A Second Chance for Long Term Weight Loss
Patients who have had weight loss surgery may occasionally experience stalls in weight loss, and some patients may regain significant weight. Weight gain may be due to lifestyle changes and can be addressed by making dietary and activity changes, but sometimes changes in weight can be attributed to physiological factors and a revision procedure may be the best course of action.
Dr. Snow offers revisional procedures because he believes people can achieve lasting weight loss success. He performs revisions for patients who have had LAP-BAND® surgery and are not able to maintain weight loss secondary to issues with their band. Repositioning or, in some cases, replacing the band gives them another opportunity to achieve their health goals. Dr. Snow also treats patients who have had a LAP-BAND® placed with another practice and are seeking guidance or a second opinion about available options.
LAP-BAND® Revision Surgery
Sometimes patients with a gastric band aren’t able to achieve or maintain desired weight loss. In this unfortunate event, these patients may require a revision surgery as a result of a gastric band slipping out of place. Dr. Snow and his experienced team are able to tailor a plan and procedure to each patient’s individual situation and goals- whether it be removal, replacement, or conversion to another type of weight loss surgery.
How Does LAP-BAND® Revision Work?
There are a number of ways to revise a LAP-BAND®, which Dr. Snow will recommend depending on your individual needs. In some cases, the gastric band needs to be repositioned. In other instances, the patient may wish for complete band removal with conversion to another bariatric procedure such as a gastric sleeve or gastric bypass. There are even situations where patients experience band slippage or severe acid reflux and wish for complete removal of the device altogether.
Am I a Candidate for LAP-BAND® Revision Surgery?
Before having a revision surgery, it is important to have explore all avenues of jumpstarting weight loss. This may include consultation with a nutritionist and fitness professionals to make both a diet and fitness plan before considering revision surgery.
If you have an adjustable band and you are experiencing difficulty losing or maintaining a healthy weight, or if you are experiencing complications such as abdominal pain or reflux, you may be a candidate for LAP-BAND® revision surgery.
Contact Us Today
We believe you can achieve weight loss success. Our team is dedicated to supporting you throughout your weight loss journey. Contact us today for more information or to schedule your weight loss revision surgery consultation with Dr. Snow.