Lap band, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, and duodenal switches have improved the lives of millions of people by helping them lose a significant amount of weight and keep it off long-term. However, there are times when surgery might fail or require further attention in the future. If you require surgery revision for any reason, our dedicated team is available to provide you with the surgical correction you need to maintain the results of your initial surgery and stay healthy.
Patients who have undergone a weight loss surgery may regain weight after a period of time has passed. We can provide help and support for patients who had surgery previously and have gained weight due to changes in their life or anatomical adjustments such as stretching of the stomach. Some of the most common reasons for revisional surgery include band intolerance, band slippage, dysphagia, gastroesophageal reflux disease, pouch dilation, and esophageal dysmotility. These issues can potentially be addressed surgically to support the success of your initial procedure. Patients who have undergone previous weight loss surgery will need to complete a workup that is determined by their insurance.
These types of revision options include conversion to sleeve, bypass or duodenal switch, re-sleeving, removing gallbladder or sleeving the bypass. The exact procedure you may require will depend on a number of factors and can vary from person to person. That is why it is important to choose a surgeon who can provide you with the insight and experience necessary to help you make the decision that is right for you and your body.
Revisional surgery often requires a more involved and lengthy surgery. This may require cutting through scar tissue and other factors. For most patients, a hospital stay of 1-2 days is expected, with at-home recovery taking 1-2 weeks. Revisional surgeries, on average, have very positive outcomes, allowing patients to recoup all of the benefits of their initial surgery and continue leading a healthy lifestyle.
If you have previously had weight loss surgery and find that you have regained weight or encountered other complications that are negatively impacting your life, contact LoneStar Bariatrics today. We can help you decide whether a revision surgery may be the right next step for you.