One third of people with lap bands will not lose weight. This group of people often have miserable lives with constant, nausea, difficulty eating and reflux symptoms. Often it is better to start afresh and have the band removed. Weight will pile back on over time and usually, there is the option of having redo surgery in the form of gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy.
Our clinic offers free / no gap removal of lap bands for insured patients and this is a great way to start anew.