While gastric banding (or LAP Band surgery) is a semi-permanent procedure it is not uncommon for LAP Band patients to require removal, replacement or repositioning of the device over time. Fortunately for those patients who want or need to have the device removed, the procedure is 100% reversible, with the stomach capable of “healing” itself and returning to its normal shape and size after a period of time. Dr. David Davtyan, at The Weight Loss Surgery Center of Los Angeles, is highly experienced in LAP Band Removal and revision.
Weight loss surgeries do sometimes times need to be revised to remedy unwanted side effects, insufficient weight loss, and other complications.
Here at The Weight Loss Surgery Center of Los Angeles, we offer a variety of bariatric surgery revision options. Revisions can often be done laparoscopically, which means you can be back on your road to weight loss with a simple and minimally invasive revision procedure.
Reasons For Lap Band Removal Or Revision
There are a number of reasons why a patient might elect to or need to undergo Lap Band removal or Lap Band revision. These include:
Band slippage/gastric prolapse – 5% incidence in our hands
Band leakage or other malfunction – 0.3% in our hands
A band which is eroding into the stomach – 0.5% in our hands
Inadequate or unsatisfactory weight loss results –rare in our hands
Dr. David Davtyan is an experienced bariatric surgeon who is extremely knowledgeable in his field. Our weight loss doctors can provide you with complete information regarding all of your bariatric surgery revision options. Contact our offices today to schedule your consultation.
How Is Lap Band Removal Done?
Just as with the initial placement, the removal or repositioning of a gastric banding device can be done laparoscopically as an outpatient at The Weight Loss Surgery Center of Los Angeles. This means that the entire surgery is conducted using several small surgical instruments and a thin, lighted viewing instrument, all of which are inserted through a few small incisions in the abdomen.
Best Lap Band Removal Surgeon In Los Angeles & Beverly Hills
If you are considering Lap Band removal in Los Angeles, you have come to the right place. Our surgeon is an expert in the safe and proper removal of gastric banding devices. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will make sure that all of your questions are answered so you feel completely comfortable and informed before proceeding with surgery.
Weight Loss Revision Surgery Consultation
Regardless of what is causing you to consider bariatric surgery revision in Los Angeles, you owe it to yourself to get all the information before proceeding. After taking the time to examine your situation, our surgeons will make recommendations to improve and address the issues you are having. These recommendations will vary depending upon which procedure you initially underwent and what issues you are now experiencing.