Gastric Band Evaluation and Possible Revision
Gastric Banding surgery was for years a very common option for weight loss surgery.
Being less invasive than gastric bypass surgery, and having acceptable results in general, it was one of the very common weight loss procedures done 10 years ago. But over the last 10 years many reports showed higher than expected complications, and failure rates, and with the introduction of Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Band surgery became a much less common used weight loss procedure in the US. Houston Sleeve Surgery Clinic does not recommend the Gastric Banding surgery.
For those patients who have gastric bands, and are enjoying the restriction they provide and the weight loss they help maintain, we recommend to all of them to have a very close follow up with an experienced weight loss surgeon that monitor their health, bands, and address any issues that could be developing, we do not recommend the routine removal of a completely functional non-complicated Gastric Band, verified by an experienced bariatric surgeon, we rather recommend a close follow up.
What If My Gastric Band is Non-Functional, or Causing Me Medical Problems?
When a Gastric Band patient sees no significant weight loss, or regains weight after losing, many options are available, including evaluation, and possible Revisional Surgery.
If you are a Gastric Band patient and have issues, including and not limited to:
Recurrent nausea, vomiting, regurgitation, acid reflux, discomfort, cough, or any abdominal or chest pain: then an urgent medical evaluation is extremely important because risk of band slippage, erosion, scarring, ischemia, esophageal injury, etc. are all possible and need to be addressed immediately to avoid major morbidities or possible mortalities.
What is Revisional Bariatric Surgery?
It is simply to change one procedure to another, or in some cases, it is to reverse a procedure.
Gastric Band Removal, and Revision to Gastric Sleeve, or Gastric Bypass surgery:
After a thorough evaluation and obtaining needed tests, we will explain to you the various options available based on your individual results, these options might include if you have a non-functional, or complicated Gastric Band: Gastric Band Removal, Gastric Band removal and Gastric Sleeve vs. Bypass surgery. Many factors are considered when providing you with the appropriate plan, including and not limited to your general health, weight, band position, presence of slippage, erosion, hiatal hernia, or esophageal dysfunction…etc.
Revisional weight loss Surgery should be done only by highly trained, experienced, and qualified surgeons, as it is more complex in general than a primary surgical procedure. Our surgeons are board certified, fellowship trained, and have extensive experience with revisional weight loss and Reflux surgery.
Evaluate and Monitor Your Gastric Band, and See What Options You Have, Today:
It starts with taking the first step. To schedule a consultation contact Houston Sleeve Surgery Clinic at 713-469-3059.
All weight loss claims are due to surgery and before and after care. Results will vary by person and are based upon the patient, the surgery type and the compliance with the aftercare program. As with any Medical procedure or surgery, there are specific risks and possible complications. If you have specific questions about the procedure we suggest you arrange for a consult with the Doctor.
Houston Sleeve Surgery Clinic Weight Loss Program Includes:
- Patients Are Carefully Monitored Under Our Physician's Care
- Guidance by Our Staff Physician and Program Dietitian
- Prioritize Real Food and Physical Activity
- Not A Quick Fix, It Is Your Lifestyle Change!
- Educational, Well-Balanced and Inclusion of Physical Activity Provides Long Term Benefits After Completion Of Program
- Portion of Program Expenses May Be Covered By Insurance
- Signature Meal Replacement and Supplements