There is now a highly successful, safe option for gastric bypass patients who have been “left behind” in their weight loss. A revision with Lap-Band surgery over the previous gastric bypass may be the answer — known as gastric bypass band, gastric banding surgery, lap gastric bypass, or simply band over bypass.
How Is A Failed Gastric Bypass Defined?
A failed weight loss procedure can be defined as: less than 50% loss of excess weight, weight regained after initial weight loss, an intolerance to normal foods, signs that the overall quality of life is diminishing, or acquiring additional health issues that were caused by the procedure.
Failed gastric bypass (whether by a less than expected weight loss or weight regain after gastric bypass) can create health risks for those who expect a long-term dramatic weight loss. Regardless of where patients had their surgery, the gastric bypass can fail for any number of reasons.