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Conversion surgeries at The Hospital Group

Has previous weight loss surgery not helped you achieve the results you'd hoped for?

Conversion surgery could be suitable for you if you’ve experienced problems with your gastric band, such as slippage, or difficulty maintaining weight loss after surgery. It’s also suitable for people who haven’t lost as much weight as they’d hoped to from other types of weight loss surgery.

Whatever your situation, conversion surgery could be an effective way to bring your weight loss goals back within reach.

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Converting gastric band to gastric bypass

A gastric-band-to-gastric-bypass conversion is one of the options we offer at The Hospital Group for patients who haven’t reached their weight loss goals with a gastric band.

A gastric-band-to-gastric-bypass conversion helps further reduce hunger pangs and calorie absorption, so you can’t eat as much as before and won’t feel as hungry. The process involves removing the gastric band, creating a small stomach pouch and rerouting the small intestine.

To learn more about whether a gastric bypass conversion could be right for you, speak to our weight loss surgery experts. We’ve helped thousands of patients achieve their weight loss goals over almost three decades.

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Converting gastric band to gastric sleeve

If your gastric band hasn’t helped you maintain your weight loss like you’d hoped, conversion from a gastric band to a gastric sleeve could be an effective alternative.

Gastric band to gastric sleeve conversion is suitable for patients who have had difficulties with their band or who need extra help maintaining weight loss following gastric band surgery.

A gastric-band-to-gastric-sleeve conversion helps to reduce appetite, meaning you’ll feel fuller sooner and eat less as a result. It’s a non-reversible procedure that reduces the size and capacity of the stomach by about 75%, also removing the part of the stomach that stimulates the appetite hormone, ghrelin.

We understand that opting for a permanent procedure like a gastric band to gastric sleeve conversion requires thorough consideration. If it’s something you’re thinking about, speak to one of our highly experienced bariatric team. We’ll explain exactly what the procedure involves and the results you can expect so you can decide whether it is right for you.

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Why choose The Hospital Group for weight loss conversion?

Weight loss conversion surgery can help you achieve your healthy lifestyle goals.

As a highly experienced provider of weight loss conversion surgery, here at The Hospital Group we have dedicated almost three decades to helping patients fulfil their weight loss objectives and improve their health.

Our patients are at the heart of what we do. We’re committed to providing a truly personalised experience for each person in our care. If you decide to have weight loss conversion surgery with us, you’ll benefit from:

  • · World-class facilities, including our state-of-the-art private hospital, The Dolan Park in Bromsgrove, and a network of clinics nationwide so we’re never too far away.
  • · More than 25 years of surgical expertise, delivered by our extensively qualified and leading surgeons.
  • · Exceptional care that begins at your consultation continues throughout your journey with us, right through to the comprehensive aftercare we offer following surgery.
  • · Clear, competitive costs and flexible finance options, so you can work towards your weight loss goals whatever your budget.

We’re with you every step of the way on your weight loss journey.

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Gastric band conversion FAQs

Gastric Band Conversion FAQs

The gastric band is designed to stay with you for life to assist you in getting to your target weight. However, it can be removed if you want to reverse the procedure.


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Occasionally patients experience problems such as heartburn. If this doesn’t respond to medication, it may be advisable to remove the gastric band and convert to a different procedure. If band slippage or erosion has occurred, this may also require the band to be removed.


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Some patients decide to convert to a gastric bypass or gastric sleeve to help them to fully achieve their weight loss goals.


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The sleeve is a procedure that reduces the stomach size. It is less invasive than the bypass, which involves reducing the stomach size and re-routing and re-connecting the intestines.


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