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Bariatric Revision Surgeries

What is Bariatric Revision Surgery?

Bariatric surgery is the surgical option for losing weight and improves the quality of life. However, in some cases the results may not last long, be unsuccessful, or cause certain complications. These individuals are the candidates for bariatric revision surgery.

Indications for Bariatric Revision Surgery

Bariatric revision surgery is the performed in patients who had their bariatric surgeries earlier and was unsuccessful because of any of the following conditions:

  • Post-surgical medical complications
  • Unsatisfactory results
  • Weight regain after achieving weight loss goals
  • Unsuccessful resolution of co-morbidities such as diabetes and hypertension

May be not all the individuals with earlier, unsuccessful bariatric surgery will be candidates for revision surgery. Revision surgery is associated with more risks than the first time surgery. Your surgeon considers the probable risks and benefits and suggests you the appropriate surgery.

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program