Many of our surgeons do not recommend (nor perform), gastric banding surgery because of too many complications, risks. Possible complications, risks of Gastric Banding include:
- Band Erosion
- Band Slippage
- Poor Weight Loss
Gastric Banding is, however, used to rescue other surgeries like Gastric Sleeve and Gastric Bypass through Revision Surgery.
It has been effective in improving comorbidities related to obesity, such as sleep apnea, diabetes, osteoarthritis, GERD, high blood pressure, etc. Gastric banding has been performed over 750,000 times and was the second most popular weight loss surgery in the United States.