the Band Over Bypass Procedure
We understand that you are frustrated with your weight loss progress. You have achieved so much in the past, and we want to help you get to that point again. To help you get back to your goal weight, the band over bypass surgery can help.
The band over bypass procedure is designed to help those who have already undergone gastric bypass surgery and have subsequently regained some or all of the weight back.
Commonly known as the lap band, in band over bypass, an adjustable gastric band is placed over the upper part of the stomach, making a small pouch that holds very little food. This not only helps with portion control, but allows you to feel full for longer. The lap-band procedure can re-start weight loss in someone who has undergone gastric bypass and has regained weight. Post-gastric bypass banding helps to continue efforts to lose weight.
How is Band Over Bypass Performed?
At Marina Weight Loss center, we specialize in a wide variety of laparoscopic surgeries. All of our specialized doctors perform our weight loss surgeries with the most advanced, minimally invasive technologies, allowing you to get the best results without the risks. Our doctors will make a series of small incisions, rather than one large cut, to insert a camera and other medical instruments that can lower the chances of surgical complications and result in faster recovery.
Using these tools, our doctors will place the lap band around the pouch, as the part is placed under the sign in the above muscle. This part allows the clinician to adjust the amount of saline in the band. Our Bariatric team will guide you in your process to lose weight.
The Band Over Bypass Procedure
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Getting Started with Band Over Bypass Surgery
At Marina Weight Loss Center, we are dedicated to helping you find the right weight loss surgery for your body. We take the time to get to know you and your goals to match you with the right surgery, team, and solutions to help you reach your goals in a way that fits your lifestyle. If you are ready to stop gaining weight and get your health back, please do not hesitate to reach out to us today.
Band Over Bypass FAQ
If you are looking for more information regarding the band over bypass surgery, we are here to help. Read through our most frequently asked questions and answers below.
Q. What Benefits Can I Receive from Band Over Bypass Surgery?
A. With the band over bypass surgery, you can experience many benefits. One thing that many of our patients love about the band over bypass, or lap band, is that it is adjustable. There is no other Bariatric surgery of its kind. To help increase or stabilize your weight loss, we can assist you in adjusting the size of the band. The tighter the band, the more controlled your appetite will be. This procedure is provided to assist you in sustaining long-term weight loss.
Q. Are There Any Risks Associated with Band Over Bypass Surgery?
A. Like with all surgeries, there can be some risks. Because the lap band procedure requires no cutting, stapling, or other internal incisions, there are generally less risks than with other procedures.
You may experience nausea when first being fitted with the band, as your body is getting used to your new portion sizes. If severe nausea continues for an extended period of time, please reach out to us. Our doctors will be able to make adjustments to your band, allowing you to feel better while still reaching your weight loss goals.
Q. How Long Will it Take to Recover from the Band Over Bypass Surgery?
A. Recovery time for the band over bypass procedure is similar to that for the lap band. The hospital stay is minimal, usually no more than 24 hours. Within about one week, you will be able to return to your normal activity level—less time than with other surgeries. For a couple of weeks, you will need to follow a special diet as your body gets used to the lap band.
Periodically, you will need to come in for adjustments and post-operative checkups. This follow-up care is a normally scheduled part of the weight loss surgery process.