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Band To Sleeve Specialist

NuSelf Bariatrics

Bariatric Surgeon & Medical Weight Loss Physician located in Austin, TX & Cedar Park, TX

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.

Band to Sleeve Q & A

How does gastric sleeve surgery work?

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.

Am I a good candidate for band to sleeve revision?

In general, you may be a good candidate for band to sleeve surgery if:

  • You can't lose weight with lapband or the band stops working or you are having problems with your lapband
  • Your body mass index (BMI) is 30 or higher

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.

What is recovery from band to sleeve surgery like?

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. 

What results can I expect from band to sleeve surgery?

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.