For many patients, the Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (LAGB) was an effective, minimally-invasive tool for assisting in weight loss, and it was the most popular bariatric procedure in the first decade of the 2000’s. However, long-term research has found that the majority of patient who underwent LAGB had significant weight regain and, in some cases, complications such as band slippage, port infection, abdominal pain, intestinal obstruction, and hernias. Many patients throughout the world have since undergone surgical removal of their band, often with conversion to a Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy or Gastric Bypass to continue pursuing weight loss.
Band removal and/or conversion can be done laparoscopically and safely by the experienced surgeons and the Surgical Clinic of Louisiana. We offer impressive patient satisfaction and safety ratings and are accredited by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery as well as a certified Bariatric Center of Excellence® by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. To learn if you are a candidate for surgery, contact our office in Marrero, Louisiana to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Drs. Treen or Lundberg.