Revision Surgery

Revision Surgery

Revision bariatric surgery is a surgical procedure performed to rectify or modify a previous weight loss surgery. It may be indicated if you have encountered suboptimal weight loss, experienced weight regain, or faced complications from your primary surgery, such as ulcers, pouch enlargement, or loosening of a lap band.

Although revision surgeries are often more complex than the initial bariatric procedures, our highly skilled surgeons possess extensive experience in performing revisions of gastric bypass and gastric sleeve surgeries. We conduct a meticulous assessment of your case to determine the reasons for your previous procedure’s failure. Based on this evaluation, we develop the most appropriate approach to achieving optimal outcomes in your case.

How Does a Revision Surgery Work?

Revision surgeries are customized to meet the specific requirements of each patient. Given that revision cases are distinct, our team of experts will conduct a thorough review of your medical history and collaborate with you to explore the various options available to you.
If you have undergone weight loss surgery in the past but have yet to achieve your desired outcomes, or are encountering complications, our services can be of assistance. We specialize in revision weight loss surgeries that can effectively address the following issues:

  • Weight gain post-surgery
  • Ruptured or displaced gastric bands
  • Displaced gastric band ports
  • Disrupted staples
  • Enlarged gastric pouch
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Difficulty swallowing

What to Expect from Duodenal Switch Surgery

Our revision surgery techniques are primarily minimally invasive, which offer multiple benefits, such as fewer complications, reduced pain, and faster recovery. Major revision surgeries are often conducted with the aid of robotic technology, which enhances precision, flexibility, and control during complex procedures.
We provide several options for revision surgeries for those who have undergone any of the following procedures:

  • Adjustable gastric band
  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
  • Sleeve gastrectomy

The technique adopted for your procedure is customized based on your specific needs and objectives. Your physician can assist you in selecting the most suitable approach for your case.

How Long Is The Hospital Stay After Revision Surgery?

After we perform revision bariatric surgery, the hospital stay varies depending on your case scenario. In general, you can expect to spend around 1 to 3 days recovering under our supervision and receive the necessary medical care. Factors like the complexity of your procedure, recovery rate, and complications influence the discharge timeline. We closely monitor your pain levels, tolerating the threshold for fluids and food, and overall stability before letting you go home. Even then, we send detailed instructions on post-surgical care to ensure your smooth transition back to your daily routine.

Is Revision Bariatric Surgery Safe?

While any surgery carries some risks, our facility prioritizes your safety with a focus on minimizing complications. So yes, it is safe. This procedure is particularly beneficial for those suffering from severe malnutrition and need discontinuation of supplemental nutrition. Additionally, revision surgery often takes place before considering a complete reversal of the original bariatric procedure and is reserved for only the most severe nutritional complications. Fortunately, studies have shown positive results of revision bariatric surgery for patients even over the age of 65. Still, the frequency of performing this surgery in our setup is less in older patients.

What are the Expected Outcomes of a Revision Procedure?

While outcomes from revision bariatric surgery can vary, weight loss typically tends to be less significant than that of the initial procedure.

The results of your revision surgery are also dependent on your prior bariatric surgery. For instance, patients who underwent lap band surgery initially can expect significant weight loss following a conversion to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.

We are committed to helping you achieve your goals and counteract any adverse outcomes or side effects resulting from your previous weight loss procedure. After your revision surgery, we develop a customized diet and exercise regimen tailored to your specific needs to help you stay on track. Our expert team provides comprehensive information and support to help you attain and maintain optimal health and fitness.

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