Who Can Go For Revision Surgery?
Anyone who gained weight after your first bariatric surgery can think of revision surgery. Few FAQ’s regarding revisional surgery
- Will you do my revision if another surgeon performed the original operation? Absolutely. Revisional bariatric surgery is one of our specialties, so it’s quite common for our
patients to have received their first bariatric operation from a different operating surgeon.
- What are the reasons to perform revisional bariatric surgery?
There are two:
- Poor weight loss or weight regain more than 50% gain from the total weight loss.
- Complications of the original procedure. These are generally procedure-specific, e.g., ulcers for RY gastric bypass, or ulcer in One anastomosis gastric bypass.
- Does weight regain after a bariatric operation “automatically” qualify me for revisional surgery?
No. Regaining a small amount of weight is common following all bariatric operations. The key is to limit the amount of weight gain. If weight control becomes a problem again, you should seek out your original bariatric surgeon for evaluation. Additionally, we’d be happy to answer any of your questions. Contact us on 899994999.
4. What are the results of revisional operations? The results can vary widely.
In the hands of an experienced bariatric surgeon, the results of operations for complications are generally good. This means that the complication is corrected and the associated problems are resolved. Weight loss following revisional procedures is generally less than the primary operation. This is primarily because patients who have revisional surgery for a failure to lose weight have considerably more difficulty losing weight in general.
In our series, we have fairly good experience with weight loss after failed primary procedure. The results also depend on the original bariatric procedure. Many patients who have failed to lose significant weight after undergoing the SLEVE procedure have fairly good weight loss after a conversion to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Conversely, patients who fail gastric bypass tend to lose less weight following conversion to a more malabsorptive bariatric procedure Generally, the process starts with the CT Scan the esophagus and stomach and Upper GI endoscopy, which reflect the cause of obesity. In some cases, patients don’t gain weight after bariatric surgery, but the solid acid reflux is also a reason to consider revised gastric bypass surgery.
The expert at NObesity decides the type of surgery you should have after considering various aspects like age, weight, and current health condition. NObesity is famous for
revision surgery without any complication, and most of the patients have positive results about their weight loss. Obesity is a chronic disease. People can’t live their life happily if they are suffering from obesity. If you are gaining weight even after first bariatric surgery, there are few reasons for this:
- The enlarged gastric pouch opening may prevent weight loss and responsible for weight gain.
- Exponential increment in the absorption of calories in the stomach results in weight gain even after surgery.
- Medical conditions like ulcers, stomach pain, vomiting are also reasons to consider revision surgery for weight loss. Patients suffering from such medical conditions should undergo revision surgery.
What are the risks?
There are some types of risks and complications are associated with this surgery.
- Stomal Stenosis
- Dumping syndrome
Although this surgery has risks, experienced doctors from NObesity take care of patients and give their best to reduce these risks.
Types of revision
- Sleeve to Bypass
- Sleeve to Banded Bypass
- Sleeve to MGB
- Bypass to Extended bypass
- Bypass to Duodenal switch