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Bariatric Surgery Revision, Cypress

Weight loss surgery is typically effective when patients follow their dietary and exercise program. In some cases (15 to 20%) these procedure may simply fail to produce meaningful or long lasting results. Furthermore, there may be instances when unexpected side effects such as slippage of an adjustable gastric band (lap band) will require surgical correction to another weight loss procedure. Conversion to another weight loss procedure or correction of an anatomic issue with a particular procedure is commonly referred to as revision bariatric surgery.

Reasons for Cypress Weight Loss Surgery Revision

While there are many reasons for a bariatric surgery revision, some conditions include:

  • Failure of mechanical components of the surgery, particularly lap band failure
  • Not achieving desired weight loss results
  • Continued nausea, vomiting and acid reflux with adjustable gastric band (lap band)
  • Unsuccessful resolution of comorbidities such as diabetes, acid reflux and hypertension
  • Weight regain after or poor weight loss after sleeve gastrectomy or lap band
  • Significant acid reflux following sleeve gastrectomy
  • Poor restriction with adjustable gastric band or lap band

We need to determine the cause of failure and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Revisional bariatric surgery is a very specialized and complex surgical treatment process. Great care is given to maximizing weight loss success while minimizing risks and complications.

Cypress Bariatric Surgery Revision Options

  • Revision/Conversion of a Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (Lap Band) to a Gastric Sleeve
  • Revision/Conversion of an Adjustable Gastric Band (Lap Band) to a Gastric Bypass
  • Revision/Conversion of a previous Gastric Sleeve to a Duodenal Switch
  • Revision/Conversion of a previous Gastric Sleeve to a Gastric Bypass
  • Revision/Conversion of a previous Vertical Banded Gastroplasty (VBG) to a Gastric Bypass
  • Removal of a Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (Lap Band)

A bariatric surgery revision is usually successful in resolving the associated problems and promoting further weight loss, although the results can vary widely depending on the original procedure. Weight loss following a revision is typically not as dramatic as the initial bariatric operation. As revision surgery can be more complex and involve more risks than a first time bariatric surgery, it is important to choose a bariatric surgeon that is experienced and skilled in performing revision bariatric surgery. It is also paramount to know that in all bariatric procedures, the best weight loss results are achieved by patients who are able to comply with the diet and exercise. Consider a consultation and learn more about cypress bariatric surgery revision.