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.