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Bariatric Revision Surgery

If your bariatric surgery led to complications or poor results, it can be difficult to remain hopeful about your weight loss goals.

Bariatric revision surgery can address the shortcomings of your first procedure and help you achieve your desired results—for good.

Unsatisfied with the results of your bariatric surgery? The Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery in Plano, TX, can help you.

When & Why Should You  Consider Revision Weight Loss Surgery?

There have been many new advances in technology and surgical techniques in recent years. These advances have significantly improved bariatric surgery and led to better bariatric results. Long-term weight loss success is possible. Not all weight loss surgery or bariatric surgeons are the same. Dr. Cribbins's 20 years of experience, advanced training, skill, and expertise set him apart.

Improved Results

If gastric band surgery, gastric bypass surgery, or gastric sleeve surgery did not produce the results you wanted, or if you gained weight after some time, bariatric revision can help you achieve better results or restart your weight loss.

Better Overall Health

By reducing or even reversing comorbidities such as type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, and high cholesterol, a successful weight loss procedure can help you improve your overall health. If you suffer from acid reflux, a gastric bypass can be used to redirect acid away from the esophagus, reducing symptoms like heartburn. 

Superior Quality of Life

Bariatric surgery revision gives patients a second chance to lose excess weight. In some cases, this means a new lease on life. The confidence that comes from greater comfort often translates to every part of your life. 

Discouraged by Your Results?  We are here to help you

You do not have to live with the unsatisfactory results of weight loss surgery of years past. Surgical advances in bariatrics can help you take control of your future and achieve effective and durable weight loss with the help of our surgeons.

At Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery, we offer many surgical and non-surgical solutions to help patients succeed with revisional bariatric surgery in Plano, the DFW metroplex, and surrounding areas.

Our board-certified surgeon, Dr. A. Joseph Cribbins III, is affiliated with several associations, including: 

  • American Board of Surgery (ABS)
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
  • Texas Association for Bariatric Surgery (TABS)
  • Obesity Action Coalition (OAC)

You have options and we can help. To learn more, request a consultation at our Plano, TX, practice or call us:

(214) 501-1333

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Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery proudly serves patients from Dallas, Plano, and beyond. We are here to help you achieve your wellness goals.

What Patients Are Saying about Us


Makala Staicer

Plano, TX


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I was very nervous about my appointment with Dr. Joe to discuss a possible revision to my gastric sleeve. I had a terrible experience with my previous bariatric surgeon and so I had my reservations about meeting with another one. When Dr. Joe walked in he was so cheerful and put me and ease immediately. He was so kind to me even though I was so embarrassed and ashamed to be asking for a revision surgery due to weight regain. He didn't make me feel guilty or put me down. I am a difficult case due to lots of prior surgical history and he spent time with me, he listened to me and is helping me navigate this journey. I'm so thankful for Dr. Joe and am looking forward to continuing to work with him and his team.

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Jen M

Plano, TX


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If only every medical practice could be as empathetic, accessible, encouraging, and interested in patient health and happiness as Dr. Joe and crew. I HATE all things medical, but I genuinely look forward to my appointments here. My initial surgery was near painless and recovery was a breeze. Now I'm scheduled for revision due to reflux and his team have busted their butts trying to get insurance to cooperate. Dr. Joe was readily available (and endlessly patient) to answer questions while I was still researching, pre-op, immediately post-op, and when I started having reflux problems. Dr. Chen did my endoscopy and a followup appointment (Dr. Joe was on vacation) and he was equally informative and patient with all my questions. I have had NOTHING but positive experiences with this group and wish they were able to handle all my medical care.

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Reasons to Consider  Revision Surgery

Weight Reoccurrence

Whether your weight regain occurred years later or soon after your initial procedure, revision can help. If you suffered a weight regain it is important to understand that there are options. Several different factors could have caused you to gain weight, including; surgeon factors (improper post-operative instructions, poor technique, outdated technology, surgical skill and experience) patient factors (deviations from your weight loss plan, behavioral changes, lifestyle changes, stress, or pregnancy) and anatomical factors that limited the surgeon in the first surgery.


