Revisional bariatric surgery is sometimes required to address the negative side effects or complications following previous bariatric surgery. Revisional bariatric surgery ensures that your weight-loss surgery is working to its best potential.
There are a range of reasons a person may require or seek revisional bariatric surgery. Two common examples include significant reflux after a sleeve gastrectomy or difficulty eating and / or weight regain after a lap band procedure.
The specifics of a person’s procedure depend on the nature of the complication and the reason for revisional bariatric surgery. It may include steps such as trimming or reducing the size of the gastric pouch, removal of a gastric band, re-sleeving a stretched stomach, replacement or fixation of a lap band access port, or conversion to another type of bariatric surgery.
Revisional bariatric surgery carries higher risks than initial bariatric surgery. Dr Moar will take a detailed history to learn more about your individual circumstances and discuss the risks of surgery and alternative treatment options with you.