Revisional Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery & Medical Weight Loss located in Plano and Fort Worth, TX

Revisional Bariatric Surgery

About Revisional Bariatric Surgery

Revisional bariatric surgery is a procedure that can improve the results of or correct complications from a previous surgery. At Barnes Bariatric Surgical Solutions, foremost bariatric surgery revision specialist Greg Barnes, MD, has more than two decades of specialized experience in corrective bariatric surgery. He’s the surgeon other doctors send their patients to when they need complicated revision surgery. Call the Plano or Fort Worth, Texas, office or arrange your consultation online today.

Revisional Bariatric Surgery Q&A

What is revisional bariatric surgery?

Revisional bariatric surgery corrects problems that develop after bariatric surgery.

About 8 in 10 people who have bariatric surgery lose weight and maintain a healthy weight long term. But others may struggle. They may not be happy with their results. Without help, weight gain may continue until a medical crisis occurs.

Some people who have weight loss surgery have health complications. The specific health problems can vary with the type of surgery. 

Revisional bariatric surgery is often an urgent procedure. It offers a fresh start and allows you to take control of your health again. 

How does revisional bariatric surgery work?

Every revisional bariatric surgery procedure is different. Dr. Barnes customizes your surgery based on the problem, the prior surgery type, and your health. 

The common methods are:

Gastric bypass repair

Some possible gastric bypass problems include staple failure, pouch size increase, chronic vomiting, and severe ulcers. Dr. Barnes can use a variety of methods to address these problems. If necessary, he can completely reverse the gastric bypass. 

Lap-Band® repair

Lap-Band surgery may lead to serious health problems. Examples include band slippage, ulcers, stomach wall deterioration, and chronic food intolerances. Surgical correction depends on the problem.  Most commonly, the Lap Band is being removed and then converted to a Gastric Bypass or Sleeve Gastrectomy.  But, if you have chronic health problems, Dr. Barnes can reverse the Lap-Band procedure (remove it from your body). 

Gastric sleeve repair

Some people who have gastric sleeve surgery may develop problems. For example, chronic acid reflux (GERD). Some patients develop severe GERD, or heartburn, that isn't controlled by medication.  Many people can't even lie flat at night because stomach contents come up into their mouth.  For these people, surgical correction is a lifesaver.  Others may not lose weight or gain weight again. Dr. Barnes can convert the gastric sleeve into gastric bypass or reduce the size of the sleeve to correct these problems. 

How is revisional bariatric surgery different from the original procedure?

Revisional bariatric surgery is more complex than first-time bariatric surgery. It may take longer than your original surgery. 

But, in general, the recovery is the same as any other bariatric surgery. Dr. Barnes uses the most advanced minimally invasive methods for revisional bariatric surgery. This helps lessen recovery time. 

Dr. Barnes is well-known for remarkable results in highly complex revision surgeries.

Do you want to learn more about revision weight loss surgery? Call the Barnes Bariatric Surgical Solutions office or click online booking to learn more.