Revisional Bariatric Surgery
A small number of bariatric patients may need to have their original surgery "revised." Revision (or corrective) weight loss surgery is a procedure to help correct problems associated with weight loss (bariatric) surgery.
The most common reason for revision weight loss surgery is insufficient weight loss after the initial weight loss surgical procedure. But patients also might need corrective weight loss surgery because they have gained weight or have complications from a first-time weight loss surgery.
Most times, revisional surgery can be performed in a minimally invasive fashion.
Some revision options may include:
- conversion of sleeve gastrectomy to gastric bypass or duodenal switch
- revision of gastric bypass
- conversion of previous lap band to sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass
- endoscopic (through the mouth) reduction of gastric pouch after gastric bypass
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