Gastric Band Reversal
Laparoscopic surgery to remove a Gastric Band. The patient is having the Gastric Band removed as part of a two stage conversion to a Sleeve gastrectomy. This revision is for inadequate weight loss. The operation involves removal of the Gastric Band, reversing the sutures used to secure it in position, partial removal of the eschar where the band was sitting and a suture repair of the oesophageal hiatus. Operation performed by Dr Geoffrey Draper of Melbourne Bariatrics in Melbourne, Australia.