long will I be hospitalized?
  • When may I return to work?
  • Will I lose my hair?
  • What is the mortality rate
  • How long is the scar?
  • Will my gallbladder be removed at the same time?
  • After surgery, how fast does the weight come off?
  • What is the average weight loss?
  • Can I regain the weight I lose after a gastric bypass?
  • Do all gastric bypass patients have bloating and intestinal gas, and is it always foul-smelling?
  • Will I vomit or have diarrhea after the gastric bypass?
  • Are there any foods I cannot eat after the operation?
  • What happens if I eat too much?
  • How will I know if I need a tummy tuck (abdominalplasty/panniulectomy)?
  • When can I drive after surgery?
  • How often will I need to come in for my post-operative appointments?
  • How long do I need to take vitamins and minerals?
  • Why do I have to drink water?
  • Is pregnancy possible after surgery?