In certain occasions we offer a revision operation for patients who had LAP-BAND, gastric sleeve or gastric bypass surgery and were not able to lose significant weight. Although these operations are usually performed laparoscopically, they are longer and more complicated than the original surgery. When you call our office please mention the type of gastric surgery you had. We do not revise patients with failed gastric stapling (VBG) or Molina Band. Dr. Spivak is one of the more experienced surgeons in the country for revision surgery from the LAP-BAND to gastric bypass; see his recent publication and presentation at the “Research” section. Below please find a table that exlains your revision option.
Initial procedure Reason for failure Revision porcedure
Gastric Banding any Gastric bypass or sleeve
Gastric Sleeve stretching, large antrum Re-sleeve or duodenal switch
Gastric Bypass large pouch Re-size pouch