Gastric Band to Sleeve Gastrectomy

Gastric Band to Sleeve Gastrectomy

Though gastric band is a great tool to aid weight loss in obese individuals who have failed to lose weight through diet and exercise, some of them might experience sub-optimal results despite the surgery. In such cases, a weight loss revision surgery from gastric banding to gastric sleeve may come in handy.

Dr. Mario Camelo Ramos is one of the highly proficient weight loss surgeons in Tijuana, Mexico. Lap band to gastric sleeve revision in Tijuana by Dr. Mario Camelo translates to quality care for just a minuscule fraction of the prices charged across the border in the United States.

Complications That Call for a Lap Band Revision

Inadequate weight loss even after getting a lap band may warrant a revision weight loss surgery. Your stomach may also get stretched, thereby leading to inadequate weight loss.

Additionally, the following circumstances may warrant the removal of your lap band:

  • Difficulty in swallowing causing you to choke or throw up every time you have something
  • Restricted  and poor dietary choices, as you might experience vomiting after eating protein-rich foods
  • GERD (Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease) or acid reflux, often caused by band slippage
  • Excessive tightening of the band can result in dilation of the esophagus, making it difficult for you to swallow food
  • Any infections caused by the lap band port

Do keep in mind that any weight loss failure stemming from your lack of commitment to the diet and exercise regimen as directed by your doctor will not make you a candidate for a lap band revision surgery.

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