Gastric Bypass after Lap Band Surgery
Gastric Bypass after Lap Band SurgeryThe Lap Band has shown tremendous results for many patients, but no surgical operations yields the exact same level of success for everyone. As a result, there are some patients interested in pursuing gastric bypass after Lap Band surgery. Here at Dr. Feiz & Associates, we offer both procedures, and we consult closely with patients to help them determine the best course of action. If you have tried the Lap Band, but are unsatisfied with your weight loss, you may be eligible for gastric bypass.
There are a few pieces of information that you should know when considering whether or not to get gastric bypass after Lap Band surgery. Gastric bypass is more invasive than the Lap Band. While the Lap Band involves no cutting to internal organs and is completely reversible, gastric bypass on the other hand involves both the cutting and stapling of your stomach and bowels. That said, gastric bypass offers a faster initial rate of weight loss.
If you are interested in getting gastric bypass after Lap Band surgery, we encourage you to contact our office with any questions or concerns that you might have. Our specialists can help you better understand the process, the risks and benefits, and whether or not gastric bypass is a suitable option for you.