Gastric Band over Bypass
The Gastric Band procedure helps you lose additional weight by physically changing the size of your stomach. When your stomach is smaller, it reduces the amount of food you can eat at one time. Gastric banding over Bypass may also help you feel fuller sooner and for longer than usual. As you eat less food, your body will stop storing the excess calories and start using its fat supply for energy.
Gastric banding over Bypass has been shown to resolve or improve:
Type 2 diabetes
High blood pressure
Gastric Band Removal with conversion
Lap band removal is becoming more and more popular. As many as half of all people with gastric bands eventually have their lap band taken out and converted to a different weight loss surgery.
Fortunately, there are options for revising a gastric band to another weight loss surgery to maintain and improve long-term weight loss and health problems.
The Gastric Band Removal Procedure
Regardless of how your initial gastric band surgery was performed, it will likely be possible for your removal procedure to be performed laparoscopically and a conversion to a new weight loss surgery may be possible at the same time.
After the gastric band removal procedure you may be able to leave the hospital on the day of your procedure or have a short (one- to two-day) hospital stay depending on existing medical conditions, or if you choose to convert to another weight loss surgical procedure.
The removal procedure is low risk.