Port leaks are easily fixed when diagnosed. When we know the band is losing fluid, the clue that it is the access port that is leaking (and not the tubing or band itself) is that the saline (salt water) we draw from the band is ‘gin clear’. This is important because these leaks cannot usually be seen under x-ray examination. You can read why gastric bands leak here.
If your band is leaking from the access port it can be easily fixed through replacing the access port. This is a simple procedure that takes 15-20 minutes. For your comfort it is done under general anaesthetic. You would normally be discharged within a few hours of the procedure being completed. Once replaced, adjustments can recommence about 5 weeks later.
See prices and finances plans for port replacement here.
Call us today on 0800 313 4618 to schedule your free of charge surgeon consultation or request a consultation here.