Revisional Gastric Surgery
Sometimes patients have undergone prior bariatric surgery that has resulted in nausea, vomiting, acid reflux, weight gain or other atypical symptoms. These patients may be candidates for surgical revision and are always assessed on an individual basis during your one on one consultation.
Examples of revision include: Lap Band Removal and conversion to other procedure, Sleeve to Bypass, Sleeve to Single Anastomosis Duodenal Switch, and rarely Reversal of Gastric Bypass to normal anatomy.
Revisional surgery does carry higher risk of leak at the staple lines as well as increased risk of injury to other structures due to scar tissue. Risks. benefits, and alternatives are always discussed at the time of consultation.