Gastric Band Removal

Do you have a gastric band and have struggled to lose weight?

Do you have a gastric band and find yourself constantly worried about vomiting after eating?

Do you have a gastric band and have significant reflux and heart burn?

Do you have a gastric band and wake up at night choking on food or acid?

Does the port site on your abdominal wall cause pain with activities?

Are you tired of your gastric band?


If you have answered yes to any of the above you are not alone, it is time to remove your gastric band!  Don’t wait any longer!


Majority of patients with a gastric band have struggled with the band.  Despite diligently going through band adjustments and eating a healthy diet they have failed to see any appreciable results.  In many cases the band has prevented patients from eating healthy foods.  Patients often report being able to tolerate liquids (such as ice cream and soups), but not lean healthy proteins (meats, fish, beans, eggs, etc.) leading to a lifestyle of constant vomiting or self-induced regurgitation for relief.

For some the gastric band was the cause of their reflux resulting in damage to their esophagus in the form of esophagitis or Barrett’s esophagus (changes in the lining of the esophagus which in rare instances can cause esophageal cancer).  Patient’s report symptoms of waking up at night choking on acid or food, and having to sleep with their head elevated and avoiding eating anything for several hours before they go to sleep.

Since 2011, the number of people undergoing the gastric band has dropped significantly.  In 2016, less than 3.4 % of individuals had a gastric band placed, greater than 58% had the sleeve gastrectomy.

Percentage of Gastric Band versus Sleeve Gastrectomy Procedures per Year

If you are considering removal of your gastric band or conversion to another more effective weight loss surgery, don’t wait call Dr. Patel for a consultation, 972-596-5225.  Dr. Patel and her staff will work diligently to work with your insurance to help you find a solution for your gastric band.  Call today!


Don’t remain a hostage to your gastric band call us today and let us help you find a solution