Whether you have regained weight after a gastric bypass or you never lost the expected weight, utilizing the Lap Band can give you back the restriction that you felt in the first months after your gastric bypass. The gastric banding surgery will give you the tool necessary to restore your ability to limit your food intake and promote a feeling of fullness (satiety) after meals. This procedure is also considered safer than traditional revisional procedures. As with primary Lap-Band surgery, lap gastric bypass band surgery can most often be placed laparoscopically even if your initial gastric bypass was done open! By placing a Lap-Band around the bypass with gastric banding surgery, we can control the outlet of the stomach via the tightness of the band and restore the restriction that you may have lost over time, or give you the restriction that you may have never had. You will eat less and feel full quicker, contributing to more weight loss.

Watch Dr. Garber Discuss Placement of a Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Bypass Band Over Your Gastric Bypass if You Regain Weight.

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.

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Why Bypass Failures Happen

There are many reasons that a bypass failure can happen. The stomach pouch may have been too large after the initial surgery. Additionally, the pouch can stretch out over time, allowing patients to eat and drink more. This can occur naturally, or with eating and drinking too much of the wrong types of things. With the various types of gastric bypass and the large number of gastric bypass operations being done, there are many patients who experience weight regain after their gastric bypass.

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Note: A BMI of 30 – 34.9 or BMI 35 – 39.9 with no comorbidities qualify for lap band but is usually not covered by insurance.

Managing A Failure

Finding that you fit into the category of a failed gastric bypass can be disappointing, but the best thing you can do is contact an expert in bariatric surgery revisions. At New York Bariatric Group, we have helped many patients who had a previous bariatric surgery, lose more weight. A band over bypass may be a good option if you’re eating more after your gastric bypass.

Why We Offer Band Over Bypass

By putting a Lap Band over a bypass, our weight loss surgeons can provide that feeling of restriction that you had when you first underwent the gastric bypass procedure. The band over bypass can help you feel full with smaller meals, and can help you stay full for longer. When we place a Lap Band around the bypass, we can control the outlet of the stomach via the tightness of the band. We use follow up appointments to adjust the tightness of your band so you achieve optimal results.

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Adjustable Gastric Banding Surgery is a Restrictive Type of Weight Loss Surgery

During laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding surgery or Lap-Band or Realize band surgery, a medical device is implanted into the body. This consists of a silicone band, which is placed around the upper stomach, and attached to an injection port, which is attached to the abdominal wall under the skin. The port is connected to the gastric band with tubing. The silicone band can be filled with saline via the access port in order to adjust the size of the stomach opening. Adding fluid tightens the band and increases weight loss, while removing liquid loosens the band and reduces weight loss.

A consultation with one of the surgeons at The New York Bariatric Group can help determine the reason for failure of your gastric bypass and the various options available to you. At The New York Bariatric Group we have some of the most experienced surgeons in the world with Band over Bypass and have presented our results at national meetings. Interested in learning more about band over bypass surgery? Contact or call the New York Bariatric Group at 866-569-7049 and we’ll provide you with more information on gastric banding surgery, and all of the options for revisional treatments and solutions after gastric bypass.

Next Steps

If you have previously had a gastric bypass and feel as though you fall into the ‘failed bypass’ category, there is hope. A consultation with a surgeon at New York Bariatric Group can help uncover why you have not lost weight, or why you’ve gained weight back. We can work with you to understand if band over bypass is an option for you. Please contact us so we can provide more details on this obesity treatment option.

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Thomas

Lost 145lbs

Thomas' success story

I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man.

Everybody treated me like a king. The day of surgery, I was excited. The hospital couldn’t be any nicer. I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man. My recovery was awesome. I was out of bed that day. My wife and kids were my motivation on getting this surgery. They are my whole life. I’m happy I’m going to be around for them.

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Nicole

Lost 76lbs

Nicole's success story

I hit my goal weight ... and I feel fabulous

I had the gastric bypass. I am Type 2 Diabetic and I wanted to gain control of my sugar. I hit my goal weight in about 5 and half months and I feel fabulous. The procedure has completely changed my life for the better because it has empowered me as a middle aged woman that I can really do everything and anything that I want to do. I don't put an age on anything. I don't say I'm too old for something.

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Robert

Lost 76lbs

Robert's success story

I was tired of the way I looked. I was tired of the way I felt.

I knew if I didn't change something soon, I was going to be in a lot of trouble. The consultation process was a lot easier than I expected. I was met with open arms. I was treated like I was the only patient here. Not only did they answer all of my questions, they had questions for me to make sure I was the right candidate for the surgery. After surgery and that weight started dropping off, my life started changing for the better.

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Samantha

Lost 92lbs

Samantha's success story

I feel like a completely different person.

I had the gastric sleeve procedure. The driving factor behind me getting this procedure was my health. I didn't feel good physically or mentally. I had joint pains, even standing was difficult sometimes. Emotionally, this surgery completely turned my life around. I have so much more confidence. So much more happiness. I feel like a completely different person. I feel stronger. I feel able to accomplish more.

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Eileen

Lost 99lbs

Eileen's success story

It saved my life.

The driving factor behind me getting my procedure was that I couldn't get up off the floor with my granddaughter. That was my why. That was my big reason for having this surgery done. After surgery, it was a little bit of a struggle with what to eat. What you put in your mouth that you don't even think about. You don't think about what you're eating or how you're eating and portion size. It's what I do now every single day. The procedure has changed my life in so many ways. It saved my life.

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Brittany

Lost 126lbs

Brittany's success story

I am totally comfortable in my own skin.

I think I always grew up identifying myself as less than other people because I was fat. I decided to tackle that and just live my life. I had a sleeve gastrectomy. It changed how I view myself. How I communicate with people. I'm able to be much more of myself and live the life I always thought I should have been living. I am totally comfortable in my own skin. You have the tools you need to succeed here.

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Desiree

Lost 157lbs

Desiree's success story

I have a brand new life. I can do things I couldn't do before.

I had a vertical sleeve gastrectomy because I had just become diabetic, and I had hypertension for many years. I lost a total of 157 pounds in 11 months. I have a brand new life. I can do things I couldn't do before. Everyone at New York Bariatric Group has been wonderful. They are kind. They are understanding. They make you feel comfortable. They will guide you every step of the way on your journey so that you can be successful.

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