Lapband Revision

One Surgical Specialists

Robotic Surgery & General Surgery located in Tri-State Area, Hackensack, NJ & Tri-State Area, Parsippany, NJ

Are you unhappy with your lap band procedure results? Your symptoms and lack of weight loss might be leaving you frustrated. The compassionate team at One Surgical Specialists in Hackensack, New Jersey, has the expertise and experience to do lap band revision. They’re also ready to provide you with another bariatric choice to help you lose weight. Call the office today to book a consultation or make your appointment online.

Lapband Revision Q&A

What is a lap band revision?

Lap band revision is commonly done to revise your previous lap band weight loss procedure. In the past, an adjustable gastric band was considered safe and effective.

The procedure involves placing an inflatable silicone band around the upper portion of your stomach to help you lose weight. It creates a small pouch above the band, leaving the larger part of your stomach below it intact but not used. The intent of the procedure is to limit your food intake and slow your eating.

However, results have failed to help patients effectively lose weight and have caused symptoms like:

  • Heartburn
  • Food intolerance
  • Esophageal dilation
  • Band erosion/port infection

The One Surgical Specialists team offers lap band revision surgery to remove your lap band. At the same time, they can do you another, more effective bariatric surgery, like gastric bypass or a sleeve gastrectomy. The lap band revision helps you transition to a more effective way to lose weight.

How does lap band revision work?

Your lap band revision can be done laparoscopically. Your surgeon can go in through your old incision, avoiding additional scarring. They cut the scar tissue around the gastric band, cut the tubing and lap band, and pull it out. The port is also removed.

Your surgeon can immediately do a more effective bariatric procedure that you and they have discussed, or you can have a revision three months later.

Should I have my lap band revision converted to another weight loss option?

The removal of your lap band offers you immediate relief from the complications you’ve suffered, like nausea and/or vomiting. Making the decision to convert to another bariatric procedure during your lap band removal has its advantages.

A gastric bypass can cause you to feel less hungry and allow for significant weight loss. It offers a very low risk of complications.

Your doctor at One Surgical Specialists consults with you about how the procedure works and what your options are for conversion. With several to choose from, your doctor makes sure that you’re well informed so you can make the best decision.

To find out if you’re a candidate for lap band revision, call the One Surgical Specialists office today or book your appointment online.