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 help you 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 helps patients renew their commitment to healthy living.
Dr St Laurent was amazing. My experience here with his staff and procedure was a very easing and smooth process. I highly recommend him for anyone who is thinking about getting any of the bariatric surgeries done.
Dr. St. Laurent is very thorough in his explanation and takes the time to answer every question. The staff is excellent and makes me feel safe and successful on my journey. They’re a great team!!
Experienced Bariatric Revisions Schedule a Consultation Today
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 in Houston, TX, could help you.
To learn more about how Dr. St. Laurent can revise your weight loss surgery, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our bariatric practice today. To schedule a consultation, please fill out an online form or call:
What to Expect During Your Consultation
- Undergo a medical examination
- Be asked about any medications you are taking
- Evaluate the anatomy with an upper endoscopy or barium swallow
- Have medical tests ordered if necessary
You may be required to keep a food diary for around two weeks and then bring it back for review. This will help Dr. St. Laurent determine whether changes in your diet might address your concerns.
Should Dr. St. Laurent decide that a second gastric procedure is the best recommendation, he will then give you pre-operative instructions to follow. These may include:
- Quitting smoking
- Modifying your diet
- Eliminating certain medications
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 have the ability to work with patients who are looking for less invasive options.
What Can Be Revised?
Gastric Sleeve Revisions
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 amount of calories absorbed. A bypass procedure can also sometimes be revised to a duodenal switch.
There Is Hope after Failed Results
LAP-BAND to Sleeve Revision
Gastric Sleeve to Bypass Revision
Gastric Bypass Revision
VBG to Bypass Revision
Love him. He doesn't just do your exam, he educates you. I was not rushed at all, he sat and listened and explained exactly what he was going to do.
I highly recommend him.
Dr. Laurent and staff work extremely helpful. They were happy answer my questions. They gave me great reassurance and guidance and I would definitely recommend to anyone thinking of visiting Dr. Laurent.
Bariatric Surgery Revision Recovery
Some patients may require a slightly longer hospital stay than they experienced after their initial weight loss surgery due to the more difficult nature of these procedures. Even so, most patients are able to return home the following day, provided they are able to 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 weeks.