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Bariatric Surgery

LAP-BAND® Surgery Complications and Risks

LAP-BAND Risks and Complications During Surgery

LAP-BAND® surgery is a less invasive, less complicated procedure than gastric bypass surgery. As a result, LAP-BAND surgery risks and complications are few.

Risks and Complications After LAP-BAND Surgery

LAP-BAND surgery risks and complications at the Bariatric Center of the Rockies include:

  • Slippage (stomach gets under the band): less than 3 percent
  • Erosion (band wears into stomach): less than 1 percent
  • Perforation: 0 percent.

All complications are treatable through laparoscopic surgery to replace, repair or remove the band.

Contact the patient navigator at Bariatric Center of the Rockies for more information.

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