Results – The Risks: Potential Complications & Less than 1 in 10 Chance of Band Removal
Historically, 30+% of gastric band patients eventually required band removal (8).
However, recent studies have shown the 5-year removal rate drop to under 9% (less than 1 in 10) for patients who maintain continued interaction with their surgical team and follow established guidelines closely (9).
Problems requiring removal of the band range anywhere from your body simply not tolerating the band
(leading to vomiting or an ongoing feeling of discomfort) to band
slippage that can require reoperation.
Fortunately, there are several revision surgery options for patients who need to have their band removed. See our LAP-BAND® Revision Surgery page for all of your revision options.
When comparing the good and the bad LAP-BAND® surgery results,
important to recognize the impact your actions can have.
For example, LAP-BAND® patients who attend support groups lose
noticeably more weight than patients who go it alone (10).
See our Bariatric
Surgery Complications page to learn the 10
minimize your risk for any type of bariatric surgery.