Revision Bariatric Surgery

A Second Chance to Lose Weight

For some, weight loss results following surgery may be disappointing. Or maybe you experienced complications resulting from a bariatric surgery. If that’s the case for you, revision bariatric surgery could be the answer.

Revision Bariatric Procedures

If you’ve regained weight over time following weight loss surgery, or if your weight loss results are disappointing, you may want to consider revision surgery. Houston Northwest Medical Center provides this surgical option.

What Are the Different Types of Revision Surgery Options?

One type of revision surgery involves the gastric bypass procedure. Occasionally patients may experience an enlargement of the stomach pouch, which makes the surgery less effective. Doctors may inject a sclerosant, a medicine that inflames the stomach pouch, or insert a StomaphyX device that folds the stomach pouch tissue.

These incision-free procedures reduce the volume of the stomach pouch, getting it back to the proper size. Sometimes a new type of surgical weight loss procedure becomes available that was not an option for you before. A revision weight loss surgery represents a second chance to lose weight and live healthier.

Take the Next Step

To understand more about revision surgery at Houston Northwest, call (855) 997-7246 or use our Find A Doctor tool to connect with a weight loss specialist.

Weight loss surgery is generally designed for those with a body mass index (BMI) equal to or greater than 40, or equal to or greater than 35 with serious co-morbidities. Other weight loss procedures, such as laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding with the Lap Band® and endoscopic balloon procedures, are also FDA-approved for weight loss surgery in certain people with a BMI of 30 to 35.  Weight loss procedures are considered safe, but like many types of medical intervention, they do have risks. Consult with your physician about the risks and benefits of weight loss procedures. Patient testimonials reflect results achieved by these patients.  As each case must be independently evaluated and managed, actual weight loss will vary.