Gastric band surgery is a very common form of weight loss surgery, there are over 10,000 gastric bands fitted in the UK every year.

There are two types of surgery gastric band, where an inflatable silicone ring is used to reduce the size of the stomach so a smaller amount of food is required to make you feel full and gastric bypass, where your digestive system is re-routed past most of your stomach so you digest less food and it takes much less food to make you feel full.

The Risks:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Food intolerance
  • Slipping of the band
  • Leaking or deflating of the band
  • Gallstones
  • Damage to spleen

If you have suffered from any of the above issues or if you are suffering any other problems after undergoing a gastric bank / gastric bypass, contact our all-female specialist team and they will be able to talk to you about your issues and discuss if you have a claim for compensation.

As well as claiming or any pain, suffering and inconvenience, you may be able to claim back additional costs such as:

Remedial surgery – if you have to have your surgery corrected, the additional cost involved could form part of the claim against the surgeon or company that carried out the original operation

Loss of income – if you need to take additional days off work or you are unable to go back to work due to the negligence of the surgeon or company carrying out the procedure, your loss of income will form part of your claim.

There is no need to be embarrassed or worried. We speak to women in your position every day and will discuss your case with you in the strictest confidence.

Contact our specialist all-female Cosmetic Surgery team today on: 0800 083 6290.