Revision weight loss surgery is a surgical procedure that is performed on patients who have already undergone a form of bariatric surgery, and have either had complications from such surgery or have not successfully achieved significant weight loss results from the initial surgery. Procedures are usually performed laparoscopically, though open surgery may be required if prior bariatric surgery has resulted in extensive scarring.
Gastric Bypass Revision Surgery: Sometimes known as revisional surgery – refers to a weight loss treatment that follows a previous weight loss surgery that did not lead to the desired level of success.
Gastric Sleeve Revision Surgery: 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.
Gastric Band Revision Surgery: Gastric band procedures are safe, popular, and effective ways to lose excess weight and maintain a healthier lifestyle for many people. But sometimes patients elect to have their gastric bands adjusted or removed if they experience a decrease in weight loss or discomfort from the band’s positioning. Adjustments are not uncommon—especially after a significant amount of weight has been lost—and the band’s placement may have to be reconfigured to account for the change. Whatever the reason for a LAP-BAND® or REALIZE® band removal or adjustment, Dr. Nusbaum and the medical staff at Nusbaum Medical Center at the top of their field when it comes to surgical weight loss procedures. Dr. Nusbaum has guided countless patients to healthier lifestyles maintained for the long term.