Evolve Offers LAP-BAND® to Gastric Sleeve Revision Weight Loss Surgery
If you’ve been unsuccessful with weight loss or are experiencing complications after undergoing LAP-BAND® surgery, Evolve specializes in a procedure which removes your band and converts your stomach to a gastric sleeve in just one visit to the hospital.
Benefits of a Sleeve Gastrectomy instead of the LAP-BAND®
✔ In addition to feeling full sooner, the sleeve also helps you feel less hungry
✔ Results in faster weight loss than the LAP-BAND®
✔ Patients lose an average of 18% more weight after 2 years with the sleeve
✔ Avoid device-related risks of the LAP-BAND®
✔ Decrease high blood pressure and cholesterol levels
✔ Reduce sleep apnea and risk of diabetes
Why Did My LAP-BAND® Procedure Fail?
While it is an effective tool for weight loss, the LAP-BAND® is known to have a higher rate of long-term complications in comparison to other weight loss procedures. A band can fail to provide optimal results for multiple reasons. They can stretch over time resulting in weight gain. There can be malfunctions with the band itself. Patients with complications commonly complain of pouch dilation and port problems. If you are feeling unsatisfied with your LAP-BAND®, our skilled bariatric surgeons can help you diagnose and treat the problem to help you continue a successful weight loss journey.
Are LAP-BAND® To Gastric Sleeve Revisions Complex?
The complexity of a revision is higher than it would be for an original procedure because the surgeon must reverse the original procedure and then carry out the new procedure with scarring present. LAP-BAND® to Gastric Sleeve revisions are relatively simple and the degree of complexity is totally dependent on each patient’s individual case. If you decide to undergo a revision surgery, your physician will meet one-on-one with you to discuss any concerns you may have.
Will Insurance Cover My Revision?
Some insurance plans will cover a revision, while others may not. Evolve employs a team of insurance specialists to help you figure this out. Either way, you will be provided an estimate on any potential costs associated with revision surgery.
Ready to Talk to an Expert About Weight Loss Surgery?
If reading through this material has inspired you to consider bariatric surgery, it’s time to reach out to one of our experts to verify your insurance. Evolve has a team of insurance specialists trained to work with your insurance provider on your behalf, and we will make sure you are kept up to date on all developments. To verify your insurance, free of charge, simply call our offices at 469.638.0209 or fill out the form on this page.
In addition to free insurance verification, Evolve employs a team of experts to help you move swiftly through the weight loss surgery process. To learn more about our concierge-style service click here.