Revisional Bariatric Surgery
Conveniently located to serve Detroit, MI
Bariatric surgery is a time-tested method for weight loss. But in some cases, bariatric surgery gives rise to a variety of issues. Some patients may even fail to lose weight after bariatric surgery. All such cases necessitate revisional bariatric surgery
Options for Revisional Bariatric Surgery
Revisional bariatric surgery is not a single procedure. It can be divided into multiple procedures depending on the original bariatric surgery.
Revision after Sleeve Gastrectomy
– Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is a popular bariatric procedure. However, it can cause complications like severe gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). In some patients, the weight loss after this surgery may be unsatisfactory. All such patients have numerous options to revise this surgery. The correct procedure will depend on the exact cause of surgery. Patients who are afflicted with reflux problems can opt for Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). Patients who have a dilated sleeve will need re-sleeve gastrectomy. Conversion to BPD is another option for revision from sleeve gastrectomy.
Revision After Adjustable Gastric Band
– This procedure can require revisional surgery to correct due to multiple reasons ranging from technical failure of the instrument or weight regain. Those who experience the technical problem can benefit from the replacement of the band or the port, depending on the problem. Removal of the band can cause high weight gain. After removing the band, a patient can choose a revision to sleeve gastrectomy. This revisional bariatric surgery can be performed as a single operation where the removal of the gastric band and sleeve gastrectomy is performed simultaneously. It can also be a two-step procedure with the sleeve gastrectomy performed after some time from the band removal process.
Some surgeons choose Laparoscopic conversion to Roux En Y Gastric Bypass (LRYGB) to revise failure of the adjustable gastric band.
Revision After Gastroplasty Procedure
– Placing an adjustable gastric band around the top portion of the stomach is a revision procedure for patients who have undergone a failed gastroplasty procedure or Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. This procedure is usually performed laparoscopically though some may require open surgery.
Revision from Vertical Gastric Banding and Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding
– Patients who suffer from failed vertical gastric banding, gastroplasty, stomach stapling and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding can go for Roux-en-Y gastric bypass as a revision procedure.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are in need of revisional bariatric surgery, contact Detroit Weight Loss Doc today to schedule a consultation. Our team can let you know what the best course of action is provide you with the personalized care and results you need.
Your procedure will be performed in Dr. Sousas’s surgery center located in Madison Heights, MI, just outside of Detroit.