Revision Bariatric Surgery Orange County
Offering a compassionate program that provides comprehensive care and support before, during, and after bariatric surgery to morbidly obese patients, Smart DIMENSIONS™ performs revision surgery for failed bariatric surgery for Los Angeles and Orange County residents.
Overcome a Failed Weight Loss Procedure and Achieve Your Goals
Weight-loss surgery is typically very effective when patients follow their dietary and exercise plans, but in 20-30% of cases, these procedures may simply fail to produce lasting weight loss results and weight regain can occur. This is not necessarily the patient’s fault; sometimes the body simply does not respond well to a particular obesity treatment. When an ineffective procedure results in weight regain, a revision procedure may be the best solution. At Smart DIMENSIONS™, our expert surgeons offer several revisional bariatric surgery options to Los Angeles and Orange County area patients, including endoscopic suture, gastric banding, and the Rose Procedure.
Weight Gain or Inadequate Weight Loss After Gastric Bypass Surgery
Symptoms of failed gastric bypass surgery include increased stomach capacity and slowed weight loss or weight regain. For more information on Weight Gain After Bariatric Surgery, click here.
Revision Surgery for Weight Regain After Gastric Sleeve Surgery (Re-Sleeve)
In some cases, improper eating (frequent large meals, drinking carbonated beverages, and binge eating) or a failure to completely remove all necessary portions of the stomach, can result in weight regain after gastric sleeve surgery. When significant or lasting weight loss is not achieved in patients who have undergone gastric sleeve surgery, a “re-sleeve” may aid in further weight loss. Using endoscopic techniques, the same as those used during the original procedure, the residual or additional portion of the stomach is removed.
Conversion to Gastric Bypass Surgery for Weight Regain After Gastric Sleeve Surgery
If gastric sleeve surgery has failed to achieve lasting or desired weight loss in a patient, conversion to a gastric bypass procedure can be an effective alternative for additional weight loss. There are some cases in which gastric sleeve surgery is followed by gastric bypass surgery or duodenal switch surgery. This is often referred to as a “staged” approach to bariatric surgery and is typically performed in “high-risk” cases where the second procedure (the gastric bypass surgery) is less risky than it would have been if performed as the first and only procedure. Visit our Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery page for more information about this procedure.
Weight Gain or Inadequate Weight Loss After Gastric Banding Surgery
One of the advantages of gastric banding is that the band can be adjusted without additional surgery to help control complications, as well as the size of the stomach pouch. These adjustments are often enough to solve the problem, but in some cases, a revision procedure for failed bariatric surgery may be required. At Smart DIMENSIONS™ serving Los Angeles and Orange Counties, we monitor post-surgical patients regularly to check for symptoms indicating weight regain after bariatric surgery. Symptoms of failed gastric banding surgery that may require a new procedure include weight regain or failure to lose a desirable amount of weight within an appropriate period of time after surgery. Increased stomach pouch capacity in spite of repeated adjustments may also be a sign of a failed procedure.
Conversion from Gastric Band to Gastric Bypass Surgery After Weight Regain
When the LAP-BAND® or REALIZE™ Band has failed, a switch from gastric banding to a gastric bypass may be beneficial. Serving Los Angeles, Orange County, and the surrounding areas, Smart DIMENSIONS™ surgeons are qualified to perform this procedure safely and effectively in order to help patients achieve their weight loss goals. Visit our Gastric Bypass Surgery page to learn more about this procedure.
Risks of Revision Surgery for Weight Regain After Bariatric Surgery
Like any surgical procedure, revision surgery does have risks. Among the most common risks associated with revision surgery are gastro-intestinal leakage, a higher conversion rate to open surgery, infection, longer hospital stays, and possible failure to resolve the original issue. To help minimize these risks, patients should choose a surgeon with significant experience in performing revision procedures for weight gain after bariatric surgery.
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What Does Revision Surgery for Failed Bariatric Surgery Cost?
The best way to calculate the cost of revision surgery is to meet with a bariatric surgeon. Several factors affect the price of the surgery, and these are best discussed on a case-to-case basis.
Contact Smart DIMENSIONS™ Weight Loss Today
Many bariatric surgery patients who regain weight think they must be doing something wrong, but sometimes, the original surgery was simply ineffective. If you have begun to experience some weight regain or less-than-desired weight loss after bariatric surgery, contact Smart DIMENSIONS™, serving the greater Los Angeles area, to learn more about revisional bariatric surgery. Please call 714-861-4666 today to schedule your free initial consultation! Results may vary and we will help customize a solution specifically designed for you.