Dr. John DeBarros explains if the LAP-BAND® and gastric bypass procedures are reversible. Dr. DeBarros is an experienced bariatric surgeon at Banner Estrella Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
The LAP-BAND® bariatric surgery is completely reversible and that is sort of one of the beauties or the LAP-BAND®, and the LAP-BAND®, because it is such a small device, it’s placed around the upper portion of the stomach, it can be removed laparoscopically very quickly with very little sequelae. Most patients can go home the same day after a LAP-BAND® is removed.
As to gastric bypass, for the most part you can consider that an irreversible surgery. That’s why patients who are going to undergo gastric bypass have to really understand the surgery and that also goes back to the program aspect and the doctor.
The doctor has to really explain all the different types of procedures available, the risks and benefits of each procedure, and the support that’s going to be entailed for each procedure.
About Dr. John J. DeBarros, M.D., F.A.C.S.:
Dr. John DeBarros is an experienced surgeon and board certified by the American Board of Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of The American Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeons, The American College of Surgeons, The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons and the Maricopa Medical Society.
Condition: Obesity Morbid Obesity, Weight Loss, Morbidly Obese
Related Terms: Bariatric Surgery, Adjustable Gastric Band Procedure, Comorbidities, Nutrition, BMI, Weight Loss, Body Mass Index, LAP-BAND®, Gastric Bypass Surgery
Health Care Provider: Banner Hospital, Banner Medical Center, Banner Bariatric, Banner Estrella Medical Center, Banner Health, Banner Bariatric Center
Location: Phoenix, AZ, Arizona, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, 85037
Expert: Dr. John J. DeBarros, Dr. DeBarros, John J. DeBarros, M.D., Doctor DeBarros, Bariatric Surgery John DeBarros
Expertise: Weight Management, Restorative Health, Bariatric Surgery, Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery, LAP-BAND®, Adjustable Gastric Band, Gastric Bypass Surgery