Has your weight loss journey following bariatric surgery failed to launch? If you have a failed device, unpleasant side effects, or unexplained weight gain, consider revisional bariatric surgery. The procedure will either resolve problems with your existing bariatric procedure or switch to another. Either way, you’ll have a reset on your way to freedom from unwanted weight.
To fix failed bariatric surgery, the first step will be to look backward. The specific problem will need to be established and examined. The patient might also require a reminder of the nutritional components of the procedure as well as a bit of healthy encouragement to do what’s needed to see positive results. At this point, the surgeon will determine how best to proceed for the individual patient.
When bariatric surgery fails, genuine health concerns come into play. At this point, we can provide revisions to fix what’s wrong with the procedure. One simple tweak can restore the hope of dramatic weight loss, and for the patient, the promise of life regained.
Knowing whether you fall into the category of patients who require bariatric revision surgery comes down to a few guideposts. They include:
If you haven’t achieved the results for which you’d hoped when you had your bariatric procedure or if you’ve regained weight or developed new health problems caused by the procedure, contact us for a consultation. We can help get your health and weight loss back on track.
Key to a successful bariatric revision procedure is rightly diagnosing the patient. Determining the specific cause of the problem and choosing the right surgical solution is of the utmost importance. Make sure that you choose experienced, skilled professionals in this situation.
To determine the right course of action, we require several physical examinations, including an endoscopy and barium swallow. You’ll also have a consultation with the surgeon, a nutritionist, and various other professionals on our team. Once we know the physical root of the problem, the following steps will follow a well-researched and proven choice to convert from one procedure to another. The vast majority of revision procedures require one surgery rather than many.