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Vertical Banded Gastroplasty

Patients will need to modify their eating habits following this surgery. Risks can include band breakdown and failure of the staple line.


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Choosing a Shoe That Fits

  • Buy a shoe one-half inch longer than your longest toe.

  • The forefoot should not be crowded; be sure your toes can extend.

  • Be sure there's a snug fit around the heel of the shoe.

  • Your feet expand when bearing weight, so stand when your feet are measured.

  • In many people, one foot is larger than the other. Shoes should be fitted to your longer and wider foot.

  • Consider not buying high-heeled shoes. These put pressure on the toes, which can lead to bunions and other foot problems.

  • Remember that weather affects your feet. They get smaller in cold weather and expand in hot weather.

  • If you have diabetes, pay special attention to shoe fit. Poorly fitting shoes can lead to infections.

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