This is an option for patients suffering from complications of previous weight loss surgery
Over the years many different kinds of bariatric procedures have been performed for patients with obesity. In some cases, a revision to these surgeries may be needed to address complications or weight loss goals. Newer procedures have a very low revision rate of 2% to 5%, while some of the earlier procedures have a revision rate of up to 90%
Revisional surgery may be necessary for:
Patients who have not lost as much weight as intended.
Patients may undergo revision (reoperation to produce more weight loss), or conversion to a different weight loss procedure.
Patients who have lost too much weight.
Patients may undergo reversal of the original weight loss procedure.
Revisional surgery also may be required to reverse a weight loss procedure for one or more of the following complications:
Ulcers or fistulas after gastric bypass.
Persistent recurrent vomiting after band or vertical sleeve gastrectomy.
Protein malnutrition after duodenal switch.
Reflux after vertical sleeve gastrectomy.