The majority of patients do not have good results from lap band surgery because of its many disadvantages and complications.
If a patient cannot lose enough weight or have significant weight regain, lap band removal and conversion to another, more effective bariatric procedure (e.g. sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass) may be indicated.
The Lap band was the most popular bariatric procedure 2010's. Due to the inadequate weight loss, weight regain, and long-term complications, the use of the Lap band has decreased worldwide. Nowadays, the Lap band constitutes less than 5% of all bariatric procedures.
Indications of gastric band removal:
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