In a very small number of cases, patients decide that they simply no longer wish to work with their gastric band, and that they want it removed. There are many reasons why you might be considering this, you may be tired of sticking to the diet and eating behavioural regime that is needed for success with a band, or perhaps you simply don't want the band inside you any longer (read more on band removal
). If, however, you are looking to have your band removed because you are suffering with reflux, it's worth noting that this can be resolved. Reflux is usually caused by the band being too tight or because the diet guidance is not being followed.
Before deciding to have your band removed by choice, it’s often a good idea to consider one last effort to make it work. It can be helpful to arrange a one to one consultation with a specialist consultant or nurse to look again at your diet regime and see whether there are some small changes you can make together to help you work with the band. It’s always better to avoid surgery unless it’s absolutely necessary so if there remains the chance of success, we prefer to keep the band in place and work with it rather than remove it.
If you're tired of living with your band and are considering having it removed, please call us on 0800 313 4618
to discuss your options. At consultation we will discuss whether you really are at the end of the line and if you still wish to have your band removed, we can arrange it for you.
To discuss your options or book a free consultation, make an online enquiry or call 0800 313 4618
Please note: If you have a gastric bypass and think you may require revisional surgery, go to bypass revision via endoscopy