Lap ban surgery is ever safer and advanced surgery for weight loss. It is quite safer and carries fewer complication then open gastric bypass surgery. Nevertheless it also has some complication which you should be aware with before having your lap ban surgery. Along with other Lap ban surgery complication it has some common complication which is generally attached with all major surgeries.
One of the common complications is mortality rate but luckily lap band surgery has less than 1%. And other complications you can say it as side-effects are not permanent. You can have it for certain period. You have not to bother about that. Many of the complications are general and are also affects according to age, sex and body condition mean presence of disease. Most of patients feel complication that is problems just 2 or 3 weeks after surgery some may be before or after. You cannot say directly about the percentages of lap ban surgery complications. All the complications differ from patients to patients. The most common complication or side-effect is vomiting or nausea. Vomiting occur when you eat a larger chunky food or drink plenty of water. It is normal case but sometime it leads complication of slippage of band which sometime requires re-operation. So you have to be careful every time after surgery. Vomiting may also occur if your lap band has some blockage and having problem in passing food.
One third of patients suffer from regurgitation (gastroesophageal reflux). This is due to port problem. As you drink only water and amount of food is generally very less then it obvious of having less stool and constipation. Some time you notice watery stool, water goes in and out. It leads to the problem of diarrhea and dehydration. Soon you should consult to your doctor and drink plenty of water. After some time you will get rid from this problem. Other complications are erosion of lap band in stomach, leakage of lap band, port problem, difficulty in swallowing, and more fluid in lap band which can be cured out either by adjusting lap band or some may require re-operation. But it can be cured out.
In a very small amount of patients there may be the problems or complications like inflammation of the stomach, migration of the stomach above the diaphragm (hiatal hernia), inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis), abdominal pain, flatulence, chest pain and infection. The percentage of patients having these complications is less than 1%. There are some other complications too. So, it’s better to talk to your surgeon before lap ban surgery about whole related thing and also check it whether you are eligible for this surgery or not because complication may also affect according to body condition too.