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Is There a Risk of Death When Using the LAP-BAND System?

Answer: 

As with other major surgeries, death is considered a potential risk. However, the LAP-BAND® System has a lower mean short-term mortality rate compared with gastric bypass (0.05 percent, approximately 1/10 the mortality rate of gastric bypass).

To find out more about the potential LAP-BAND risks and complications, please call LAP-BAND VIP at 1-855-690-0560.