Weight Loss Surgery

Laparoscopic Revisional Surgery

Common Reasons for Revisional Bariatric Surgery

Not all bariatric surgery patients are satisfied with their weight loss after their initial surgery. Some patients, whether through a failure to change their lifestyle, a problem with the original procedure or the natural stretch of the stomach pouch or outlet, still struggle with obesity and need to seriously consider a revisional bariatric surgery. A revisional surgery might be an option if:

  • A bariatric surgery patient regains a significant amount of the original weight in the years following the initial surgery.
  • A patient did not experience substantial weight loss at all from the first bariatric surgery.
  • A patient, even after some weight loss, is still morbidly obese.
  • Complications, such as leakage or a slipped band, have resulted from the first bariatric surgery.
  • Severe side effects, such as persistent vomiting or ulcers, occurred after the first surgery.