Revisional Bariatric Surgery
There are multiple reasons why patients can see inadequate results with previous weight loss surgeries. If patients have had inadequate weight loss, persistence of medical problems related to their weight, or subsequent weight regain they may be candidates for revisional bariatric surgery.
Patients will be evaluated by a surgeon, their medical and surgical records reviewed, appropriate diagnostic tests will be ordered, and they will be evaluated by our program dietician. Many problems with previous operations can be fixed by changes in dietary habits and behavioral modifications. If that is not the case, Optum offers multiple options for revisions of bariatric surgery including removal of Lap-Band with conversion to a Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy or Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, laparoscopic revision of failed Sleeves or Bypasses, or laparoscopic conversions to Bilio-Pancreatic Diversion or Duodenal Switch.
The decision to proceed with the revision of a bariatric surgery is a complex one which will require extensive conversation and planning with your surgeon, and has a significantly higher risk of complications than with your initial operation.