Common Reasons for Lap-Band Revision

lap band revision surgery houston Lap-Band revision procedures are actually a relatively common part of achieving sustainable weight loss for many patients. Lap-Band is a restrictive bariatric procedure only, meaning that the only mechanism through which it encourages weight loss is by restricting the amount that patients can eat. Because banding is one of the least effective types of weight loss surgery,and for many other reasons, patients may need a revision at their weight loss clinic in Houston to help them achieve their best possible results.

Slips of the Lap-Band are one common cause of revision. Slips can cause both acute medical emergencies and long-term chronic problems and must be repaired as soon as possible. Erosion of the band can occur, which increases the risk of infection. In other patients, the Lap-Band is simply not effective enough, and they struggle to control their eating. Metabolic issues can also interfere with this type of procedure. For these patients, surgeons may suggest gastric bypass or gastric sleeve surgery as an alternative, they both could be done at the same time of band removal or later, depending on multiple factors you and your surgeon could consider before and at time of surgery.

Disclaimer: This is only for general information. All patients should consult their doctors prior to following any of the recommendations in any articles and videos. Every patient has individual needs and limitations that only their treating physicians can be aware of.

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