What is Revision Bariatric Surgery?

What is Revision Bariatric Surgery?

Advanced surgical techniques have made bariatric surgery is a fairly predictable and accurate procedure. However, sometimes the patient may require a revision surgery for a variety of reasons. Some patients may just need minor corrections to resolve complications arising from the primary procedure. In other cases, a completely new surgical approach may be necessary to achieve the desired goals.

Revision procedures are typically more complex and technically demanding as compared to the primary surgery. Therefore, it is important to choose a trained and experienced bariatric surgeon for such major procedures. Board certified surgeon, Dr. Wiljon Beltre, has been performing weight loss procedures for more than 14 years. He receives patients from Orlando, Tampa, Maitland, Central Florida, and nearby locations for both primary and revision bariatric surgery procedures.

Need for Revision Surgery

The need for revision bariatric surgery may commonly arise due to weight gain. About one in 10 patients will either fail to lose the desired amount of weight or will regain weight following the procedure. This may occur if the patient has not implemented critical lifestyle changes to maintain the results. In some cases, the primary procedure may not have addressed the unique metabolic condition of the patient correctly.

As an experienced revision bariatric surgeon, Dr. Beltre will closely engage with the patient to determine the cause of weight gain, and help them choose the most appropriate revision surgery technique. Dr. Beltre encourages patients to participate in long-term support programs in order to optimize their weight loss outcomes. Patients in Orlando, Tampa, Maitland, Central Florida, and surrounding areas have an opportunity to receive revision bariatric procedures from Dr. Beltre.

Complications Addressed in Revision Surgery

Revision bariatric surgery is designed to address a variety of complications that may have occurred during or following the primary procedure. These may include:

  • Stomach pouch is overstretched or has become oversized.
  • Absorption capacity of the intestines has grown beyond estimation.
  • Gastric band has slipped or eroded.
  • Complications such as leakage or obstructions need to be corrected.
  • The primary surgery involved outdated techniques, resulting in significant side effects.
  • Medical conditions such as ulcers, acute dumping, severe vitamin deficiency, malnutrition, or metabolic bone disease require correction.
  • The primary procedure was less aggressive than what was necessary to meet the patient’s unique needs.

These problems can be successfully addressed with revision bariatric surgery, provided the surgeon develops a customized surgical plan in accordance with the specific needs of a patient.

Types of Revision Surgery

A range of revision bariatric surgery procedures are available today to address specific complications or patient’s aesthetic dissatisfaction with previous results. Dr. Beltre provides the following types of revision procedures:

  • Gastric band removal surgery.
  • Converting gastric band to gastric bypass.
  • Converting gastric band to sleeve gastrectomy.
  • Converting traditional gastric bypass to distal gastric bypass to achieve additional weight loss.
  • Converting sleeve gastrectomy to gastric bypass.
  • Band over bypass.

Dr. Beltre will recommend strict guidelines for lifestyle improvements to ensure sustainable success with revision bariatric surgery.

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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