Should I quit smoking before gastric band surgery?

Is smoking permitted before gastric band surgery?

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Should I quit smoking before gastric band surgery?

Gastric band patients must not smoke at least 1-2 weeks before and after the surgery. Ideally, patients do not smoke at all. Smoking seriously increases the risk of post-op complications, especially short-term complications, such as blood clots, wound healing, stomach ulcers, and pulmonary complications.

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