Revision surgery (Gastric bypass or surgical sleeve revision)
Frequently Asked Questions
What leads to weight regain after bariatric surgery?
Many factors beyond your control can lead to weight regain after surgery including: hormonal changes, gradual post-surgical dilation of the stomach pouch, progressive widening of the connection between the stomach and small intestine, and changes in metabolism since the original bariatric surgery.
WHAT IS A BARIATRIC REVISION PROCEDURE?
Bariatric revision can be performed through a surgical or a non-surgical procedure. A revision is performed to correct or enhance the original bariatric procedure/surgery the patient had done. The technique used for the revision will depend on the original weight loss procedure, the patient’s health, current BMI, and more. A bariatric endoscopist or bariatric surgeon will be able to determine which technique will work best for the patient’s current circumstances to get the weight loss back on track.
ARE THERE SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS FOR BARIATRIC REVISION SURGERY?
Factors considered when determining if a patient qualifies for a bariatric revision procedure include:
- Cause of weight regain or unsatisfactory weight los
- Original bariatric surgery or bariatric procedure that will need revision
- Patient’s overall health and medical conditions
- Side effects or symptoms related to the original bariatric surgery or bariatric procedure
IS THERE A LIMIT TO HOW MANY WEIGHT LOSS PROCEDURES A PERSON CAN HAVE?
No, there are no specific guidelines regarding how many weight loss surgeries or procedures an individual can have. Each patient’s situation will be reviewed and considered individually to determine if an additional procedure is recommended.
WHAT TYPES OF BARIATRIC SURGERY CAN BE REVISED?
Examples of bariatric surgery operations include:
- Surgical or laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
- Gastric bypass
- Mini gastric bypass
- Duodenal switch
WHAT KIND OF SUPPORT WILL I GET AFTER an endoscopic revision procedure?
After your revision procedure, you will have access to various sources of support including our clinical team, a personalized lifestyle and wellness expert for 12 months, and resources to a community of patients who have also undergone endoscopic weight loss procedures.