The Danger of Gastric Lap Band Slippage

Lap band surgery is supposed to improve your life.  It is supposed to take care of your weight problem and associated health problems such as high blood pressure and diabetes.

However, it is not without dangers.

Gastric lap band slippage is one potential danger that patients need to remain alert to well after the surgery takes place.  Slippage may be more likely if the patient was not given proper instructions about what to avoid eating and drinking after surgery or if the surgical technique used to put in the lap band was flawed.

Gastric lap band slippage complications can include excessive vomiting and the stomach becoming wrapped around or entwined with the band, which can be fatal. 

For more information about your potential legal recovery after a gastric lap band slippage, please contact a Pennsylvania surgical malpractice lawyer.