Every year thousands of patients undergo surgery for the treatment of obesity. Most patients obtain excellent weight loss results, however in certain cases, bariatric surgery patients face inadequate weight loss and they may even regain weight after several years or experience other medical complications.
If you were initially successful with weight loss surgery but now find yourself regaining some of the lost weight, you may be an ideal candidate for a revision surgery.
After Lap Band Surgery
After lap band or gastric banding surgery, some patients may face band slippage which would require replacement or repositioning in order for it to remain effective. Band erosion may also occur when the band creates a hole in the stomach, leading to an infection. In such cases, the band can be removed and other weight loss procedures such as gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy can be done to stop any leak. Revision bariatric surgery is also a good option if the lap band has failed to do its job, as this procedure may not be metabolically suitable for all patients. The patient can be revised to a sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass. You can continue to lose those pounds and gain that confidence with an effective revision bariatric procedure after lap band surgery.
After Gastric Bypass
Some ROUX-EN-Y surgery patients may develop pouch dilation, anastomotic dilation or a gastro-gastric fistula. When the stomach pouch or stoma becomes enlarged it contributes to weight gain. Bariatric surgery may reduce the size of the stomach which may force the surgeon to perform another gastric bypass procedure to restore the original gastric bypass anatomy, re-trimming the pouch again. Alternatively, surgical gastric banding is another option to close the opening to the small intestine. With revision, bariatric surgery, you can once again shed those pounds!
After Sleeve Gastrectomy
Although this weight loss surgical procedure is highly effective, certain patients may require re-sleeving especially if the stomach has been stretched. The stomach may take on an ‘hour glass’ shape where the upstream and downstream portions are not uniform. This could lead to weight gain due to dis-ordered eating. Other patients may need malabsorptive and metabolic aspects to complement the original weight loss surgery in order to maintain consistent weight loss. Schedule a consultation with one of the Bariatric Revision Surgeons to determine the right approach for you.
After Sleeve Plication
This risky bariatric surgery method has several unknown problems and complications which could lead to serious consequences. It has gained in popularity as a weight loss surgical option, as no part of the stomach is removed. It is vertically sutured to reduce its capacity. However, many sleeve plication patients have complains of leaking and increased appetite due to dilation and unfolding of the sutures. The problems related to this obesity surgery can be reversed by opting for a gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy.
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Last updated: Jan 30, 2018 4:42 pm