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Another lap band removed

Lap band removal before gastric bypass

Posted on 14 Jun, 2018

Yet another lap band freshly removed and in the proverbial bucket. Dr Ken Wong and his team at Central Coast Weight loss surgery have removed hundreds of lap bands over the past ten years. Lap bands are a reminder that surgery is a constantly evolving field. They were very popular in Australia and the world between the years 2000-2008. 

However, since then, they have fallen out of favour and are causing patients many problems such as reflux, regurgitation and difficulty eating. Furthermore, any weight that has been lost has often been regained

We remove lap bands free of charge, providing that your health insurance covers you for item number 31584. Often patients will feel much better immediately after removal and then we can discuss further surgical options such as gastric sleeve or gastric bypass.