Before considering surgery for anyone we would need to establish that you have made every effort to succeed with your primary procedure and that the potential to get this procedure working without the need for more surgery has been exhausted. This is most common for gastric band patients. We occasionally find that incorrect adjustment of the gastric band, or poor aftercare, was the reason for failure. The band or access port may also be leaking given the impression of failure, when in fact the problem is mechanical (and not with the patient). In cases like this we would always attempt to get the band working as it should before undertaking more surgery.
When discussing the prospects of revision surgery with you, we are motivated by 3 things:
- Your safety and wellbeing – that your procedure can and will be undertaken safely,
- Your weight loss success - that you can expect to lose weight with the revision procedure, and
- That the procedure will deliver the health benefits sought. This is particularly important for people already living with weight related health problems.
If you are eligible, based on the criteria above, its time to discuss your circumstances in more detail.
Please call us on 0800 313 4618 or contact us using the form here, and we can schedule your face to face surgeon consultation. This will be free of charge and without obligation.