Question of The Week: Band to Sleeve Revision

Question of The Week: Band to Sleeve Revision

Stacy wrote: “I converted a band to sleeve and have had horrible reflux I take PPIs, with minimal relief…it's absolutely horrible. I converted because band slipped and kinked I traded one problem for another and paid for it all out of pocket. Help” Dear Stacy, Lap Band...

Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication after Band Removal

Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication after Band Removal

A 53 year -old female patient presented to Houston Heartburn and Reflux Center with severe GERD related symptoms of several year duration. She had a Lap Band placed for morbid obesity around 10 years ago. Patient had been over-restricted in hopeless attempt to promote weight...

I Have a Lap Band: Should I Be Taking Antacid Medications?

Almost all Lap Band patients who present to my office for heartburn evaluation have already been started on proton pump inhibitors, PPIs. Primary care physicians in Houston and all over Texas recommend PPIs for heartburn. Irrespective of etiology, severity, or presentation, PPI treatment is, unfortunately,...

Severe Acid Reflux Disease After Lap Band Removal

The case of the month is a 50-year-old female who had her adjustable gastric band removal a year ago for heartburn, food regurgitation and nighttime cough. The patient like so many other adjustable gastric band victims was over-restricted for so many years in hopeless attempts...

Is Your Lap Band Causing You Heartburn?

Adjustable gastric banding or lap band surgery is a weight loss procedure that is rarely performed nowadays. A few years ago, however, lap band surgery was quite common. The concept of adjustable gastric banding revolves around creating stomach restriction, forcing the patient to eat less....