We perform revisional weight loss surgery to repair or alter a previous weight loss surgery. This might be appropriate for you if you’ve had an unsatisfactory weight loss experience, have regained weight, or if you have complications related to your original procedure. Common complications include ulcers, pouch enlargement, or loosening of the lap band.
Revisional surgeries are often more complex than initial weight loss surgeries. Our skilled surgeons have vast experience performing gastric bypass revisions and gastric sleeve revisions. We carefully evaluate you and your situation to determine why your previous procedure failed. This way, we can identify the best approach to help you achieve the best possible outcome.
Your insurance provider and plan will determine coverage for revisional bariatric surgery. If you are experiencing complications related to your original procedure, you’ll likely be approved due to medical need. If you are seeking a revisional bariatric surgery because of less-than-optimal weight loss or weight regain, you might experience more difficulty getting approved; this depends on your insurance provider and specific insurance plan.
Results can vary after revisional weight loss surgery, but weight loss is generally less dramatic than after the original procedure. Your results depend on your original bariatric procedure. Many patients who initially had a lap band, for example, can expect significant weight loss after conversion to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.
Call Anniston General Surgery Center, in Anniston, AL, today at (256) 240-9660 to talk directly with our competent staff about laparoscopic gastric sleeve surgery and other approaches to surgical weight loss.
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