Revision Weight Loss Surgery
We should know that weight loss surgery is a tool, a great tool, but still a tool to help you lose weight and keep it off long term. It’s not a magic bullet, and ultimately long term weight maintenance will depend on the person eating smart and living a healthy lifestyle. Significant weight regain is usually a combination of a stretched stomach pouch and poor eating habits, and lifestyle.
It’s well documented in the field of bariatric surgery that revision cases are more complex and have a higher complication rate than the initial operation. Understandably, many surgeons shy away from performing these surgeries. For good or bad, I’ve always taken these cases head on, and have learned a thing or two over the years… the most important being is that patient safety Trumps everything else. I would rather have patients choose a safer procedure, than a more heroic one.
I’ve been able to create a less invasive, less complex, and what I think is the safest way to perform many revision cases. For example, most of the time, leaks come from cutting and stapling/stitching the stomach. So, is there a way to perform revision cases without re-cutting the stomach, thereby minimizing the chance of having a leak? Turns out there is… After years of performing revisions, I was able to modify older techniques. Now, when I perform revision cases, I avoid re-cutting of stomach altogether, thereby avoiding the chance of having a leak.
I’ve also done these cases using the da Vinci® Robot. This million-dollar state-of-the-art equipment increases the surgeon’s dexterity, magnify vision, and can help get into tiny pockets of the abdomen that may not be accessible by laparoscopy alone. This is especially the case in challenging cases where a patient has undergone many previous abdominal surgeries and has lots of internal adhesions. Thereby, using the can sometimes help avoid an open surgery.
Revision surgery options are vast and patients need to know the good, bad, and ugly about each of them, so they can make an informed decision.
- Failed Gastric Bypass Options
- Revision Plication Of Gastric Bypass
- Lap Band Over Gastric Bypass
- Failed Lap Band Options
- Gastric Sleeve
- Gastric Bypass
- Failed Gastric Sleeve Options
- Revision Plication Of Gastric Sleeve
- Gastric Bypass
- Gastric Band Over Gastric Sleeve
If you are interested in Revisional Bariatric Surgery, feel free to ask Dr. Mehta about your options; as well as the expected weight loss in your particular situation.
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