Revision Bariatric Surgery

Revision Bariatric Surgery

Revision bariatric surgery is recommended for patients to correct or improve the results of a previous surgery, such as unsuccessful or insufficient weight loss, complications from the previous surgery such as ulcers, stenosis, or esophageal reflux, problems related to the patient's nutrition, or weight regain.

Revision bariatric surgery may involve procedures such as converting a Gastric Band or Sleeve Gastrectomy to a Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass where the patient did not have sufficient weight loss or suffers from esophageal reflux, to mention a few examples.

Revision bariatric surgery is performed either laparoscopically or, in some cases, endoscopically. This approach will be determined after a particular evaluation of the patient, taking into account their previous surgery, symptoms, body mass index, and comorbidities. However, it is recommended to evolve from a restrictive procedure to a mixed one to achieve better results.

Revision Bariatric Surgery Obesity Not 4 Me

If you have had complications with your current bariatric procedure or it was not a successful procedure, you may be an excellent candidate for this procedure.

Due to the complications that can arise from the Gastric Band, here at Obesity Not 4 Me, we offer laparoscopic revision surgery for conversion to Gastric Bypass, in which the gastric band is removed and the bypass is performed. Typically, the surgery relieves nausea, vomiting, reflux, and causes a significant amount of weight loss.

Revision bariatric surgery is a more complex procedure than an initial surgery, so it is important to seek an experienced surgeon. Dr. Alberto Michel and his team can help you improve negative symptoms and achieve your weight loss goals.

Benefits of Revision Bariatric Surgery

  • Achieving a healthy weight. If the patient experienced weight regain after their initial procedure, they can benefit from revision bariatric surgery to improve weight loss and maintain it long-term.
  • Resolution of symptoms and complications. It helps eliminate complications such as gastroesophageal reflux, obstructions, hernias, nausea, and vomiting, among others.
  • Improving health. By improving their weight, it will help the patient reduce the risk of weight-related comorbid diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular diseases.
  • Long-lasting lifestyle changes. Gastric bypass not only helps you lose weight but also changes the way your body processes food, which helps you maintain a healthy weight in the long term.
  • Improving your diet and lifestyle. After a revision bariatric surgery, the patient resumes a nutritional plan and receives nutritional education, which can help them make changes in their diet and lifestyle, improving their health and maintaining weight loss in the long term.