For patients suffering from the effects of obesity, bariatric surgery can be a life-saving treatment. While the majority of Dallas bariatric surgery patients will achieve weight loss after surgery, some patients achieve inadequate weight loss or even gain weight after surgery. Some patients find the lifestyle changes after surgery to be difficult to adjust to. Patients can gain weight or not lose weight from overeating after surgery. This can occur as a result of a problem with the initial bariatric surgery procedure. While this can be distressing and quite frustrating for patients, there are revision bariatric surgery procedures available to correct these issues.
Revision Bariatric Surgery: Gastric Bypass Surgery
Patients who have undergone gastric bypass surgery and are now gaining weight or who are not losing significant amounts of weight may benefit from revision bariatric surgery. The most likely cause of your weight gain is the stomach increasing in size or the connection between the stomach pouch and the small intestine has increased in size. To confirm that this has occurred, an upper endoscopy exam will be performed.
While having to undergo a second procedure is not ideal, StomaphyX™ offers a non-invasive way to correct these issues. One of the greatest advantages of StomaphyX™ is that it does not require any incision to be made. The procedure is performed by inserting an endoscope through the mouth, down into the stomach pouch. The stomach tissue is folded into sections that are then fastened with special fasteners. These folds are used to create a smaller stomach pouch. The size of your stomach will determine how many folds will need to be created. There are no incisions, scars, or stitches after surgery. Because of this, the recovery period after the StomaphyX™ procedure is easier and shorter than that of more traditional revision surgery. If you are experiencing weight gain or inadequate weight loss after gastric bypass surgery, you may benefit from the StomahyX™ procedure.
Revision Bariatric Surgery: LAP-BAND® Surgery
One of the greatest advantages of Dallas LAP-BAND® surgery is the ease in which the band can be adjusted. For our patients who are still able to overeat after undergoing surgery, the LAP-BAND® may be tightened by increasing the amount of saline solution. Sometimes the band can be too tight. In these cases, the amount of saline solution may be decreased. If you are still able to overeat after having your LAP-BAND® tightened, you may benefit from a different bariatric surgery procedure such as gastric bypass. Revision bariatric surgery may also be necessary in the form of repositioning or replacing the LAP-BAND®. This may be necessary if the LAP-BAND slips from its proper position. To determine the best course of action, schedule a personal consultation today.
Learn More about Revision Bariatric Surgery
In Dallas, revision bariatric surgery techniques can help patients achieve their weight loss goals. If you are experiencing difficulty losing weight after undergoing bariatric surgery, you may benefit from revision bariatric surgery. To learn more about revision bariatric surgery, or to schedule a personal consultation, please contact Minimally Invasive Bariatrics today.