While the outcome of bariatric surgery is usually a positive one, some patients who have had gastric bypass or other types of weight loss surgery sometimes require a second, or revisional bariatric surgery to get the results they want and need.
Not all bariatric surgery patients are satisfied with their weight loss after their initial surgery. Some patients, whether through a failure to change their lifestyle, a problem with the original procedure or the natural stretch of the stomach pouch or outlet, still struggle with obesity and need to seriously consider a revisional bariatric surgery. A revisional surgery might be an option if:
Fortunately, over the past 10 years, revisional surgery results have seen great improvement. New surgical tools and procedures available today give patients who have had a previous bariatric surgery several excellent options for revisional surgery.
Two of those new procedures, StomaphyX™ and ROSE (Restorative Obesity Surgery, Endolumenal), are used to correct stretched stomach pouches or enlarged stomach outlets. They are incision-free, usually done on an outpatient basis, and have a quick recovery time.
If you had a previous bariatric surgery and are unsatisfied with your results, please contact our office today to discuss your options.