Lap band slippage
A lap band surgery
can be described as a medical procedure in which a gastric band or a lap band is placed around an overweight person’s stomach, to hold a much smaller amount of food. This lap band slows down the progress of the food swallowed into the digestive tract, which enables the person to eat much less than normal. Therefore, people who go in form this surgery eat less and stay full for a longer period of time, thereby losing a considerable amount of weight over a period of time. However, there are certain risks and side effects associated with this procedure and one of them includes lap band slippage.
What is lap band slippage?
In some cases, a patient’s stomach wall can slip through the band, which is known as lap band slippage. There are two different types of lap band slippage, i.e., posterior slippage and anterior slippage. If the back of the stomach wall slips through the band, it is referred to as a posterior lap band slippage and if the front of the stomach does the same thing, it is called anterior slippage. When this happens, the pouch that was created to old a small amount of food becomes bigger. Lap band slippage could lead to the appearance of an “hourglass”, as the extra stomach tissues cause a bulge above the band.
Lap band slippage causes
There are two main causes that lead to a lap band slippage in most patients. The first cause is that the doctors do not apply the required number of stitches or even of the stiches have bit been applied in the right place. The second probable cause of this is when the patient overeats on a regular basis, which results in him or her vomiting. It is not difficult to diagnose lap band slippage, as it is usually quite visible. Moreover, there are other lap band slippage symptoms
too that are seen by most patients, when this happens.
Lap band slippage symptoms
There are several different signs of lap band slippage
that are seen in most patients. First of all, the patient experiences acid reflux on a frequent basis, which in turn leads to nausea & vomiting. Moreover, the lap band slippage also causes the patient to eat more than normal, after the surgery.