Band after Bypass
The physicians at FWLB are continuously striving to ensure that your weight loss journey is successful.
Typically, gastric bypass patients will initially have rapid weight loss in the first 6-12 months. The patient’s weight loss will normally level out during the next 18-24 months. Some patients may start regaining weight. This weight gain is typical of the opening of the stomach to the intestines enlarging or stretching of the stomach pouch.
Reasons for Gastric Bypass Failure
Stomach pouch stretches - leading patients to eat more frequently or larger quantities
Stomach opening expands - food travels through the stomach quicker
Small intestine starts to work more efficiently, therefore adapting to the bypass and absorbing food and calories easily
Complications, such as ulcers
Poor technique of the bypass procedure
Patient's failure to make dietary and exercise changes
For those people who have had a gastric bypass and are no longer achieving the weight loss they desire, or are even gaining their weight back, FWLB offers the LapBand® over Bypass (sometimes called Band over Bypass.) In this situation, a patient can begin to achieve weight loss success again.
The LapBand® is laparoscopically placed at the top of the stomach to decrease the amount of food that flows into the stomach. The decrease of food leads to a decrease in calories which in turn can lead to weight loss. It is still important to choose your food wisely, avoiding high calories liquids and foods high in fat. FWLB has a dietitian on staff to help with dietary concerns.
Many patients can and have been successful with their weight loss following a band over bypass. If you think this is an appropriate procedure for you, please contact our office to schedule your appointment. 817-850-1100
Carnie Wilson recently had the Band after Bypass procedure. Read Carnie Wilson's story.