Band on Bypass

(Gastric Band)

To find out more about this procedure follow the links below to our partner Phoenix Health

The gastric bypass operation is a successful operation for the majority of patients. However, over time, the stomach pouch (or its opening) can become overstretched and it can begin to lose its effectiveness.

Treating a failed gastric bypass can be very difficult. Traditional re-stapling techniques have proved disappointing and we have now largely abandoned those less successful approaches. Instead, we are at the forefront in the UK, developing new, less invasive procedures such as the Band on Bypass (BoB).

Performing a Band on Bypass involves positioning a conventional gastric band around the over-stretched stomach pouch. This reduces both its capacity and the rate at which it empties, leading to a reduction in appetite and bringing back the full sensation that is gradually lost as the previous bypass loses its effectiveness. Our initial results have been encouraging and were presented at the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society meeting in January 2013.

The cause of the stomach pouch stretching can be complicated, therefore patients considering this, or any other form of revision (re-do) surgery are investigated thoroughly before committing.

There are often other underlying issues for weight regain, such as poor eating habits or psychological or emotional issues. We have established a multi-disciplinary approach to failed gastric bypasses which as well as expert surgical reviews and x-rays, includes input from our bariatric dieticians and psychologists.

  • Arranging your Treatment

    Before going ahead with this treatment, you will need to have an initial consultation with a specialist Consultant to go through your medical history and diagnosis. At this appointment, your consultant will confirm the exact treatment you require.

    If you would like to have an initial consultation, you can call us and we can help you find the consultant best for you.

    Alternatively, if you have already been diagnosed as needing a particular operation or treatment, our Reservations team can give you a guide price for this to be carried out at KIMS Hospital and book an appointment for you to meet a consultant.

    Call our Reservations team on +44 (0) 1622 237 727 or email

  • Paying for your Treatment

    You can be treated at KIMS by using your private medical insurance or by paying for yourself.

    If you have private medical insurance, you will need to contact your insurer to ensure you are covered for the initial consultation prior to making an appointment and obtain an authorisation number. The insurance company will then need to be advised if you require further treatment. The insurance company usually settles bills on your behalf.

    If you are paying for your own treatment, you will need to pay for an initial consultation.

    This will be confirmed at the time of booking but is typically £150-£250. You will also need to pay for any associated diagnostic tests your consultant recommends (for example x-rays and blood tests).

    Following this consultation, if you don’t need any further treatment or if you decide paying for yourself isn’t the right option, there is no commitment to proceed further.

    If you require the operation or procedure to be carried out, you will receive a quote for your treatment. In most case this will be the fixed price package quoted on this website. If this quote is different for any reason, we will provide an explanation (see what’s included below). This quote is also subject to pre-assessment checks prior to your admission to hospital.

    Payment is required 7 days prior to admission.

  • What’s Included

    The fixed price package above includes all the costs associated with this treatment at KIMS Hospital.

    You will be given a quote prior to admission to confirm this cost. The amount you are quoted may differ from the published price for a number of reasons:

    • The Consultant you choose
    • Your medical history and whether you have any associated medical conditions which may impact this treatment
    • The type of anaesthetic your Consultant advises is best for you
    • The type of implant or drug you choose or your Consultant advises is best for you

    In some cases, if you have certain pre-existing medical conditions, it may not be possible to provide you with a fixed price for your Main Treatment. If this is the case, the hospital will discuss the available options with you. Your quote is also subject to pre-assessment checks prior to your admission to hospital.

Our Consultants

  • Professor David Kerrigan

    • Band on Bypass
    • Duodenal Switch
    • Gastric Band
    • Gastric Bypass
    • Gastric Sleeve