Remove Failed Gastic Band?

Can a bypass or gastric sleeve be performed at the same time my failed gastic band is being removed. The band has embeded into my stomach, causing holes at either side.

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Conversion of failed gastric band

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We commonly convert failed band patients to either sleeve or bypass.  On the other hand, I would not do such a coversion if the band has eroded into the stomach.  I would first remove the band, then come back later to do the sleeve gastrectomy.

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