The removal of gastric band surgery, also known as gastric band revision or gastric band removal, is a surgical procedure performed to remove a previously placed gastric band from the stomach.

This surgery is usually performed using minimally invasive techniques, such as laparoscopy. This approach involves making small incisions through which a camera and surgical instruments are inserted enabling the surgeon to have a clear view of the area and safely remove the gastric band.

This procedure is commonly performed when complications related to the band arise, such as erosion, slippage, or infection, or when severe reflux symptoms become a concern for the patient.

After the removal of the gastric band, the stomach will return to its normal size, and patients may need to explore alternative weight loss solutions if necessary.