Connecticut Band Over Bypass Surgery

The Band Over Bypass Procedure in Connecticut

As bariatric surgery has continued to become more widely utilized, there’s an ever increasing number of success stories out there. Less discussed though is the increasing number of patients who have failed to see success, and require a revisional surgery.

If you have undergone gastric bypass, and have not seen the intended results, then Band Over Bypass performed by the renowned Tristate NYBG clinic may be the perfect solution for you. Here, you can learn more about this revisional bariatric surgery, what it entails, how to know if you need it, and why you can always depend on our expert surgical team.

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What is Band Over Bypass Surgery?

The Band Over Bypass procedure is a revisional type of bariatric surgery performed for individuals who have already had gastric bypass, but are classified as having had a “failed” procedure. (Learn about that below).

In this type of surgery, an adjustable Lap Band is placed over the stomach pouch which was created during your gastric bypass procedure. The Lap Band tightens the pouch, and controls the passage of food through your stomach and intestinal track. Band Over Bypass is proven successful through research for gastric bypass patients who lost insufficient weight, or regained weight they previously lost.

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What Counts as a "Failed" Gastric Bypass?

How do you know if you’ve actually had what is considered a “failed” gastric bypass surgery? Think about the following factors:

  • You have regained weight you originally lost with your gastric bypass.
  • You never lost at least 50% of the excess weight you had prior to your procedure.
  • You have experienced added health risks or complications since having your surgery.
  • You do not tolerate the ingestion of normal foods in your diet.
  • You have experienced a reduction in the quality of your life.

If any of the above factors apply to you, then it’s likely you had a failed gastric bypass procedure. In this case, it’s time to be evaluated by Tristate NYBG to see if you’re an eligible candidate to undergo revisional Band Over Bypass. Results here can be phenomenal , the success rate is very high, and the procedure itself is minimally invasive.

Why did my Gastric Bypass Fail?

A gastric bypass surgery could end up as failed for a variety of reasons. In many cases, although certainly not always, the blame actually belongs to an inexperienced surgeon.

There are hundreds of thousands of bariatric surgeries performed each year in the U.S., which makes it impossible to always be working with one of the best surgeons in the field. Recent data estimates show that 6 percent of bariatric procedures performed each year in the U.S. are revisional in nature. Many of these are due to a surgeon who did not size the stomach pouch correctly, or otherwise erred in a way which led to the stomach pouch and/or passage stretching or expanding.

Working with the Tristate NYBG provides you with the opposite experience. Here, you’ll find direct access to some of the country’s most renowned, highly skilled, and experienced bariatric surgeons. This includes Dr. Shawn Garber, who has performed over 7,700 gastric bypass and lap band procedures, Dr. Spencer Holover, with more than 3,000 such procedures performed, and the rest of the clinic’s talented surgeons.


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What Should I Expect During & After the Procedure?

Patients will be placed under anesthesia for this procedure. It is performed laparoscopically, using five small stomach incisions to insert the Lap Band, the surgical tools and the laparoscope. The Lap Band, which is made from silicone, is placed over your stomach pouch and secured. It is connected with tubing to an access port. This port allows easy adjustments via injecting fluid into the band to tighten it, or extracting fluid to loosen it.

The tools are removed and your incisions are closed. The entire procedure takes less than an hour to complete, and most patients do not need to spend any nights in the hospital.

What are the Risks of the Band Over Bypass Procedure?

All revisional procedures carry extra risk of complication than initial procedures, and all surgeries involving general anesthesia also involve risk. Still, the Band Over Bypass surgery is less risky than other revisional alternatives and is therefore a highly recommended choice for many patients. The Lap Band itself has several key risks to be aware of, including infection of the band or access port, band erosion, or band slippage.

Will I Need to Follow a Diet Post Surgery?

Following your procedure, you will be given detailed guidelines on your post bariatric surgery diet. Simplified, you will follow a six-week, three-phase plan. You start with an all liquid diet for two weeks, before advancing through two stages which incorporate soft and then solid foods.

At our online store, you’ll find quick and easy access to nutritious and doctor recommended food choices, drinks and supplements. At the Tristate NYBG, we also assist our patients via a comprehensive bariatric program, including everything from follow-up appointments and direct patient education, to support groups, and mentors.

How Much Does Band Over Bypass Surgery Cost in Connecticut?

Determining the cost of Band Over Bypass surgery is a major concern for many prospective patients. The good news is that many insurance providers do indeed provide coverage for necessary revisional bariatric procedures.

That said, it is often more difficult to obtain coverage than with an initial procedure. That’s why we’ll walk you through this process. In the event that you do not obtain insurance coverage, we also offer several financing options to help make this life-changing procedure accessible to as many patients as possible.

I am ready to change my life, what is next?

Don’t give up hope if you’ve had a failed gastric bypass surgery. At the Tristate NYBG, you’ll benefit from our renowned and highly experienced surgeons, all of whom are eager to finally guide you to true weight loss success.

Call our team at 800.633.8446 with any questions and to take the first step towards undergoing successful revisional Band Over Bypass surgery in Connecticut.

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If you are ready to lose weight, you have many options at our Tristate Bariatric Group. We combine surgical expertise, patience, compassion, and the confidence to lead you through the journey to successful weight loss.