International Federation For The Surgery Of Obesity meeting Istanbul 2013 Lap Band
Failure of Lap. Band (LB), not successful weight loss or weight regain after LB placement is as high as 50% for low BMI patients and as high as 80 % for high (more than 45 BMI) patients. Duodenal Switch (DS) is the most effective revisional bariatric surgery for LB patients. Revision of LB to DS can give patient a chance to loos 93% of Excess Weight (EWL) and reach BMI of 25.Revision of LB to any other restrictive procedure like Sleeve or VBG or even RYGB is not very successful.
Data from International Federation For The Obesity Surgery meeting Istanbul 2013