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You may need revision surgery after primary bariatric consultation if you've had complications after your primary surgery.
Bariatric surgery is performed frequently for obese, morbidly obese and super obese patients.
This surgery may need revision due to the following:
For patients who had complications of primary surgery this will depend on the severity and the time period from the primary procedure.
Common gastric band problems that need revisional surgery will be:
Almost always these will need elective revision surgery.
Failure to lose adequate weight or putting on weight following adequate initial weight loss is another area that can be rectified by revisional/further surgery.
This will depend on the nature of the primary surgery and results of further investigations.
Usually there are a few investigations that need to be done in the form of gastroscopy, barium study and possibly different types of scans.
Once the cause of the problem is identified a further surgical procedure may be possible to rectify the problem. In rare occasions there may be the need for more than one procedure.
How safe is the procedure?
Like any surgery there is a minor risk of side effects and complications and these will be discussed with you in full by your treating consultant prior to surgery.
The following are some of the examples of revision surgery:
There are a variety of options and these are some examples.
What is the benefit?
The benefit of revision surgery is to assist in losing weight and to treat or prevent co-morbidities which are associated with morbid and super obesity.