If a Lap Band and Lifestyle Change Does Not Produce Satisfactory Weight Loss, What Other Options Are Available?

Are there any added or hidden risks associated with undergoing gastric bypass within a short time (one to two years)?

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Convert to Gastric Sleeve or Bypass

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The revision surgery for gastric band or conversion can improve the previous results. It can become a gastric sleeve or bypass, depending on your eating habits, whether or not reflux, among other things related diseases. What we do know is that conversions have a higher rate of  complications than a primary bariatric surgery


Dominican Republic Bariatric Surgeon
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Failed Lap Band

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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.

Monali Misra, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Bariatric Surgeon

Revision Surgery Options for a failed Lap-Band

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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.

Shawn Garber, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Long Island Bariatric Surgeon
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