Reasons for Revision Weight Loss Surgery
Many people have achieved great results through bariatric surgery. Gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy can promote fast and safe weight loss. Not everyone experiences optimal outcomes, however. Sometimes patients don’t lose enough weight or experience other issues from their procedure. When this happens, Dr. A. Joseph Cribbins III recommends bariatric revision surgery.
There are many reasons why a patient may need revision weight loss surgery. The team at our Plano, TX, bariatric surgery center would like to review some of the most common issues that make patients consider a secondary weight loss procedure.
The Patient’s Weight Loss Plateaus
Some bariatric surgery patients hit a wall when it comes to weight loss. The results are excellent in the initial months, but they do not come close to achieving their target body mass index (BMI) or wellness goals. Regardless of what changes they make to their diet and exercise routine, they still cannot get rid of the weight they wanted to lose.
Revision bariatric surgery allows patients who’ve plateaued to shed additional weight and achieve a more ideal body mass.
The Patient Gains The Weight Back
Following bariatric surgery, it’s normal for patients to lose a lot of weight but then gain a little weight back. It’s a sign of the body getting used to the changes from the bariatric procedure. Some patients unfortunately regain a significant amount of the weight they lost, practically undoing the benefits of the bariatric procedure.
Revision bariatric surgery helps patients take control of their wellness. The corrective procedure allows patients to shed the weight they gained back in order to achieve a better BMI.
The Patient Develops Medical Issues from Initial Surgery
Sometimes the rate and amount of weight loss achieved through bariatric surgery is great, but the procedure leads to side effects that are detrimental to quality of life. In these cases, revision bariatric surgery allows patients to continue on their weight loss journey with greater comfort and better overall health.
Do I Need Revision Weight Loss Surgery?
If you have experienced any of the issues listed above, you should consider visiting our Plano bariatric surgery center for a consultation. We can discuss your initial surgery and current concerns in greater detail, and then determine if you would benefit from a revision procedure. Our goal is to give you all the information you need to make a choice you feel confident about.
Developing a Revision Procedure That’s Right for You
There are different ways to approach revision gastric bypass surgery. The ideal revision surgery will depend on the initial bariatric procedure and the wellness issues you face. This is something else we can discuss with you during the consultation process. We will list all of the pros and cons of your revision options so you choose the surgery that is best for your needs.
Contact the Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery
If you live in the Plano area and would like to learn more about revision weight loss procedures, we encourage you to contact the Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery online or call our office at (214) 915-2297.