Post-operative complications rates for the gastric band are low, but even in the best centres they do happen from time to time. Any provider who does not explain band complications and their incidence is not giving you the full story. The common recognised complications are:
- Device failure - port or tubing leakage
- Flipped access port
- Access port infection
- Band slippage
- Band erosion
If you experience one of these complications and you do not have a warranty you would have to pay again to have revisional surgery in a specialist hospital by a specialist surgeon. You should assume that your risk of experiencing one of these complications within 2 years is 1 in 20. In some other centres the risk is far higher.
Because our complication rates are so low we are the only provider able to offer a 2 year band warranty in our standard band package. It means you have financial peace of mind safe in the knowledge you’ll be cared for in a specialist centre, and at no additional cost. You are free to concentrate on maximising your weight loss