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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    What are the possible risks and side effects associated with lap band surgery?

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  • Dr Vytauras Kuzinkovas

    Bariatric (Obesity) Surgeon, General Surgeon, Upper GI Surgeon (Abdominal)

    Dr V. Kuzinkovas is a UK trained Consultant Surgeon, specializing in Upper Gastro-Intestinal, Obesity, advanced Laparoscopic and Gastro-Esophageal cancer Surgery. He has Visiting Medical Officer … View Profile

    The disadvantages of Lap Band Surgery include slower and lesser extent of the weight loss, frequent visits to doctor’s surgery needed for band adjustments. The other disadvantages include small risk of band slippages and erosions, requiring revisional surgery, which may include band removal.

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