What is Lap-Band?

Category: Surgeries


The LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding System is a gastric banding system that helps a person gradually lose and control weight by reducing the amount of food that the stomach can hold at one time.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Lap-Band

Side effect Patients
Abdominal cramps 1
Choking on food 1
Coughing while eating 1
Pain 1
Post-surgical pain 1
Stomach pain 1

Show all 7 reported side effects


Stopped having Lap-Band

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 16
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 6
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1 patient evaluation for Lap-Band

May 30, 2011 (Started May 30, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for obesity)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: I think it's a great idea, but with my other disabilities it's made it hard to keep up with Dr appts and adjustments!

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