Revision Weight Loss Surgery

Revision Weight Loss Surgery

Most weight loss and bariatric surgery procedures today are highly successful because of advanced laparoscopic surgical techniques and experienced surgeons performing the procedure. However, in some cases, the results of the surgery may not be up to the patient’s expectations or may require significant corrections to resolve complications arising from the primary procedure. More commonly, the patient may regain weight quickly, requiring a revision surgery.

In such cases, it will be necessary to perform revision weight loss surgery. This procedure can be more complex and technically challenging than the primary surgery. Therefore, it is important to choose a trained and experienced bariatric surgeon to perform revision surgery. Dr. Wiljon Beltre is a fellowship trained, board certified surgeon with over 15 years of experience in weight loss surgeries. Dr. Beltre receives patients from Orlando, Tampa, Maitland, Central Florida, and surrounding communities.

Need for Revision Procedure

About 10 to 15% of the patients will either fail to achieve the desired amount of weight loss, or will begin to regain weight quickly. This can happen typically because the first anatomical changes were not maintained or because the patient could not follow through with the critical lifestyle changes. This means the patient continued to refuse to work out or exercise, continues to eat high caloric foods such as fast food, chips, candy, fried foods, and so on. These types of eating habits and lack of exercise will result in weight gain.

Weight regain may also occur if the original bariatric surgery did not properly address the unique metabolic needs of patient. In exceptional cases, medical complications may also necessitate a revision procedure.

Surgery Planning

During the initial consultation for revision weight loss surgery, the bariatric surgeon will closely work with the patient to understand the key reasons behind the need for a revision procedure. Taking into account the patient’s general health condition, personal aesthetic needs and previous surgery results, a customized surgical plan will be developed.

The surgeon’s goal is to produce results that are closely matching with the patient’s anatomical condition and weight loss goals. A long-term follow up and support plan in consultation with experienced weight loss experts will also be prepared. Dr. Beltre is a leading surgeon who can provide the patients an opportunity for an effective and sustainable weight loss and overall betterment of health. He provides revision surgery to patients in Orlando, Tampa, Maitland, Central Florida, and nearby locations.

Types of Revision Surgery

The Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery, under the leadership of Dr. Beltre, offers a range of revision weight loss procedures that are designed to address dissatisfaction or complications arising from prior surgery. The key revision procedures include:

  • Removal of gastric band
  • Conversion of gastric band to gastric bypass
  • Conversion of gastric band to sleeve gastrectomy
  • Conversion of traditional gastric bypass to a distal gastric bypass for additional weight loss
  • Conversion of sleeve gastrectomy to gastric bypass
  • Band over bypass


To ensure safe and smooth recovery, Dr. Beltre will provide detailed guidelines on critical lifestyle changes that are essential to ensuring the success of the revision procedure. With support from experts, continuing a healthy diet and exercise regimen, and engaging with the ongoing support network, the patient can achieve desirable and lasting weight loss benefits.

To find out more about the procedures & treatments performed by Orlando Bariatric Surgeon, Dr. Wiljon Beltre, at The Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Call 321-499-6505 or Click Here to Schedule a Consultation.

Please note: If the weight is regained, diabetes and other conditions could return.

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