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Lap-Band Consideration
Sep 16, 2007

I have HIV (great health status - no meds needed at this point) and HEP C (good health there as well) and am considering getting the Lap-Band surgery. Would I be unqualified or anything due to HIV or HEP C status? Would there be any complications specific to me for these issues? I am overweight (280 lbs/5'10 tall) and this seems like a great alternative!

Response from Dr. McGovern

It is certainly important to address your weight. Hepatitis C and fatty liver are a bad combination in terms of liver fibrosis (scarring) progression. Losing weight would certainly be of benefit.

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