Has your bariatric surgery failed to provide the life-changing results you sought?
Weight-loss surgery can be a lifesaving and life-changing tool in the fight for a person’s overall health. But if this surgery causes additional health complications, stops working or never worked at all, you may need a bariatric surgery revision (also known as revisional bariatric surgery).
No matter where you received your first bariatric surgery, when it was performed, or who performed it, our team works closely with you to determine why the weight-loss surgery tool failed you and how best to fix it.
Why does bariatric surgery fail?
It is important to remember that the failure of the surgery is not your failure. Bariatric surgeries fail for a variety of reasons:
- Your type of weight-loss surgery was not the best option for you. Procedures and technologies in this space are always evolving. Some patients may have had surgery before the best method for them was pioneered.
- You did not have the post-surgery support needed for long-term success
- Technical aspects of the surgery were not performed precisely enough
For some patients, it may be one or more of these reasons. For others, it may never be clear why the surgery did not lead to the desired outcome. No matter the cause, our team will work with you to provide the support and guidance you need for long-term success.
Do I need a bariatric surgery revision?
Patients who need a bariatric surgery revision may be experiencing medical complications from their procedure, such as vomiting, difficulty swallowing, reflux, gastric ulcer, etc., or it could be that they have had inadequate weight loss from the procedure or they have regained significant weight after an initial period of weight loss.
If you think you need a bariatric surgery revision, our team will meet with you, review your medical records and perform tests to determine why the procedure did not result in the desired outcome. Some patients simply may need additional nutritional, exercise and lifestyle support to get the most benefit from their weight-loss surgery. Others may require one or more revision surgery to correct a complication of the initial procedure or adjust the method of weight loss.
You do not need to live with a failed treatment! If your weight loss surgery is no longer working for your health, contact us for help.
What are the types of bariatric surgery revisions?
There are many options for patients seeking additional support after their bariatric surgery. Procedures include:
- Gastric band over gastric bypass
- Gastric band to sleeve gastrectomy
- Vertical banded gastroplasty to sleeve gastrectomy
- Gastric banding with plication
Each surgery, each case, each person, each circumstance is unique. That’s why we work so closely with you to determine the very best way to help you find long term success. Contact us now to find out what option is best for you.
The Rose Center for bariatrics difference
Bariatric surgery is highly technical, multifaceted, and complex, and bariatric revision surgery is even more intricate. In order to decrease the potential for complication and increase the chance for success, you must find a highly trained, highly experienced surgical team to perform your revisional bariatric surgery.
The team at the Rose Center for Bariatrics performs more bariatric revisions than anyone in the Rocky Mountain Region. We are one of the most experienced bariatric surgery programs in the nation and are designated by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery as a Bariatric Center of Excellence.
Our highly specialized surgeons are leaders in the field of bariatric medicine. They have helped pioneer new techniques and have performed thousands of bariatric surgeries. Our bariatrics nursing staff understands the unique needs that bariatric surgery patients experience and are dedicated to helping patients have a pleasant experience in the days following surgery and leave the hospital ready to make the most of their lives post-surgery.
In addition to this clinical excellence, our team also understands the importance of support. Our proven pre- and post-surgical programs give each patient the best possible outcome after his or her bariatric surgery or revisional surgery. This means our patients see lasting results and can move ahead living their lives to the fullest.