The Second Time Around Takes More Discipline for Successful Revision Surgery
If you’ve had unsuccessful lap band surgery, you know the frustration and shame you suffer from your inability to lose weight, whether or not you were culpable. In fact, you’re not alone, because many patients who have had lap band surgery end up having their lap band device removed so they can undergo the gastric sleeve procedure and get back on their weight loss track. This revision weight loss surgery involves a great deal of help from the bariatric surgeon you see, and you can be sure that the board-certified bariatric surgeons at Beverly Hills Physicians can finally put you on the right track to weight loss success once and for all.
Sometimes patients require revision weight loss surgery because they have had complications crop up from the lap band, which can result from a problem with the device being rejected by the body. Although this is rare, it does occur with some patients who have trouble with the foreign implant and require revision surgery, such as sleeve gastrectomy. With sleeve gastrectomy, you will be eating smaller portions not because a device constricts the stomach, but because about 85% of the stomach will be removed with the operation. You will also feel full much more quickly because the stomach is a much smaller size and cannot hold as large of portions as you were used to eating before the surgery.
If you are a good candidate for revision weight loss surgery, contact us today at (800) 788-1416 to learn more about how we can help you lose the weight for good!