Is it possible to convert to liproscopic Gastric Sleeve after Lapband with Plication; at a Center of Excellence? (Photo)
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Conversion of Lapband to Gastric Sleeve
Yes, it is possible to convert a lapband with plication to a Gastric Sleeve. In fact, we do this all the time. There is a slightly higher risk due to it being a revision, but we perform this revision quite often. With the removal of the lapband, the patients finally have their hunger issue addressed long term instead of trying to slap a belt on something to make it smaller.