Gastric Band – Warranty
When you have your band with Healthier Weight you have peace of mind that if you are unlucky enough to experience a complication, you’re protected. Under this warranty we meet the cost of corrective surgery when you experience a recognised band complication. No quibble!
Our incidence rate for band complications is low compared to other centres. Nonetheless risk cannot be eradicated altogether. A patient may be unlucky enough to experience a complication, as examples a leak from the band or an infection, and it would be neither your fault or ours. In these situations the warranty provides for a corrective procedure to treat the problem.
How long does the warranty last?
Our standard gastric band package includes a 2 year warranty from the date of your procedure. You also have the option to extend that warranty, at an additional cost, to 5 years.
Which gastric band complications are covered?
The warranty covers the common associated with gastric band surgery. In the table below, we have listed each of these together with details on how it is diagnosed, and the treatment provided.
|Complication||Method of diagnosis||Revision treatment provided|
|Band slippage||X-Ray/clinical history||Band repositioning, replacement or removal depending on nature of slippage|
|Band erosion||X-Ray/Endoscopy||Band removal|
|Band leakage||X-Ray adjustment/clinical history||Access port/Band replacement depending on location of leak|
|Inaccessible port||X-Ray||Access port repositioning|
|Access port infection||Clinical examination/laboratory tests||Port removal and subsequent replacement|