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Each weight loss procedure has different short and long-term results, as well as unique long-term complications. Patients who have had ill effects as a result of weight loss surgery may require other procedures to correct the original operation. These types of operations are called revisional weight loss surgery.
Our experts surgeons have performed more than 200 revisions from other weight loss procedures such as gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding, and sleeve gastrectomy on patients from all over the United States.
Benefits of Revisional Weight Loss Surgery
There are many benefits to laparoscopic revisional weight loss surgery, including:
- Most procedures/revisions can be done laparoscopically, which means smaller incisions, less pain and quicker recovery
- Most patients only require a hospital stay of one to two days
- Recovery time is shorter overall
With many options in revisional surgery today, it is important to choose an experienced surgeon who can help you make the best choice for your needs. Dr. Bonheur is a board certified surgeon who is well versed in revisional weight loss surgery. Despite recent weight gain, loss of restriction and added hunger, not all patients will need revisional surgery. During your consultation your needs will be heard and options discussed directly with our weight loss experts. AMI Weight Loss Center‘s comprehensive approach to weight loss ensures that the positive results you receive from your experience with us will help you maintain long term success with proper exercise, diet and stress management techniques.
If you have gained weight since your original bariatric procedure, it may be time to consider laparoscopic revisional weight loss surgery. Talk to your doctor, or contact our team of experienced professionals to find out which procedure is right for you.
Do I need Revisional Weight Loss Surgery?
Revision weight loss surgery repairs or revises a prior bariatric surgery. Even if you maintain good habits and you made use of a qualified surgeon and reputable surgical center, there is always a possibility that you need a revision weight loss procedure.
Some common situations that may require a revisional weight loss operation may include the following:
- Complications from a previous open gastric bypass procedure
- Failure to lose adequate weight after a gastric banding