Southwest Bariatric

Bariatric Revision Surgery &
Adjustable Gastric Band Removal

Adjustable Gastric Banding, or Gastric Band/Lap Band, is a type of bariatric surgery that involves placing an inflatable band around the upper part of the stomach to create a small pouch. This restricts the amount of food that can be eaten, leading to weight loss. However, gastric banding can result in complications such as inadequate weight loss or full weight regain, band slippage, erosion, and infection, which may require removal of the band.

When considering Band removal surgery, first talk to your surgeon about recommending another type of surgery, such as gastric sleeve or gastric bypass to achieve long-term weight loss, as this will often be performed simultaneously at the time of band removal surgery. During gastric band removal surgery, the surgeon will make a small incision in the abdomen and remove the band’s port. Then using laparoscopic or robotic surgery, the gastric band will be removed from around the stomach.

Southwest Bariatric Surgeons offers gastric band removal and bariatric revision surgery as treatment options for patients struggling with complications or inadequate weight loss. Our experienced surgeons are committed to providing our patients with compassionate care and the highest quality of treatment options for gastric band removal, bariatric revision surgery, and other types of weight loss surgery.

How is Bariatric Revision Surgery Performed?

Our surgeons use the daVinci robotic surgery system to perform to perform bariatric revision surgery. The daVinci system is a state-of-the-art surgical technology that allows for greater precision, control, and visualization during the surgery. This results in a shorter hospital stay, less pain, and a faster recovery time for the patient.

During bariatric revision surgery, the surgeon will make small incisions in the abdomen and use robotic instruments and a camera to perform the procedure. The surgeon will control the robotic instruments from a console in the operating room, allowing for greater precision and control during the surgery.

Benefits of Gastric Band Removal and Bariatric Revision Surgery

Gastric band removal and bariatric revision surgery offer several benefits to patients struggling with complications or inadequate weight loss, including:

  1. Improved quality of life: Removal of a problematic gastric band or revision of a previous weight loss surgery can improve a patient’s quality of life by addressing complications or inadequate weight loss.
  2. Greater weight loss: Bariatric revision surgery can result in greater weight loss than the initial weight loss surgery, leading to improved health outcomes.
  3. Improved health: Weight loss surgery can improve or even resolve many obesity-related health issues, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and sleep apnea.

If you are struggling with complications from gastric banding or inadequate weight loss after a previous weight loss surgery, contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced surgeons. We are here to help you achieve your weight loss goals and improve your overall health and well-being.

Weight Loss Surgery Can Change Your Life Forever

If you are struggling with obesity and are interested in learning more about Bariatric Revision Surgery &
Adjustable Gastric Band Removal, contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced surgeons.

We are here to help you on your weight loss journey and improve your health and well-being.