Bariatric Revision Surgery

Bariatric revision surgery can give you the boost you need to achieve your weight loss and lifestyle goals. We help you determine which type of revision surgery is best for you.

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What Is Bariatric Revision Surgery?

Bariatric revision surgery is a procedure that corrects or improves prior weight loss surgery.

Most of the time, bariatric surgery is successful—people lose weight and maintain a new, healthier lifestyle. However, in some cases, patients find that the procedure deteriorates over time or is no longer effective for a variety of reasons. Revision surgery can help.

Who Should Have Bariatric Revision Surgery?

If you have had weight loss surgery in the past but remain shy of your goals, or you're experiencing complications, we can help. We provide revision weight loss surgery for:

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

Bariatric Revision Tests

Our experts will discuss your goals and surgical history with you. We also run diagnostic tests to make sure your revision surgery is the best, safest fit for your needs. Tests may include:

Upper GI

A minimally invasive procedure using a thin, flexible scope through the mouth to evaluate your esophagus, stomach and the first part of your small intestine.

A special dye combined with X-rays is used to see how your digestive tract is working.

A functional exam of the esophagus to see how well it moves and empties.

Bariatric Revision Surgery Options

Our skilled team provides leading-edge, minimally invasive revision surgeries of all types. You can expect low-risk procedures that use the latest technologies to help you recover faster. We offer several revision procedures, including:

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Revision

The original gastric pouch created during surgery may become larger over time. 

  • Increase intestinal bypass
  • Decrease pouch and stomach size

Gastric Sleeve Revision

We can correct gastric sleeve surgery by:

  • Converting the gastric sleeve to a gastric bypass
  • Recreating the gastric sleeve 
  • Adding a gastric band
  • Changing the gastric sleeve to a duodenal switch

Gastric Band Removal

Rarely, gastric bands may cause complications that deter you from your goals and affect your health. We can remove the band causing problems and perform a gastric bypass or gastric sleeve.

After Bariatric Revision Surgery

We help you meet your goals and reverse the outcome or negative effects of your previous weight loss procedure. After your revision surgery, we develop a customized diet and exercise plan to help you stay on track. Our team provides you with all the information and support you need to get and remain healthy and fit.

Have Questions or Need Help?

To make an appointment or refer a patient, call us or send a message to the Weight Loss Program. You can also have us call you back at your convenience.

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