Revision surgery can be performed on patients who have already undergone a weight loss procedure. It is the changing of one type of procedure to another.
There are many types of revision surgery but the one most commonly performed is that from a gastric band to one of the more invasive surgeries. The patient may decide they have not successfully achieved significant weight loss results with the gastric band or they may have had complications with the initial surgery. In one operation the band is removed and the more invasive surgery, a sleeve gastrectomy or a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, is performed.
If you have regained weight after a procedure, this can usually be addressed by our aftercare team. They will be able to advise you about adjusting your diet and exercise routine to get back on track with your weight loss goals.
Revision surgery is a more complex procedure and it is the aim of Reduxion to perform this as rarely as possible! Gastric banding tends to be the most well known procedure but it is not the most suitable for everyone. Some individuals may find other procedures much more effective. We are involved with our patients before the decision for surgery is made, giving them as much information and advice as possible to ensure that the choice of initial weight loss procedure is the one that is best suited to the individual. This choice must take into consideration a person’s expectations, their preferences, their current eating habits and any existing medical conditions they may have.
If, however, you are considering revision surgery you can consult with our surgeon who will discuss with you your expectations and inform you of any possible complications. All revision surgeries are individually priced.