Bariatric Surgery Revisions
Did you have bariatric surgery and stop losing weight?
Have you regained weight a couple years after bariatric surgery?
Are you just not seeing the weight loss results that you expected?
You are not alone! There may be circumstances in which your primary bariatric procedure does not provide the long lasting results you are looking for. You have options at The Center for Bariatric Surgery. Below is one of our most commonly performed bariatric revisional surgeries:
LapBand over Gastric Bypass Revision
Band over Bypass:
The most common reason patients consider gastric bypass revision is weight-related - either not enough was lost following gastric bypass surgery or too much was gained back in the years following surgery. Research shows that up to 35% of gastric bypass patients have gained back more than 50% of their excess weight within five to seven years of their intital surgery.
This weight regain can happen for many reasons but one of those reasons is technical failure of the procedure over time in which the stomach pouch and/or the stoma stretches. Through a basic upper endoscopy, the surgeons at The Center for Bariatric Surgery can check your stomach pouch size and the opening between your stomach pouch and your small intestines. If either is too large, it may be the cause of your post-surgery weight gain issue due to the loss of restriction over time allowing for more calories to be more readily consumed. If it is primarily the stoma that is stretched out, placing a LapBand adjustable gastric band around the stomach pouch can re-create the restriction that originally existed post gastric bypass.
There have been mutiple studies that have directly evaluated the effect of inserting a LapBand adjustable gastric band following failed gastric bypass surgery. With several hundred patients evaluated, additional excess weight loss between 47% and 94.2% was achieved in a timeframe of one to five years after the placement of the band.