|Can a HIV patient get the lapband and will meds still work afterwards?
Dec 8, 2010
If a HIV patient is on meds can they get the lapband procedure done with no problem? After the surgery will their med still be absorb ok in their stomach?
| Response from Dr. Henry
Several HIV+ patients in our clinic have undergone a variety of weight reduction procedures with results generally mirroring the general population. After such surgery would usually monitor HIV related blood tests more carefully for a while to look for any detrimental changes in absorption of key HIV meds but would usually expect minimal/modest problems. KH
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