Experience tells us that struggling patients are doing everything they can to benefit from their band. If you are one such patient, you deserve better. It is time for you to work with a surgeon who is a pioneer in the fields of gastric banding, understands the band fully, and is willing to take care of you no matter when and where you had your original operation. When you visit with Dr. Shayani, you can rest assured that if you have a functioning band, Dr. Shayani will do everything possible to help you keep your band and succeed with it. And if your band has anatomic or mechanical problems (band slippage/migration or a leak from the band system), Dr. Shayani will be able to diagnose the problem and offer you minimally invasive solutions to have your band fixed.
And for those of you who simply have never been able to put the band to good use, Dr. Shayani is open to conversion to other bariatric intervention (sleeve gastrectomy, vBloc therapy and Aspire Assist Device). With so many options, you can be confident about a successful weight loss journey going forward.