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Safe and Effective Gastric Bypass Alternatives

After a failed gastric bypass or an unsuccessful lap banding surgery, a patient may encounter several complications which may be short-term or long-term. Various weight loss surgical methods may not work too well for some, and patients may experience the ill effects of a surgery that was originally done to make them healthier.  The complications may be inadequate weight loss, dumping, intolerance to solids, ulcers at the site, anemia, nutritional deficiencies, gastroesophageal reflux, etc. The good side of this is that today, there are revisional weight loss surgical procedures – corrective measures to rid the complications of an original gastric surgery, and maintain weight loss.

There are several gastric bypass alternatives which one can consider after a previous operation has gone bad. An example is a lap band revision.  Although lap bands generally have a high success rate, they can also sometimes fail. A failed lap bad may be due to an eroded band, which causes leakage of the stomach.  A person may show symptoms of systemic infection and vomiting of blood.  Another reason Another cause may be a slipped lap band. The band could’ve easily slipped to the front or the back side of the stomach, causing nausea and vomiting. At times, the band may have been ineffective, as can be seen by the absence of significant loss of weight. When this happens, a gastric bypass or another gastric surgery for weight loss, or a revision of lap band is recommended.

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