Laparoscopic Gastric Band FAQ

1. How long will it take to recover after surgery?
2. How much weight will I lose?
3. How do weight loss results of the band compare to those of gastric bypass?
4. Does the band require frequent office visits after surgery?
5. How is the band adjusted?
6. Do I have to be careful with the access port just underneath my skin?
7. Can the band be removed?
8. Will I be sick a lot after the operation?
9. Will I need plastic surgery for the surplus skin when I have lost a lot of weight?
10. Will I feel hungry or deprived with the laparoscopic adjustable gastric band?
11. What will happen if I become ill?
12. Does the band limit any physical activity?
13. What about pregnancy?
14. What about alcohol?
15. Can I eat anything in moderation?
16. Will I suffer from constipation?