In the second series on the benefits of lap band surgery we discuss reversibility. One benefit to adjustable gastric band surgery that is not seen with gastric sleeve or gastric bypass weight loss surgeries is that it is reversible. If you do not want to have the lap band anymore or if it medically needs to be removed, it is removeable. This benefit is not possible for those who have had a portion of their stomach removed in gastric sleeve surgery. Gastric bypass surgery is also not generally considered reversible partly due to the complex nature of the surgery. While it does not happen often, there are times that a patient can opt to have the band removed. Many people are wary of the idea of surgically removing a portion of their stomach or rearranging their digestive organs. For those people, the lap band may seem like the best option as it can help them lose weight while maintaining the option to reverse the surgery if they are unhappy or suffer unintended side effects.
If you are considering bariatric surgery, set up a free informational session with Dr. Shillingford by calling (561) 483-8840. Since Dr. Shillingford, M.D., P.A. offers adjustable lap band, gastric sleeve, and gastric bypass surgeries, he can discuss with you the type of surgery that best suits your life and your needs. Dr. Shillingford’s patients come from all over South Florida, including Boynton Beach, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and the Palm Beaches.