The band-over-bypass surgery may be needed for patients that experience weight regain after gastric bypass surgery. Like any muscle, the stomach has the ability to stretch, even after it has been reduced in size. Stretching can occur several years after bariatric surgery and is usually a result of patients being more flexible with their diet after surgery. The most common cause of weight regain or insufficient weight loss after receiving a gastric bypass is when the stomach pouch stretches over time.
Placing a band over a pre-existing gastric bypass addresses these issues and further helps regulate the restrictiveness of a patient’s diet.
What happens during a band-over-bypass procedure
During a band-over-by-pass procedure, your surgeon will place a band over your pre-existing gastric bypass, to reduce the effects of a stretched stomach and help restrict your diet.
In addition to band-over-bypass, our bariatric surgeons and dieticians will work with you to identifying and resolving which behaviors lead to your weight gain. Your weight loss success is dependent on removing unhealthy habits from your daily routine. While band-over-bypass can give you a helpful head start, you have to make the lifestyle changes to achieve the weight loss you desire.
At Rose Center for Bariatrics, we have the resources and dietary consultants you need to permanently keep the weight off.
Advantages of band-over-bypass
- May deliver better results than the original weight loss surgery
- Can address weight regain or insufficient weight loss after bariatric surgery
Possible complications and side effects
As with any surgery, there are risks to consider. This procedure, like any weight loss surgery, is geared toward specific patient populations. Our weight loss surgery team will help you understand which procedure is right for you.