Revision Weight Loss Surgery
Bariatric surgery is an effective tool to help people achieve long term weight-loss and improve the quality of their health. As many studies have shown, more than 90 percent of people affected by severe obesity are able to lose and keep off 50 percent or more of their excess body weight after bariatric surgery, when combined with proper diet and exercise.
But sometimes, patients may have complications from surgery. They may start to regain their weight or have inadequate weight loss. Some of the reasons prompting revision surgery include:
- The metabolic needs of the patient were not addressed during the first surgery – this is known as “metabolic failure.”
- The patient was unable to change their eating habits and lifestyle after a particular bariatric procedure.
- Anatomical changes made during bariatric surgery did not sustain.
Certain medical complications that can occur after bariatric surgery may also require revision surgery. These conditions may include:
- Metabolic Bone Disease
- Severe Dumping
- Vitamin Deficiencies
Patients who believe they need revision surgery will be carefully evaluated. This includes checking the anatomy of their stomach or intestines and reviewing eating and exercise habits. Many post-surgical complications can be corrected laparoscopically, which is a less invasive form of surgery that requires a shorter recovery time. Some patients may require reversal of the original bariatric surgery.
At Bon Secours Surgical Weight Loss, we’re committed to helping patients achieve long-term weight loss. Revision surgery not only helps patients correct complications but can also help enhance their weight loss results.
Take our Free Surgical Weight Loss Candidate Quiz to see if you are eligible for revision weight loss surgery or to explore other options.
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