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.View transcript
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.