Bariatric Revision Surgery in Phoenix AZ

Are you looking for bariatric revision surgery in Arizona? The Weight Loss Institute of Arizona can help you get the surgery you need to get you back on your weight loss journey.

Sometimes, bariatric surgery does not produce the results that you had hoped for. There are many reasons for this, but for most patients, there are additional revisions that can be done in order to continue to speed up weight loss after a plateau.

We at the Weight Loss Institute of Arizona offer many different types of revision surgery, however your specific revision surgery may vary.

Who Needs Bariatric Revision Surgery?

Not everyone who is unsatisfied with their original surgery makes a good candidate for revision surgery. The best candidates for bariatric revision surgery in Arizona would:

  • Have a BMI above 30
  • Be suffering from one of the following obesity-related health conditions: type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, joint pain
  • Have had bariatric surgery within the past 15 years
  • Have either experienced less weight loss than expected (for gastric sleeve and gastric bypass, less than 50% of excess weight) or have regained a significant amount of weight
  • Have experienced complications that require revision surgery

Bariatric revision surgery is assessed on a case-by-case basis, so even if you do not meet these requirements, you may still be eligible. At the same time, some patients may not be good candidates for bariatric revision surgery even if they meet the criteria. If you want to find out, you will need to contact the Weight Loss Institute of Arizona and schedule a consultation for bariatric revision surgery.

What Kinds Of Bariatric Revision Surgery Are There?

Bariatric revision surgeries tend to be focused around improving the results of an existing surgery. In some cases, it could require making a smaller stomach pouch for a gastric bypass patient, or reducing the bougie size for a gastric sleeve patient. In other cases, though, they could end up getting an entirely different procedure. Some examples include:

  • Band over bypass: a Lap-Band is used to restrict the stomach pouch of a gastric bypass patient
  • Gastric bypass to duodenal switch: the rerouted intestine is rerouted again, turning it into a gastric limb which reduces the amount of calorie absorption possible

Other surgeries are possible, however they may be a bit more complicated and are only performed in the most necessary cases.

Learn More About Bariatric Revision Surgery in Arizona

If you want to learn more about your bariatric revision surgery options, contact us to schedule a consultation!