Lap Band To Gastric Sleeve


For some patients, the gastric band may lead to suboptimal weight loss for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, making certain the band is adequately adjusted, proper nutrition, and exercise can reverse this condition. There are some, however, who need a revision procedure. Removing the band and performing the Gastric Sleeve can be a good option.

The procedure takes about 90 minutes to perform, and is performed laparoscopically through tiny skin incisions.  The gastric band is removed, and the over-sewn stomach is unrolled.  A large portion of the stomach is surgically removed, creating a smaller tube-like stomach pouch, which causes satiety with a small amount of food.  This can lead to dramatic weight loss.


What can I expect after treatment?
•    1 to 2 night hospital stay
•    Return to work within 7-10 days
•    Liquid diet post-surgery, and progressed incrementally to solid diet over 4 weeks
•    Patients can feel satiety after smaller portions of food, and can lose significant weight.
•    Eating a high protein, low calorie, low fat, low carbohydrate diet, and living an active lifestyle will optimize weight loss.

If you had a Gastric Band and inadequate weight loss, feel free to ask Dr. Mehta about your options; as well as the expected weight loss in your particular situation.

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