Although the risk of complications from gastric bypass, LAP-BAND®, and other surgeries is low, complications can occur. If your original procedure was not performed correctly, our board-certified doctors can help.

We use careful planning and state-of-the-art technology with Da Vinci Xi to ensure safe, successful outcomes each time.

Updated Procedures

Weight loss surgery has evolved dramatically over the past few years. Many patients from Plano, Dallas, and other parts of Texas come to us for the latest procedures like gastric bypass or gastric sleeve that could help them lose weight more efficiently and effectively. Some patients who received a gastric band in the past now require revision surgery to address reflux, weight regain, or a slipped band. 

There are also many patients that come to Texas Center for a re-sleeve or a sleeve to bypass to achieve greater weight loss results that were not achieved from their first surgery. Dr. Cribbins uses the Da Vinci Xi surgical system, which provides him with 3DHD vision and increased accuracy during the surgery, resulting in better patient outcomes.

Does Insurance Cover Revision Surgery?


Yes. Most primary weight loss procedures and revision surgeries are partially or fully covered by medical insurance. As policies and coverage can vary, be sure to check with your insurance provider.

Worried about the Cost of Revision Weight Loss Surgery?

Is Revision Surgery Worth It?

Revisions are often covered by insurance.  If you are worried about the cost of revision surgery, you are not alone. Many patients who already invested in an initial bariatric procedure are hesitant to pay for a second surgery and its associated costs.

Many patients who choose revision surgery feel that the improved weight loss and resulting health benefits justify the price. We can help you consider the advantages of revisional treatment during a consultation.

Financing Options

Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery accepts financing through Prosper™ Healthcare Lending and CareCredit®. These financing options divide the total cost of your revision procedure into manageable installments.

During your consultation at our bariatric surgery office in Plano, we can go over payment and financing options and determine an affordable, cost-effective solution that fits in your budget.

Which Revision Surgery Is Right for You?

Texas Center Surgeons take several factors into account when deciding which surgery to perform:
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Your General Anatomy

We start with gathering your prior medical and surgical history.  We often perform an EGD to take a look inside and evaluate the esophagus and stomach to determine which procedure is best-suited to your anatomy.

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Your Health and Lifestyle

Before performing revision bariatric surgery, our doctors want to find out why the weight reoccurance or complications occurred so that we can find a procedure that is better suited to your needs. We will examine genetics, nutrition, behavior patterns, prior surgical technique used, and environmental factors at home that could be influencing your weight. 

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Which Procedure You Initially Underwent

We will also take into account which procedure you underwent the first time to decide which revision bariatric surgery is right for you.  The same procedure performed by a different surgeon is not always the same surgery as training, experience, technique, and technology make a difference in surgical outcomes. 

Take the Next Step Contact Our Practice Today

If your gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, or gastric band was unsuccessful, don't feel discouraged. Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery can help you continue your weight loss journey. Contact our practice online to get answers from experienced bariatric surgeons. You can also reach our office in Plano by phone.

Long-Lasting Results, Lifelong Change Patients from Dallas and Plano Share Their Stories


Charity Guerrero

Plano, TX


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Dr. Joe, Dr. Chen and all of their associates have proven to me that I can "have it all" when it comes to who I have as a surgeon. They are absolutely amazing at what they do. They are increadibly experienced and use the best equipment. They also have wonderful bedside manner and all staff are personable and caring. I have never experienced the kind of care and concern that this entire staff has lavished on me from the first visit to current. They feel like family!

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mina hart

Plano, TX


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Dr. Cribbons made the revision process so easy - First, he has a wonderful demeanor and truly wants to ensure that you choose the most effective procedure for your situation. His staff provided educational materials to help with pre/post op questions, a thoughtful Bari swag bag with bariatric products to try after surgery and an awesome office dog Marty! Best decision ever!

