Revision Weight Loss Surgery


A patient who has already undergone weight loss surgery may be interested in revision surgery for a couple of reasons. The primary reason is regaining weight post-operation, and the second is a complication due to the original procedure. Dr. St. Laurent can convert a current procedure that is no longer working or causing issues so that patients can reach their goals.

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Revision weight loss surgery is really operating on a patient who's already had a previous bariatric procedure. And these different bariatric procedures can vary from previous gastric bypasses, many gastric bypasses, Molina bands, lap bands, and some even antiquated procedures like vertical banded gastroplasty. So the patients that we see coming in for revisions are really coming to us for mainly two reasons. One, they're either regaining weight, or two, they are suffering from some type of complication from their previous bariatric procedure, such as a stenosis or stricture, a gastric ulcer, severe reflux. So when patients come to us either experiencing weight gain or having complications from their prior procedures, now we're looking for ways to solve these problems to help them lose additional weight, to help take care of the symptoms that they're experiencing. So it's essentially converting their current procedure into a newer procedure that can help them start losing the weight they desire again, as well as hopefully take care of any complications that they might be suffering from.

Dr. Matthew St. Laurent

Northwest Endosurgical

At Northwest Endosurgical in Houston, Texas, Dr. Matthew St. Laurent helps patients achieve dramatic weight loss and improved health through bariatric surgery. Dr. St. Laurent is one of the most experienced bariatric surgeons in greater Houston, and he is affiliated with several professional organizations, including:

  • The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • The American College of Surgeons
  • The Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
  • The Obesity Action Coalition
  • The American Medical Association
  • The Texas Medical Association
  • The International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)

To schedule a consultation, book online or give us a call at (281) 921-1890.

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