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Unlike the gastric bypass, the gastric band surgery does not require cutting across the stomach or intestines. This is one aspect that makes gastric band surgery statistically safer than any other weight loss surgery. The surgery is performed laparoscopically. That means four to five small incision are made, just a bit larger than a pencil width, in order to introduce a camera and laparoscopic instruments. The procedure’s safety is evident in the fact that nearly all patients do home the same day of the surgery. Only in rare situations would your surgeon need to make a large incision during your surgery.

Let’s review a few specific complications for gastric band surgery.

Lap Band Slippage

This is when the stomach slips up and through the band. Some surgeons report that this occurs in about 2 – 4% of their cases. If this happens there a few options. In some mild cases, simply removing fluid from the band, which loosens the restriction, may be enough for the stomach to relax and go back into position. In other cases, however a laparoscopic surgery will be required to either revise or replace the band so that the stomach is in proper position. In rare cases, if the slip has been present for a long time before the patient presents to their physician, the band may need to be removed. This is generally rare.
Lap Band Erosion

This occurs where the stomach lining gets irritated to the point that the band erodes into the stomach. No one really knows what the cause of this is. Some surgeons feel it occurs if the stomach is wrapped too tightly around the band. Others think it happens from an ulcer on the inside of the stomach eroding through out the whole stomach wall and into the gastric band. Others think it may be a result of an infection. Thankfully the complication of gastric band erosion is not very common and in several studies seems to occur between 1 – 2 % of cases and generally several months to years after surgery. If it occurs, generally the gastric band would need to be removed, and the stomach is allowed some time to heal. In certain cases the band can be replaced after it is removed for erosion.
Port problems

In order to tighten the Lap Band the port is accessed with a needle and saline is injected into the port. There are a couple of issues that can occur with the port. One thing that can happen is a port flip. This is where the port flips to one side or the other or to the back so that it is difficult or impossible to access it with a needle. If this occurs, the port’s position needs to be revised. Some doctors do this in their office in a sterile procedure room, where they numb the skin and then cut down to the port and flip it back in position. In other cases it is done in a hospital setting. The other issue that can occur with ports is leakage. If the port develops a leak it will need to eventually be replaced and as noted above, this might be done in either an office setting or a hospital setting. Now you know more about New Jersey lap band!

May 30 2010

TonightInRI, is a new website that brings together all of Rhode Island’s restaurant and nightlife scene. The website runs on an “invite only” policy, and provides participating venues with a customized interface that allows them to upload their nightlife and dining information – including pictures and menus

At this moment, more than sixty RI venues have active profiles on TonightInRI. TonightInRI spokesmen have stated that they do plan on capping the amount of venues in the future.

“We listen to a lot of different people, and we learn about various places Rhode Islanders truly enjoy, and visit most frequently,” stated Joshua Unseth, the site’s director of Online Marketing “Our goal is to include the State’s top venues on our site, with the basis being grounded in a running conversation with Rhode Islanders. Our goal is to continuously please them by having their favorite establishments on the site. That’s what we mean by ‘premier.’”

Rhode Island is most known for its expansive restaurant scene, especially in Providence. TonightInRI is a great way for any diner to explore RI restaurants. “The site provides me with a very simple way to display my information, and push it out to people via the internet,” said Fred Goodwin, owner of Bravo Brasserie Restaurant in Downtown Providence. “It increases my web presence at a time when people are acquiring a lot of information from their laptops and cell phones.”

The dinner menus aren’t the only thing that restaurant owners have made available though. The site has information about DJs, live bands, VIP information, karaoke nights, and other special events that bars are putting on. TonightInRI has carved out an interesting niche for itself in the middle of a social media boom. TonightInRI is social engine for bars and dining, a place where bars and restaurants can connect with you.

“We utilize all the latest forms of social media to promote TonightInRI and our member venues,” said Kyle Rowley, one of the site’s creators. “And at the same time, our site allows the members to step out of the noise of Myspace, Facebook, and Twitter, and into a space designed specifically for them and their target audience.”

In a slumping economy marked by double-digit unemployment, Rhode Islanders are turning to the site to find deals and discounts at local establishments. TonightInRI reports that a good amount of site users are navigating pages designated for displaying venues’ daily specials, and many venues are using their presence on the site to showcase their low prices. Don Jose Tequilas, a Mexican restaurant on Federal Hill, boasts a three-course dinner special for only $19.99. Charlie O’s in Narragansett promotes free pool and $5 Bud pitchers.

While Nielsen Co. reports that people are cutting back most on gas, electricity and entertainment, it’s important to note that they are also spending less on food. For the first time in many years, people are eating more meals at home. And when they do eat out, they choose less-expensive restaurants, or places that offer some enticing deals. TonightInRI helps users select the right venue for them.

Tonight in RI is a site featuring Rhode Island Restaurants. If you are looking for something to do tonight, consider checking out Comedy Connections.

May 25 2010

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