You are not alone! There may be circumstances in which your primary bariatric procedure does not provide the long lasting results you are looking for. You have options at New York Weight Loss & Surgery. Below is one of our most commonly performed bariatric revisional surgeries:
Lap Band surgery can be a highly effective weight loss procedure for many patients. However there is no such thing as a 100% success rate with any bariatric surgery. Many Lap Band patients initially experienced excellent weight loss and health improvement following their surgery, but then their band may have failed due to technical reasons not related to restriction, such as a band slip, band erosion, or port infection. In some of these situations, the Lap Band can be revised and the patient can keep their Lap Band and continue on their successful weight loss journey.
However, under these circumstances, some of these patients may need to have their Lap Band removed and converted to another restrictive procedure, such as the gastric sleeve.
Other Lap Band revision patients may have never really succeeded with their band. Maybe weight loss or health improvement was minimal or did not meet the patient’s expectations. Some patients may have had Lap Band surgery and were then unable to maintain their band through frequent aftercare visits for adjustments, or may have been completely lost to follow up care.
Regardless of the circumstances, a Lap Band to gastric sleeve conversion can be a very effective option for re-engaging weight loss and meeting your weight loss goals.