Do I Need a Revision?

Slim woman in white shirt and black underwear in jeans one size larger is showing successful weight loss. Weight loss surgery can be a life-saving tool. Unfortunately, some circumstances can ruin progress after a weight loss procedure. If weight loss surgery fails, it may be time for a revision. If you’ve had a setback with a weight loss surgery, there’s hope. Here’s how a revision surgery may help get you back on track.

Reasons for Revision Surgery

Although weight loss surgery can help restore your health, some situations cause problems afterward. 

One such complication is regaining weight after bariatric surgery. The first step in dealing with the situation is talking to your doctor if you’ve noticed weight gain. 

Your doctor can evaluate the reasons behind regaining weight, such as:

  • Changes in your stomach
  • Changes in your intestine
  • Medication
  • Lifestyle factors

Regaining weight after surgery can also depend on the level of stress you’re experiencing. 

For example, ending a relationship, struggling at work, or other problems can cause lapses in diet and hurt your motivation. These things may contribute to gaining back the weight you’ve lost, making revision surgery necessary.

Also, the type of bariatric procedure you have can increase the risk of certain complications. 

For instance, some lap band procedures may work at first. But, some patients experience erosion of their lap band, rendering it ineffective. In other cases, the lap band may slip from its place, making it necessary to remove the band.

How Does Revision Surgery Work?

Bariatric revision surgery is a tool to help get you back on track. Your surgeon assesses your situation and determines how to meet your needs. In some cases, corrections to the previous surgery can address complications. In others, your doctor may opt for a different bariatric surgery to achieve desired weight loss results.

Are Revision Surgeries Risky?

As with all procedures, bariatric revisions come with some risks involved. 

The training and experience of your surgeon play a vital role in the long-term success of your procedure.

Dr. Jacob’s many years of experience and expertise in bariatric surgery can help ease concerns.

If you’ve had a bariatric procedure and haven’t reached your goals, it may be time to ask for help. Call NYC Hernia today at 212-879-6677 to schedule a consultation.

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