If I have had my lap band removed can I still qualify to have a gastric balloon?
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Balloon after Lap Band?
If you have had prior stomach surgery, such as bariatric surgery or reflux surgery, you are not a candidate for a gastric balloon. The risks in this situation are substantially elevated. In this case, your options would include a sleeve gastrectomy or a gastric bypass, or, less commonly, another gastric band. Most patients would opt for either a sleeve or a bypass. With an experienced surgeon, either of these can be performed safely and with good results in patients that have had prior Lap Bands. This is a situation that we see commonly in our practice and provides patients with a good option after a prior Lap Band.
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