Revision Surgery

Revisions After Weight Loss Surgery

For some, the initial weight loss surgery may not be enough to provide satisfactory long-term weight loss, and for these patients, a revision surgery may be necessary. In others revision surgery may be needed to address problems such as reflux or GERD. Revision options depend on the type of initial bariatric surgery that was performed and will be determined after a comprehensive evaluation of the patient, including an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and other diagnostic studies. Most revision operations can be performed laparoscopically or robotically.

Revision Surgery Options

Several types of operations are possible, including gastric bypass revision surgery, gastric sleeve revision surgery and lap band revision.

  • Sleeve gastrectomy to duodenal switch (DS) — for some patients with a high initial BMI, the DS is performed as a two-stage procedure, with the sleeve gastrectomy performed first to jump-start weight loss.
  • Adjustable gastric band (AGB) to sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch or gastric bypass
  • Revision of prior gastric bypass to a more malabsorptive gastric bypass or duodenal switch
  • Placing an adjustable gastric band around the pouch of a gastric bypass to improve or restore the sense of fullness or restriction
  • Conversion from prior anti-reflux operation to sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch or gastric bypass

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