Can Vertical banded gastroplasty be reversed?

Options for revision include conversion to a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) or VBG reversal via gastrogastrostomy. Patients undergoing revision of a previous VBG were identified. VBG reversal was performed laparoscopically.

What is the goal of Vertical banded gastroplasty?

Restrictive gastric operations, such as vertical banded gastroplasty (VGB), serve only to restrict and decrease food intake and do not interfere with the normal digestive process. In this procedure the upper stomach near the esophagus is stapled vertically to create a small pouch along the inner curve of the stomach.

Which part of your body is stapled if you get a vertical banded gastroplasty?

Stomach stapling is sometimes called vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG). A gastroplasty is a surgical procedure that reduces the size of your stomach. During stomach stapling surgery, the surgeon creates a small stomach pouch and separates it from the rest of your stomach using surgical staples.

What is laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding?

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is a type of weight-loss surgery. Weight-loss surgery is also called bariatric surgery. It’s done as a laparoscopic surgery, with small incisions in the upper abdomen. The surgeon puts an adjustable band around the top part of the stomach.

What is D switch surgery?

Bilio-pancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (also called Duodenal switch, or BPD-DS) is a complex procedure that induces weight loss by a sleeve gastrectomy and intestinal bypass. This approach results in decreased absorption of food.

What is vertical banding surgery?

Vertical banded gastroplasty, also known as stomach stapling, is a bariatric surgery employed in the treatment of obesity. It can be performed laparoscopically through tiny incisions as a minimally invasive surgery instead of through a large, open abdominal incision.

Is Gastric Banding reversible?

Because part of your stomach is removed, this surgery is not reversible. Gastric sleeve surgery is becoming the most popular method of restrictive operations both because of its success rate and the lower incidence of complications. Those who have had this surgery report losing 40% to 50% of their overall weight.

How much does gastric banding cost?

Lap Band Surgery Costs and Funding Options For patients with private insurance costs range from $2,500-$5,500. For patients without private insurance the $10,000-16,000.

What does dumping feel like?

Dumping syndrome is also known as rapid gastric emptying. People with dumping syndrome experience symptoms like nausea and abdominal cramping. These symptoms happen because your small intestine cannot absorb nutrients from food that has not been digested properly in the stomach.

When to have a vertical banded gastroplasty ( VBG )?

Vertical Banded Gastroplasty (VBG) Aetna considers open or laparoscopic vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG) medically necessary for members who meet the selection criteria for obesity surgery and who are at increased risk of adverse consequences of a RYGB due to the presence of any of the following co-morbid medical conditions:

When is a gastric band removal medically necessary?

Aetna considers removal of a gastric band medically necessary when recommended by the member’s physician. Aetna considers surgery to correct complications from bariatric surgery medically necessary, such as obstruction, stricture, erosion, or band slippage.

When to convert sleeve gastrectomy to Roux-en-Y?

Conversion of sleeve gastrectomy to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for the treatment of gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) when anti-reflux medical therapy has been tried and failed.

When is a band replacement considered medically necessary?

Replacement of an adjustable band is considered medically necessary if there are complications (e.g., port leakage, slippage) that cannot be corrected with band manipulation or adjustments; or