Revisional Bariatric Surgery
Some patients who have weight loss surgery can gain their weight back.
This can be for physical, medical or behavioral reasons, or sometimes a combination of these factors.
Our goal is to get to know our patients in the San Diego area and figure out the emotional, physical, and medical reasons for weight regain, and address each of these components separately. After a complete clinical assessment, it may be appropriate to work with a clinical psychologist, endocrinologist (hormone specialist), or gastroenterologist, depending on our findings.
Some patients may benefit from revisional bariatric surgery. Patients with a gastric bypass may need either a gastric bypass revision (aimed usually at making an enlarged stomach pouch smaller), or placement of a gastric band around the pouch to help with better restriction. Patients with a previous stomach stapling (Vertical banded gastroplasty) may need conversion to a gastric bypass, and patients who have had problems with their lap band may benefit from conversion to a sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass. Some patients who have chronic problems with a sleeve gastrectomy may also benefit from conversion to gastric bypass.
At Olde Del Mar Surgical, we are proud to offer all these options, as deemed appropriate, and are usually able to perform our bariatric revision surgeries using laparoscopic techniques, even in circumstances where patients have had previous open surgery.
To learn more about revisional bariatric surgery in the San Diego area, call our office at 858.457.4917 to schedule a consultation.