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Revisional Bariatric Surgery Specialist

Advanced Surgeons -  - Bariatric Surgery

Advanced Surgeons

Bariatric Surgery located in Valhalla, Poughkeepsie, & Carmel, NY

Weight loss surgery has a proven track record, but it isn’t always successful. If you experience complications, revisional bariatric surgery can correct the issue. At Advanced Surgeons, the expert bariatric surgeons have years of experience performing revisional bariatric surgery. To make an appointment at the office in Valhalla, Carmel, or Poughkeepsie, New York, call or schedule online.

Revisional Bariatric Surgery Q & A

What is revisional bariatric surgery?

Revisional bariatric surgery corrects mistakes from a previous operation. A recommendation for it occurs if you undergo weight loss surgery and it isn’t successful, or you experience complications.

By making adjustments through a second surgery, it’s possible to reduce the risk of infection and speed up your body’s natural healing process.

What are the types of revisional bariatric surgery?

Advanced Surgeons offers several types of revisional bariatric surgery, including:

Conversion surgery

A conversion procedure is a type of revisional surgery that substitutes your original operation for something completely different. For example, if an adjustable gastric sleeve is unsuccessful, your Advanced Surgeons provider might recommend a sleeve gastrectomy in its place.

Corrective surgery

During a corrective procedure, your Advanced Surgeons provider makes a series of surgical adjustments. These modifications make your original procedure more effective, or they eliminate a problem with it. 

Reversal surgery

Reversal surgery returns your digestive tract to its near original condition. The procedure involves your surgeon removing an appliance, like an adjustable gastric band.

Why would I need revisional bariatric surgery?

Advanced Surgeons might recommend revisional bariatric surgery if you fail to reach your weight loss goals. You might also benefit if you experience complications like:

  • Bleeding
  • Fistula
  • Leakage
  • Obstruction
  • Re-emergence of weight-related conditions

You might also benefit from revisional bariatric surgery if you start putting on weight after bariatric surgery.

Is revisional bariatric surgery necessary?

If you get weight loss surgery and it fails to make a difference, revisional bariatric surgery is worth considering. 

Weight loss surgery is safe and effective, but it isn’t always successful. Your Advanced Surgeons provider can develop a custom revisional surgery plan that helps you lose (and keep weight off) while reducing the risk of health problems like acid reflux or malnutrition.

What is recovery like after revisional bariatric surgery?

After revisional bariatric surgery, you stay in the hospital for several days. You can return to normal activities within one to three weeks, but it’s important not to rush your recovery. 

Follow your surgeon’s recovery instructions carefully, take your medication as prescribed, and attend each of your subsequent checkups.

To learn more about revisional bariatric surgery, make an appointment at Advanced Surgeons by calling the nearest office or scheduling online today.