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New Advanced Technology better surgery & better results

Exciting advances in bariatric surgery have happened in recent years. If you had surgery in the past, it was probably performed laparoscopically. Modern bariatric surgery, with Texas Center and Dr. Cribbins, utilizes the latest technology available to get patients the results they are looking for. The Da Vinci Xi® surgical system for weight loss surgery brings a wealth of changes to bariatric surgery. This new technology provides surgeons with 3DHD vision and instruments that extend beyond the limits of the human hand. Surgeons now have greater access to more anatomy for improved patient results.

Carly's Revision Story

One Operation Can Change Your Life! Carly transformed her entire life! Pictures of Carly before DaVinci WLS and after revision

"My life before I had Weight Loss Surgery. I didn’t realize how much my weight was limiting me before bariatric surgery. I was 32 years old, had Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and was on the verge of being put on cholesterol-lowering medicine. I hated being in crowded places because I always had to plan my “exit strategy” which always included the largest pathway, I couldn’t ride roller coasters because they wouldn’t close over my body, and I didn’t have the energy to walk my dogs or chase them around the back yard.

I considered WLS for years before I finally decided to do it. My future is what made me go for it! Dr. Cribbins and staff have been so great to work with. They kept me updated every step of the way while we were waiting on insurance approval for my revision, appointments are easy to make, and Dr. Joe is kind and encouraging. My experience with Texas Center For Bariatrics has been 100% positive and a vast improvement from my previous bariatric experience.

I LOVE my confidence! It has improved so much that I don’t want to blend in anymore! I will dance crazy moves in the middle of my classroom just to make my students laugh. I never would have brought attention to myself before. The confidence I have gained is priceless and has finally allowed my true joy to shine through."

The Da Vinci Xi Surgical System Ultra Minimally Invasive Technology
for Improved Surgical Outcomes

Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery exclusively performs revision surgeries on the Da Vinci Xi surgical system. Dr. Cribbins and Dr. Chen are specialized and are highly trained surgeons of excellence with Da Vinci surgery.

The technology on the Da Vinci Xi surgical system provides the surgeon with 3DHD magnified vision and true depth perception. This allows the surgeon to see beyond the capability of the naked eye. The Da Vinci Xi system also allows the surgeon increased precision and a greater range of motion while operating. This translates to a precise surgery with even better results for patients and a faster recovery time.

This platform offers several benefits over traditional methods of bariatric surgery:

  • Better visualization
  • Better angles
  • Less pain
  • Improved outcomes
  • Minimal scarring 
  • Faster recovery
  • Better results
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Maintaining Your Weight Loss—For Good

At Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery, we want to ensure that your revision surgery is successful. After surgery, we help our patients maintain their weight loss by: 

Providing Lifelong Support

When you undergo weight loss surgery at Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery, you are not just a patient. You are a part of our family. We have been in practice dedicated to changing lives for over two decades. Our doctors maintain a lifelong commitment and relationship to our patients and their success.

Setting You Up With an Expert Team

Our board-certified doctors have assembled a team of trusted bariatric specialists, nutritionists, and psychologists who can provide guidance, support, and tools to help you maintain your results.  

More Reviews from Patients



Plano, TX


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These guys have saved my sanity and my life. At 60, I needed help and I found it here. Not only that, I found a second family. If I could give 10 stars I would. Please, if you’ve all but given up, stop and make the call. The light at the end of the tunnel doesn’t have to be a train.

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Yully Robles

Plano, TX


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Doctor Cribbins is such an outstanding bariatric surgeon. I felt the support from him and his staff from the beginning to the end of the surgery procedure. I highly recommend Texas Center for Bariatric and advanced surgery

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Texas Center for
Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery

Our highly skilled and experienced board-certified surgeons specialize in ultra-minimally invasive general and bariatric surgery. They are affiliated with a number of national associations, including the:

  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS)
  • Fellow American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (FASMBS)

To request a consultation, contact us online or call (214) 501-1333 today.

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