Revision Bariatric Surgery

What is revision bariatric surgery?

Revision surgery is when the surgeon will modify your original procedure or switch to another bariatric procedure to help you achieve your goals. Patients who have had bariatric surgery in the past and are struggling with weight regain or complications from their surgery may benefit from revision surgery. The type of revision surgery depends on your individual situation and previous bariatric surgery. Nova Bariatrics is dedicated to helping you achieve your long-term weight loss goals and will work to find the option that best fits you!


Reasons for revision surgery:

Weight regain
Insufficient weight loss
Worsening acid reflux 
 The stomach stretching 
Gastric fistulas
Breakdown of the staple line 
 Repair of an ulcer
Failure of surgery to resolve co-morbid conditions


Preparation for revision surgery

Patients’ readiness will need to be assessed with a dietitian to determine if they are willing to make the lifestyle changes necessary in order to be successful after surgery. Revision surgery can be more complex and has a higher risk of complications compared to the primary bariatric surgery. However, the Nova Bariatrics team is highly skilled and ready to reverse negative effects of prior surgeries and improve patient outcomes using the most advanced robotic technology.



NOVA Bariatrics

Dr. Alibhai

With Dr. Alibhai’s training in minimally invasive and robotic surgery, he performs a wide range of general surgical procedures as well including:

  • Robotic Gallbladder surgery
  • Robotic hernia surgery
  • Acid Reflux surgery

Mustafa H. Alibhai,MD,FACS,FASMBS