Revision Weight Loss Surgery
Over time, patients who have undergone bariatric surgery may experience complications or begin to regain weight.
In order to help patients stay healthy and maintain their weight loss success, Dr. Matthew St. Laurent offers revision weight loss surgery.
Are you looking to revise a previous bariatric procedure? Trust your care to one of the most experienced surgeons in or near Houston, TX...
The Benefits of Revision Surgery
Continued Weight Loss
If you have started to regain weight after your initial surgery, or you have reached a plateau in your weight loss, revision surgery can enable you to continue to lose weight at a healthy rate.
Previous surgeries can lead to mild complications, like acid reflux, or serious complications, like stomach obstruction. Also, the stomach pouch can expand over time after a gastric bypass or gastric sleeve. Revision surgery can address these issues to increase your long-term health and comfort.
A Fresh Start
Sometimes, patients see great weight loss results for a couple years after bariatric surgery, but then they start to regain weight. Maybe they've let their healthy habits slide, or maybe life changes have increased their stress levels. Whatever the reason, a revision surgery can provide a refreshed approach that supports patients in renewing their commitment to healthy living.
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What to Expect During the Consultation Process
Dr. St. Laurent has revised virtually every kind of bariatric surgery, using his experience to determine the best approach for each patient's unique case.
What kinds of revision bariatric surgeries are available?
What Can Be Revised?
Gastric Sleeve Revisions
Over time, patients who undergo gastric sleeve surgery may experience two common issues: regular acid reflux and expansion of the stomach. Both of these issues can be addressed by converting the gastric sleeve to a gastric bypass or duodenal switch.
Gastric Bypass Revision
A common reason for revising a gastric bypass surgery is the expansion of the gastric pouch. Dr. St. Laurent can address this issue with a variety of laparoscopic methods, including a pouch reduction or bypassing more of the intestine to reduce the number of calories absorbed. A bypass procedure can also sometimes be revised to a duodenal switch.
LAP-BANDs can tend to slip or loosen over time, leading to reduced weight loss. For qualifying patients, Dr. St. Laurent is able to either revise the band or remove it entirely and convert the weight loss surgery to a gastric bypass or gastric sleeve.
The Rate of Revision Comparing Surgeries
According to a study of nearly 41,000 weight loss surgery procedures in Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases (SOARD), LAP-BAND accounted for 26% of revision or conversion surgeries. This was the most common revision or conversion surgery compared to gastric sleeve and gastric bypass. Gastric sleeve accounted for just under 10% of revisions or conversions. Gastric bypass accounted for just under 5% of revisions and conversions.
Bariatric Revision Can Help Contact Our Practice to Learn about Surgery Options
Dr. St. Laurent has helped countless patients in the greater Houston area achieve their health and wellness goals. If an initial bariatric surgery did not yield the results you wanted, a revision or corrective surgery may be just what you need. To discuss your situation with a skilled bariatric surgeon, contact our practice online. You can also reach our office serving the Houston area by phone.
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This was my initial consultation. Everyone is very professional, helpful, and caring. Dr. St. Laurent and his staff were amazing . He took the time to explain all the procedures and the risks, as well going over my options for the best possible outcome. His whole approach to obesity is recognizing it as a disease that requires long-term treatment and commitment. I found that encouraging. There is no judgement. I never felt uncomfortable, exactly the opposite. I was able to be honest about myself and why I want to start this journey during any of the consultation. His insurance specialist is a great help providing actual fees and costs covered and not covered. Five stars!!!View On Google
Dr. St. Laurent is one of the best doctors I ever had. During the consultation, he spent almost an hour trying to find the best option based on 2 previous surgeries. He’s patient and kind and really cares about his patients. I was super scared about one of the pre-op tests, and he came to make me feel comfortable. After surgery, he explained everything and there were no complications. I’m 2 days post-op and a little sore but feeling better each day. I am grateful for Dr. St. Laurent and his entire team!!!View On Google
Take a closer look at the different revision procedures...
LAP-BAND to Sleeve Revision
Gastric Sleeve to Bypass Revision
Gastric Bypass Revision
VBG to Bypass Revision
Schedule a Consultation For Experienced Bariatric Revisions
Are you experiencing complications from gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, LAP-BAND, or some other gastric surgery? Have the weight loss results of your previous bariatric surgery been unsatisfactory or unsustainable? If so, a surgical revision from Dr. Matthew St. Laurent at Northwest EndoSurgical could be the life-changing operation you need to achieve your weight loss and health goals. Dr. St. Laurent is recognized as an expert in the field. He has performed over 3,500 bariatric procedures and was named as one of America’s Top Surgeons in Bariatric Surgery from 2007-2014 by the Consumers Research Council of America
To learn more about your options and to find out whether a revision is right for you, make an appointment with our bariatric practice in Houston, TX, today. To schedule a consultation, please fill out an online form or call:
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Understanding the Risks
While Northwest EndoSurgical takes advantage of innovative techniques and rigorous precautionary screening, all forms of surgery come with potential risks. The risks are slightly increased with revision procedures compared to initial bariatric surgery, and include:
- Anesthesia-related risks
- Nausea and vomiting
- Acid reflux
- Dilation of esophagus
- Failure to lose weight
Dr. St. Laurent will go over all potential complications associated with the procedure, allowing you to weigh the benefits and risks. In some cases, Dr. St. Laurent may identify a non-surgical approach to your weight loss issues. Northwest EndoSurgical in Houston, TX, offers non-surgical weight loss programs, and we can work with patients who are looking for less invasive options. Our goal is to give you a comprehensive understanding of all of the factors involved in bariatric revision so you can make an informed decision about undergoing surgery.
What can I expect after my operation?
Recovering from Bariatric Revision Surgery
Bariatric surgery revisions are inpatient procedures that are performed at our Houston area surgical center. Most patients will be admitted for one to three days for careful observation. In some cases, you may need to recover at the hospital for slightly longer than your initial weight loss surgery due to the difficult nature of these procedures.
Most people can return home in only a few days, provided they can tolerate their postoperative diet and walk short distances. After revision surgery, you may need to have help getting around your home or performing household chores. You can gradually increase your activity to normal levels, which typically takes around six to eight weeks.
You can expect to return to most of your normal activities in four to five weeks after the operation, however, do not resume strenuous exercise until Dr. St. Laurent gives express approval. While all patients will recover on a slightly different timeline, make sure to attend all of your follow-up appointments so we can monitor your progress and identify any potential complications.
While many patients find success in weight loss after revision surgery, results will vary from patient to patient. Take advantage of the help offered by our staff dietitians and certified professional counselors to achieve maximum long-term success.
"Dr. St. Laurent cannot be surpassed in his knowledge and expertise related to weight loss surgery. I give him five stars without hesitation." Elizabeth Chippendale (2020)