Revision Bariatric Surgery
What is Revision Bariatric Surgery?
For the great many of bariatric surgery patients, a single weight loss procedure delivers the substantial & sustainable weight loss without complications. However, for some, a single procedure may not provide the desired outcomes. A bariatric surgery patient may experience inadequate weight loss and in some rare cases medical complications from the surgery.
Our team offers revision bariatric surgery to modify previous weight loss surgeries. The benefits of revisional bariatric surgery can be remarkable.
Addressing What Went Wrong
First, we will identify why the prior surgery failed to achieve desired results. Was it a technical complication? Did the stomach pouch stretch, or the gastric band slip out of place? Did you not adhere to prescribed diet? Our team has the diagnostic capabilities and expertise needed to identify what went wrong and decide how to fix it.
Once we identify as to how the previous procedure has failed, we can design a plan for revision weight loss.
How is Revision Bariatric Procedure Performed?
Every patient seeking for revision bariatric surgery has a different medical history. Because of this, revision bariatric surgery is tailored to the needs of the specific patient.
If your previous bariatric surgery is Gastric Banding, but the device is too tight, too loose or has slipped out of place, we will readjust the band. We can also remove the gastric band and perform a gastric sleeve or gastric bypass surgery. If your previous surgery is gastric bypass or gastric sleeve and has developed a medical complication, we can repair it. If you simply aren’t achieving your desired results, we can convert to a more effective procedure.