Bariatric Revisional Surgery
Unfortunately, there is no 100% full-proof method to lose weight and keep it off. Whether it be diet and exercise, weight loss drugs or surgical procedures, every option has an inherent failure rate. Although the failure rate is lowest with surgery, 10-30% of people will regain weight after a surgical procedure for weight loss. The reasons for this are not always clear.
For individuals that gain a modest amount of weight, the solution might simply be to return to the basics. Sometimes, deviation from the original behaviors learned after surgery can cause weight regain. For others, there is a technical issue with the operation causing weight regain. Again, there are many reasons for weight regain and these should be discussed with Dr Ayoola.
For those that have gained a significant amount of weight back, a bariatric revisional surgery may be necessary.
Am I a candidate?
Bariatric surgery is not for the casual dieter and there are several requirements that you will need to meet in order to be considered. Let us guide you through this process in a simple fashion. First, we need to know your height and weight. This will allow us to Calculate your Body Mass Index. BMI is an indicator used globally to indicate a healthy weight. Learn more about Body Mass Index
Who Should Consider Bariatric Revisional Surgery?
- Weight regain after weight loss surgery (e.g. lap band or gastric bypass)
- Medical problems arising from previous weight loss surgery that cannot be corrected by non surgical means
- Inadequate weight loss (e.g. BMI from 60’s down to 40’s after a weight loss procedure)
How is a Revisional Procedure Performed?
Depending on your original procedure, Dr Ayoola will discuss reasonable bariatric revisional surgery options that are PROVEN to help you re-establish the weight loss you desire.
Some types of bariatric revisional surgery we offer are:
- Lap band to Sleeve Gastrectomy
- Sleeve Gastrectomy to Duodenal Switch
- Gastric Bypass to Duodenal Switch
- Reversal of gastric bypass
- Removal of lap band