A revision operation is used to modify prior weight loss surgery. If you have unresolved complications or if you have not achieved your desired weight loss, a revision operation might be right for you. Revision surgeries are usually more complicated than an initial bariatric surgery. The surgeons at Sage Bariatric have performed over 12,000 bariatric procedures and are highly adept at the complexities these procedures can present.
Revision operations often convert the first procedure to one that is better suited for the patient. In these cases, revision surgery may result in a tremendous improvement for the patient. These procedures can usually be done laparoscopically (with small incisions). However, in some cases a large incision must be made in order to complete the operation safely. Revision operations are usually higher risk operations than first time operations.
In some cases, weight regain from an original bariatric surgery occurs due to getting off track with bariatric guidelines in terms of nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle. In these circumstances, Sage Bariatric’s medical team can often help patients get back on track and can help them resume weight loss without needing revision surgery. Thorough evaluation of each patient is required to assess which patients need a surgical revision, medical therapy, or both.
If you would like to know more about Weight Loss Revision Surgery, contact our San Antonio office.