Answers to your most commonly asked questions about gastric band surgery.
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How do the weight-loss results with the gastric band compare to those with the gastric bypass?
How much weight will I lose?
Will I be ill after the operation?
How long will it take to recover after surgery?
Does the gastric band require frequent visits to my doctor after surgery?
Can the band be removed?
Do I have to be careful with the access port underneath my skin?
How is the band adjusted?
Is it true that the gastric band seems tighter in the morning?
Will I need plastic surgery for the excess skin when I have lost a lot of weight?
What will happen if I become ill?
Does the gastric band limit any physical activity?
What about pregnancy?
Will I feel hungry or deprived with the gastric band?
Can I eat anything in moderation?
What if I go out to eat?
What about alcohol?
What about taking medication?
Will I need to take vitamin supplements?