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:
Revisional surgeries have traditionally been considered higher-risk than initial bariatric operations, due to the presence of scar tissue from the previous procedure in the surgical area.
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.
*Disclaimer:The information provided on this site is for general informational purposes only, and does not replace the need for a consultation with a plastic and reconstructive surgeon before undergoing a surgical procedure. Results are not guaranteed and may vary according to health condition, weight, skin type, individual needs and other factors.