Dr. Gonzalez explains if a woman will still experience hunger after having the LAP-BAND® procedure.
The adjustable bands have a little bit more difficulty in controlling hunger. There is occasionally some decrease of appetite, initially probably in the first few days to a week, but then with time, the hunger will return, and then, right around the first month when the patients are hungry and they are eating, we begin the adjustments of the band. And then, the adjustments will control the patient’s eating habits and therefore, decrease their hunger.
About Dr. Gonzalez, M.D.:
Anthony Gonzalez, M.D., is a general and bariatric surgeon at the Baptist Hospital of Miami and South Miami Hospital. He has been practicing medicine for more than 10 years and focuses his interest on bariatric surgery and laparoscopic surgery.