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What to Expect from Revisional Surgery

Jul 09, 2014

There is a whole other segment of weight loss surgery that not everyone talks about – revisional surgery; through which treatment is given to correct failed bariatric surgery. Perhaps a past weight loss surgery has not yielded the optimal result for a patient in terms of their weight loss or a reduction of weight-associated conditions. Revisional surgery addresses these and other issues.

So what do you need to know about revisional bariatric surgery?

Bariatric surgery, in and of itself, has risk associated with it. Revisional surgery is riskier than the original surgery – in terms of blood loss and potential infection – and, as a result, is not a decision to be made quickly. It is important to weigh your risk of surgery as compared to your risk of health complications as a result of remaining obese.

Sometimes, however, revisional bariatric surgery becomes medically necessary and, as a result, it becomes crucial to move forward with the procedure. While a patient who undergoes revisional surgery may have varied weight loss results, it may still be crucial to helping to manage medical conditions associated with obesity.

Before deciding on revisional bariatric surgery, consult your chosen doctor to assess if your goals are not being met because of failed surgery or because of your nutrition/exercise choices. Discuss the details of your past surgical procedure with your doctor who will give you a thorough medical examination to determine if you are a candidate for a revisional procedure.

Your surgeon will walk you through the procedure and what to expect from surgery, as well as recovery and post-surgery life. Call the Nicholson Clinic today to learn about your options for revisional bariatric surgery.