What is a Band to sleeve? Despite the lapband producing successful weight loss, many patients have not lost enough weight or are experiencing side effects or complications, and seek alternative revision bariatric surgery. Band to sleeve is a straight forward revision surgery in experienced hands where the band and port would be removed and simultaneous gastric sleeve is performed with excellent results.
Dr. Ganta uses a minimally invasive laparoscopic approach in which he creates tiny incisions and removes the band, scar tissue, and about 80% of your stomach. This leaves you with a new stomach “sleeve” that’s about the same dimensions as a small banana.
The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and generally takes 60-90 minutes. Many patients go home the same day after surgery.
In general, you may be a good candidate for band to sleeve surgery if:
Dr. Ganta performs an UGI X ray in office on the same day of your consultation and determines the correct plan for you moving forward.
Dr. Ganta generally discharges you on the same day or one night in the hospital, as soon as you're able to tolerate a clear liquid diet. Most patients get back to their usual routine in around one week.
A new eating and exercise plan is an integral part of your weight loss program. NuSelf Bariatrics also offers support groups.
After band to sleeve surgery, most patients lose significant extra weight within a year. Many NuSelf Bariatrics patients lose 75-95% of their extra weight within two years.
Learn how to lose weight and reclaim your health through band to sleeve now. Call NuSelf Bariatrics or book online anytime.