Gastric Band Specialist

Dr. Hanna has achieved Master Surgeon status, is a sought-after speaker, is at the forefront of the latest advances in bariatric surgery, and can safely and effectively correct issues with the gastric band

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Revision Bariatric Surgery in Las Vegas

There are many reasons why a patient may need revision surgery, depending on the procedure they had and what needs to be corrected. Some of these reasons include the following:

  • A ruptured gastric band
  • An enlarged gastric pouch
  • Weight gain after surgery
  • Displaced gastric band ports

At Las Vegas Bariatrics, our master surgeon, Dr. Hanna, can examine your condition and determine the best path forward.

Is Your Gastric Band Failing?

Gastric band failure can arise soon after surgery or years later. Common problems that occur after gastric band surgery include:

  • The inability to lose weight
  • Regaining weight that you lost
  • Persistent nausea and frequent bouts of vomiting 
  • Difficulty tolerating certain foods
  • You are only able to handle liquids
  • You are experiencing severe heartburn or acid reflux
  • You are experiencing difficulty swallowing

If you had gastric band surgery and are now having any of these symptoms, it could be caused by one of the following:

  • Device failure
  • Gastric band slippage or migration
  • Gastric band erosion
  • Gastric band obstruction

Is Revision Surgery the Solution?

For many who have struggled with their weight and the health risks that come with it, it has likely been a long road. Not getting the results you expected from your previous bariatric surgery can be very disappointing and even more frustrating if you experience medical complications. If your gastric band fails, Dr. Hanna performs revision bariatric surgery for patients with unsatisfactory weight loss surgery elsewhere.  Before determining your best solution, we examine you for band slippage, erosions, and device failure.

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How Does Revision Bariatric Surgery Work?

Band-to-sleeve revision surgery has shown outstanding results. Countless patients have experienced better weight loss as well as improved health.

  • It is usually performed laparoscopically, so it is minimally invasive
  • The band is removed, and the stomach is converted to a gastric sleeve
  • The procedure could take less than one hour
  • Most patients go home the same day, but some might have to remain in the hospital overnight

What is the Recovery Process Like?

If your revision surgery is performed laparoscopically, it should take one to three weeks for you to recover. In most cases, patients can resume their regular schedules within a couple of weeks, though they should take it easy and avoid strenuous activities.

Patients report seeing results soon after the procedure. If you were experiencing reflux before your revision surgery, this will likely dissipate immediately, giving you a more comfortable, fresh start on your health and wellness journey.

Expertise in Revision Surgery After Gastric Banding

It is essential for a patient in need of revision surgery to choose an experienced surgeon. Doctors without experience performing these procedures may not be familiar with the most up-to-date surgical techniques. Additionally, you may not receive the amount of follow-up and care you need to monitor the efficacy of your revision procedure. Dr. Bernie Hanna has extensive experience with revision procedures. His expertise and reputation set him apart as one of the leading bariatric surgeons in the Las Vegas area.

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Why Choose Las Vegas Bariatrics?

Dr. Bernie Hanna, Dr. Morgan Pomeranz, and Dr. Punam Patel are highly trained, experienced Las Vegas bariatric surgery providers who have completed many years of academic training and several hands-on internships and residencies. Their extensive surgical backgrounds allow them to confidently perform sophisticated bariatric surgery procedures in Las Vegas. The doctors and their fully integrated staff understand the pain and dissatisfaction patients often feel after a failed bariatric surgery. We want our patients to have an active role in their care and have a satisfied understanding of the revision surgery process, so we devote an extraordinary amount of attention throughout their journey with us. As Director of the Las Vegas Bariatrics Center of Excellence program, Dr. Bernie Hanna and his dedicated staff are wholly committed to making your experience safe, supportive, and effective at their center.

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