Bariatric revision surgery is the surgical option for losing weight and improving the quality of life among other health benefits. However, in some cases the results may not last long, be unsuccessful, or cause certain complications. These individuals are the candidates for revisional bariatric surgery. Revision surgery is the surgery performed in patients who had their weight loss surgeries earlier and was unsuccessful because of any of the following conditions:
- Post-surgical medical complications
- Unsatisfactory results
- Weight regain after achieving weight loss goals
- Unsuccessful resolution of co-morbidities such as diabetes and hypertension
Maybe not all the individuals with earlier, unsuccessful weight loss surgery will be candidates for revision surgery. Bariatric revision surgery is associated with more risks than the first-time surgery. Dr. Malladi is an experienced bariatric surgeon who considers the probable risks and benefits and suggests the appropriate surgery for you.