Revision After Gastric Bypass
Band over bypass revision surgery may be a surgical weight loss option if previous gastric bypass surgery failed to result in significant weight loss, or if you have regained weight initially lost after bypass surgery.
Although weight gain after gastric bypass is uncommon, in time the stomach pouch created during a bypass can grow. This may cause a gradual loss of the sensation of fullness after meals, which may lead to increased food intake and weight gain.
In band over bypass revision surgery, a gastric band is placed around the remaining stomach pouch. It is then tightened to create physical restriction and restore the feeling of being full after a meal.
Less invasive than a gastric bypass, the band over bypass procedure allows many patients to go home on the day of surgery.