Revisional Bariatric Surgery

Revisional Bariatric Surgery

What is a revisional bariatric surgery?

Bariatric surgery is the most effective option to treat obesity and associated health consequences. Bariatric surgery will still maintain about 50% of their excess weight loss five years later.

Revisional bariatric surgery is performed to repair or change a previous weight loss surgery.

Revisional bariatric procedures are increasing and 10%-12% of patients require revisional bariatric surgery. You might be candidate for this surgery, if you regain weight, you didn’t lose enough weight or if you experienced a complication. Revisional surgeries are more complex compared to initial surgeries.

Am I a candidate for a revisional bariatric surgery?

If you regain weight after first bariatric procedure.

If you didn’t lose enough weight after first bariatric procedure.

If you have experienced a complication after bariatric surgery.

The patient must be evaluated by a multidisciplinary team before a revisional surgery.

The risk of revisional bariatric surgery

Revisional weight loss surgery is more complex and has a higher risk for complications than an initial bariatric procedure. However, it is a safe and effective choice when performed by experienced bariatric surgeons. It can be performed with laparoscopy and robotic surgery.

Most revisional surgeries performed after adjustable gastric banding. You may need also revisional surgery after sleeve gastrectomy. Resleeve gastrectomy, Roux-n-Y gastric bypass, mini gastric bypass and SADI-S can be performed after sleeve as a revision.

Some patients may require revisional surgery after Roux-n-Y gastric bypass for especially for metabolic problems like hypoglycemia.

If you are candidate for a revisional bariatric surgery, we are here to help you determine which type of revision surgery is best for you. Our team has a lot of experience performing revisional bariatric surgery. Our team provides you with all the information and support you need to get and remain healthy and fit.


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