Are there any added or hidden risks associated with undergoing gastric bypass within a short time (one to two years)?
If a Lap Band and Lifestyle Change Does Not Produce Satisfactory Weight Loss, What Other Options Are Available?
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Failed Lap Band
The best option is to remove the band and convert to gastric sleeve or sleeve gastrectomy. This will eliminate any future problems with the band and allow for effective weight loss.
Revision Surgery Options for a failed Lap-Band
Lap-Band and all surgical options for weight loss surgery are tolls to help you lose weight but it is important to work with those tools to achieve success. Options for failed Lap-Band include conversion to gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy or the newest procedure called gastric imbrication. You should search for a very experienced revision baraitric surgeon that is a Bariatric Center of Excellence.
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