Revisional Bariatric Surgery
Located in Los Angeles County
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.
Common Reasons for Revisional Bariatric Surgery
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:
- A bariatric surgery patient regains a significant amount of the original weight in the years following the initial surgery.
- A patient did not experience substantial weight loss at all from the first bariatric surgery.
- A patient, even after some weight loss, is still morbidly obese.
- Complications, such as leakage or a slipped band, have resulted from the first bariatric surgery.
- Severe side effects, such as persistent vomiting or ulcers, occurred after the first surgery.
Innovations in Revisional Bariatric Surgery
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.
One of those new procedures is Lap Band over Bypass Surgery. This is a new revision option for patients who have had a Gastric Bypass which has failed over time and have had significant weight regain. The patient must meet the requirements for bariatric surgery to be a candidate. Review the requirements here.
Lap Band Surgery Video
Research shows that the best results from revisional bariatric surgeries are achieved by the most experienced bariatric surgeons.
Los Angeles, California bariatric surgeon Dr. Carson Liu™ has performed more than 2,600 bariatric surgeries in his career and is nationally recognized in the field. If you had a previous bariatric surgery and are unsatisfied with your results, please contact our Los Angeles bariatric surgery office today to discuss your options.