Bariatric Revision Surgery

Bariatric Revision Surgery

Unfortunately some people who underwent surgery for obesity in the 80’s, 90’s and more recently have not managed to achieve or maintain their weight-loss goals. Some suffer side effects or complications from weight loss surgery that was not suited to them.

Failing to lose weight and/or unpalatable side effects after surgery are problems that can be dealt with; these problems are usually the result of “operation failure” rather than the failure of the person who has undergone the operation.

In addition to “operation failure” many patients who have regained weight after weight-loss surgery have picked up “ bad habits”, putting them at risk of further weight regain should they have further weight-loss surgery.

If a previous operation has failed to give adequate weight loss or has resulted in significant side effect, it may be revised or converted to another procedure that is more suited to the individual.

In over 95% of cases this can be done laparoscopically (keyhole surgery) or robotically. “Re-do” surgery or revision surgery is typically more complex and therefore patients are theoretically at greater risk of complications and weight regain than others. For this reason cautious assessment and consultation is required for all patients who are considering this option.

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