Another Failed LapBand

Dear Dr Rutledge I had a lap band placed in April 2007. I lost about 30 lbs initially and never was able to get to the “right fill” for weight loss. A year later, I developed an incisional hernia that I had repaired.  The surgeon I chose to do the repair was a general surgeon … Continue reading Another Failed LapBand Female Hair Loss Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2009 Mar;28(1):19-32.Click here to read Links Hair loss in women. Camacho-Martínez FM. Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena, Seville, Spain. Female pattern hair loss (FPHL) is a clinical problem that is becoming more common in women. Female alopecia with androgen increase is … Continue reading 80% of Gastric Bypass patients Vitamin D Defficient Obes Surg. 2009 May;19(5):590-4. Epub 2008 Oct 11. Vitamin D status before Roux-en-Y and efficacy of prophylactic and therapeutic doses of vitamin D in patients after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. Mahlay NF, Verka LG, Thomsen K, Merugu S, Salomone M. Saint Vincent Charity Hospital, 2351 East … Continue reading

Higher risk for Adverse Events, especially serious type 1 reactions, with iron dextran therapy than and suggest that iron sucrose (Venofer) carries the lowest risk for hypersensitivity reactions. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2005 Jul;20(7):1443-9. Epub 2005 Apr 26.Click here to read Links Hypersensitivity reactions and deaths associated with intravenous iron preparations. Bailie GR, Clark JA, Lane … Continue reading Mortality Rate Sleeve Gastrectomy Over 1 per 100 National Study Mortality Rate Sleeve Gastrectomy Over 1 per 100 (1.4%)! New Study of All Sleeve Gastrectomies in Germany Beginning January 1, 2005, the status and outcomes of bariatric surgery were examined in Germany. Results The total study contains 3,122 patients. From January 2006 to December … Continue reading

Kim commented: "My husband, brother in law, and 3 best friends had MGB. My dad and sister had Lap band. No comparison between the two. If you want to throw up everyday....and feel like you have something hung up in your throat, get the lap band. The results with MGB are superior!!