We are often referred patients who have undergone a previous Bariatric procedure, most often Gastric Bands and sometimes Gastric Sleeve. The reasons for considering Revision Surgery may be due to lack of weight loss, weight regain, significant reflux symptoms or other problems. The exact reasons why these problems occur are quite complex. The BodyFree team would be happy to discuss these with you during a consultation.
Revision Bariatric Surgery may be a good option for some patients. There are a number of options available:
- Gastric Band to Sleeve
- Gastric Band to Bypass
- Gastric Sleeve to Re-sleeve
- Gastric Sleeve to Bypass
We have seen excellent results with the most commonly performed Revision procedure at our clinic - a Gastric Band to Gastric Sleeve. Over the last few years we have seen patients do almost as well as those who have had a Gastric Sleeve as a primary procedure.
The decision of what is best for the patient will likely require some investigative procedures to be conducted to look at the stomach prior to deciding on a surgical plan, of course the goal outcome will also direct the decision.