Bariatric revision surgery may be right for you if you haven’t achieved the results you want from a past weight loss surgery. At Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, our bariatric surgeons specialize in gastric sleeve, gastric bypass and gastric band revision procedures. With our expertise and support, you can fully embrace the new you.
Our comprehensive Center for Weight Management in the Puget Sound area offers:
Bariatric revision surgery fixes or enhances a previous weight loss surgery. Some of the most common reasons for revision include:
Our surgeons consider many factors before recommending the best revision surgery for your needs, including:
Some people have complications such as slipped or eroded gastric bands. These problems can lead to abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and difficulty swallowing. Our surgeons can reposition, replace or remove the band to relieve symptoms. Many people choose to have gastric sleeve or gastric bypass surgery after gastric band removal.
Some common reasons for gastric sleeve revision are uncontrolled Type 2 diabetes, inadequate weight loss and severe acid reflux. We specialize in gastric sleeve revisions that convert your initial operation to a gastric bypass or duodenal switch/SADI, which can help you achieve more weight loss.
Regained weight is the most common reason people have gastric bypass revision. Sometimes the first bypass surgery results in too large a stomach pouch. In other cases, the opening between the pouch and the small bowel connection (anastomosis) stretches out.
We invite you to take the next step to find out more about your weight loss options.