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Reasons Patients Undergo Revision Bariatric Surgery

Revising a bariatric surgery procedureHere at Tijuana Bariatric Center, we take great pride in helping patients lose excessive amount of weight and achieve their wellness goals. Surgeries such as gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and gastric banding have yielded excellent results, allowing people to lose weight and look their very best.

We acknowledge, however, that there is a need for revision bariatric surgery to address weight loss issues. That's why we're more than happy to discuss the possibility of a corrective or secondary procedure with patients should the need arise.

Sometimes an Initial Surgery Proves Ineffective

Even though many bariatric surgeries are successful and patients are satisfied with the results, there are chances that the surgery will not succeed. In such cases, one option to consider is revision bariatric surgery. This essentially means altering the initial weight loss procedure or changing that initial procedure into a different type of weight loss procedure.

The exact method of revision will be tailored to the need of the patient. Typically the first step will be assessing what the nature of the issue is for the patient. Below are some common reasons why weight loss surgery may be revised.

Revision Procedures to Address Failure of Initial Surgery

Sometimes a patient does not experience any significant weight loss after their bariatric surgery. This is frustrating, especially given the nature of the procedure they've undergone. In these cases, revision surgery will help further reduce caloric intake and/or caloric absorption to help with further weight loss.

Revision Procedures to Problems with Initial Surgery

In other cases, a patient may be experiencing good weight loss but a complication following surgery occurs. This could mean a leakage in the stomach, issues with the gastric band, or other healing problems. In such instances, the revision procedure will be focused on addressing these health issues and preventing further problems from occurring.

Revision Procedures to Improve Initial Weight Loss

Sometimes patients who undergo weight loss surgery lose weight, but they do not lose much weight or they lose weight slowly. There are some cases where the level of weight loss plateaus, with a patient not losing or gaining any more weight even though they are still obese. In these instances, the revision procedure is performed in order to achieve better weight loss results overall.

Revision Procedures to Lose Weight That's Been Regained

It's not uncommon for people to regain some of the weight they lost following a bariatric surgery. However, sometimes patients regain a lot of the weight they lost, inn fact, they may begin experiencing obesity again. The revision procedure helps keep that returning weight off.

Revision Procedures to Address Health and Wellness Problems

When any health or wellness problem arises after a bariatric surgery, a revision procedure may be just what's needed to help alleviate the problem. This goes for issues with swallowing and heartburn as well as more serious problems with digestive health and nutrition. Revision procedures can address all of these matters in various ways.

Schedule a Consultation at Tijuana Bariatric Center

To learn more about revision bariatric surgery and your many other options for advanced weight loss procedures, be sure to contact our bariatric surgery center today. The team at Tijuana Bariatric Center will help you lose weight safely and quickly.

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