Revision Procedures

We understand the struggles you face throughout your weight loss journey. If you have regained weight after your procedure, there’s still hope.

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Understanding
Bariatric Revision Procedures

There are many different forms of Bariatric surgery that have facilitated extreme weight loss for hundreds of patients in Los Angeles with a great track record for long-term success. However, there are cases when patients will need Bariatric revision surgery to address weight loss plateaus or weight gain following these procedures.

In some cases, the stomach can stretch out after surgery, which will make it more difficult to lose or keep off weight. Most often, Bariatric revisions are required for patients who have not established the right dietary habits according to their surgeon’s guidelines. Therefore, Bariatric revision surgery will be accompanied by counseling and support to help patients stay on track following their secondary procedures.

Types of Bariatric Revision Procedures

There are many different types of revision weight loss surgeries that can help you get back on track. Depending on the initial surgery you received, our doctors will consult with you to find a solution from the following types of revision surgeries:

Band Over Bypass

The gastric banding procedure can be a standalone weight loss surgery, or it may be part of gastric bypass revision. During this procedure, an adjustable lap-band is placed over the stomach pouch to reduce the capacity of the stomach and ensure success in future weight loss.

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ROSE

With Restorative Obesity Surgery Endolumenal surgery, the doctor will actually reach the stomach with special instruments fed through the mouth to avoid any new surgical incisions. The surgeon will use these instruments to resize the stomach pouch and its opening to restore the more limited capacity of the stomach for more effective weight loss.

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Lap Band Adjustments

If you had lap band surgery initially, you may simply need a lap band adjustment if you are experiencing difficulties in losing weight. Lap band adjustments can also reduce discomfort that may occur when the band is too tight.

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Gastric Bypass Surgery

Here’s a brief overview of what you can expect from our gastric bypass surgery.

Getting Started with Bariatric Revision Surgeries

Whether you are experiencing challenges following an initial weight loss procedure or you want to explore Bariatric surgery for the first time, our experienced physicians can provide exceptional care that will help you achieve your goals. Reach out to us today to make a positive change for a better life.

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Bariatric Revision Surgery FAQ

If you are like most, you have questions about revision surgeries. To get a better understanding of your options, please read through our frequently asked questions below.

Bullet IconQ.How Can I Decrease my Chances of Gaining Weight After Surgery

A. Although many patients will not experience weight gain after surgery, there is a possibility that it can happen to some extent. To help you avoid this issue, here are a few things to consider adopting in your life:

  • Join and participate in a support group
  • Lose as much weight as you can before you get surgery
  • Look into nutritional counseling for food and exercise plans
  • Address alcohol and drug abuse problems

By following these few simple tips, you will be able to decrease the likelihood of regaining the weight you lost after surgery.

Bullet IconQ. How Do You Qualify for Bariatric Revision Surgery?

A. Unfortunately, there is not a single answer for this question. Qualifying for revision surgery depends on your specific case. To better understand whether or not you need revision surgery, please consult with us. We will be able to determine the best way to help you get back on track.

Bullet IconQ. What Type of Revision Surgery Do I Need?

A. Depending on the type of surgery you had received initially, this answer will vary. In some cases, minor adjustments can be made to remedy or stabilize your weight gain. In other cases, a more drastic method might be needed.
Our doctors at Marina Weight Loss Center will be able to determine the best, most effective type of Bariatric revision weight loss surgery for your needs. Do not hesitate to reach out to us today to discuss your options.