Band to Sleeve Revision
The lap band procedure, also called gastric band, involves limiting the capacity of the stomach using an adjustable ring, which results in reduced appetite, and subsequently, weight loss. While the lap band procedure is known to produce good outcomes for many people, in some cases, it is to be removed due to complications. Band to sleeve revision, is performed to reverse the complications caused by lap band or help with more weight loss.
How it’s Done
Band to sleeve revision is a minimally invasive, laparoscopic procedure that generally takes about 1.5 hours. It involves the removal of the lap band and insertion of a sizing device, followed by a reduction in the size of the stomach. Nearly 80 percent of the outer stomach is removed, resulting in a banana-shaped stomach which is 25 percent of the original size.
Why Choose Band to Sleeve Revision
In cases where the lap band causes complications such as band slippage, food intolerance, frequent heartburn, or inadequate weight loss, opting for band to sleeve revision can provide much necessary relief. Undergoing a revision surgery can also help boost weight loss. The benefits of undergoing a band to sleeve revision, include:
- Better Quality of Life: Post band to sleeve revision, you can expect a boost in the overall quality of life as the unpleasant complications such as heartburn or food intolerance are completely eliminated.
- Increased Weight Loss: When the weight loss is not adequate with a lap band, undergoing a band to sleeve revision can accelerate weight loss and produce significant results.
- Reduced Risk of Comorbidities: Comorbidities of obesity such as type-2 diabetes and high blood pressure can be curtailed due to the weight loss produced by the band to sleeve revision procedure.
Talk to Us Today
DFW Bariatrics and General Surgery in Dallas are experienced in performing a host of weight loss procedures, including sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, lap band, and revision surgeries, among others. If you or a loved one are looking to opt for band to sleeve revision in Dallas, Fort Worth, and nearby places in Texas, get in touch with us. Simply call 469-620-0222 or email [email protected].