Revision Weight Loss Surgery in Dallas, TX
Complications can happen because of bariatric sleeve and bypass surgeries. If you are experiencing weight regain or any other medical or physical complications following their original surgery, you may benefit from revisional surgery. A consultation with Dr. Barnes will help you make the decision for the best choice that works for your unique situation or health goals. Often, revisional surgery is a medical necessity that can resolve complications or symptoms that need to be addressed right away. Barnes Bariatric specializes in revision weight loss surgery, especially with complicated cases. In fact, many general practitioners and physicians have referred patients to Dr. Barnes to correct original bariatric surgeries. Contact us today to get started.
Sleeve Complications and Revision Procedure Options
The sleeve can have chronic complications, including chronic reflux, chronic stricture, and inadequate weight loss. Barnes Bariatric often recommends sleeve to bypass surgery to correct these uncomfortable or sometimes life-threatening symptoms.
The sleeve can be converted to a gastric bypass to reduce or eliminate reflux and increase weight loss. The conversion procedure to gastric bypass results in lower complication rates and patients can enjoy more weight loss and a resolution to other anatomic issues related to surgical complications. Although the procedure itself is complicated, the recovery time from this procedure is faster and will allow the client to get back to their new lifestyle without the worry of discomfort or distress.
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Complications and Conversion Procedures
Although gastric bypass surgery yields some of the greatest short-term and long-term weight loss, it can also have the highest rate of complications. Some complications that can arise from gastric bypass are:
- Staple line failure, causing connection to the excluded portion of the stomach
- Intractable ulcers
- Chronic vomiting
Depending on the situation and the complications, it is recommended that bypass to bypass revision surgery will improve long-term weight loss while lowering the complication rate. Patients who undergo bypass to bypass revision surgery experience a higher percentage of long-term weight loss. The outcome of this revision surgery can provide relief from gastrointestinal symptoms.
LAP-BAND® System Surgery Complications
LAP-BAND® surgery is designed to be reversible. The band that wraps around the stomach to form a smaller stomach pouch can be loosened or tightened to allow more or less food intake. However, some complications from the initial operation may require a revision procedure. These include:
- Intractable reflux (heartburn)
- Infection in the LAP-BAND® System injection site
- Erosion or slippage of the LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Band
- Deterioration of the stomach wall
Fortunately, we can also remove and revise a LAP-BAND®. They are no longer recommended, and we may suggest a different, more effective procedure. Technical problems with the surgery may have contributed to weight re-gain, such has happened to some patients who had vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG), or “stomach stapling.” Dr. Barnes can evaluate you to determine if LAP-BAND® revision surgery may best suit your needs.