Bariatrics & Managed Weight Reduction

Understanding the risks of revision surgery

Revision surgery is performed to modify or change a prior bariatric surgery. The main reasons for revision surgery are:

  • Complications from the original procedure
  • Failure to lose weight
  • Regaining weight after initial weight loss
  • Intolerable side effects, such as malnutrition

Experienced bariatric surgeons at Goshen Physicians Center for Weight Reduction offer several types of revision surgery, including gastric bypass revision and sleeve gastrectomy revision.

In most cases, revision surgery results in a significant decrease in body mass index (BMI) and resolves nutritional complications. You can receive revision surgery at the Center for Weight Reduction whether or not your original surgery was performed here. Our integrated care team can determine if you’re a candidate and help you understand revision surgery risks and complications in Goshen, IN.

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Minimizing revision surgery risks with laparoscopic techniques

Our bariatric surgeons perform revision surgery laparoscopically whenever possible. Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive technique that involves several small incisions. If you have extensive scarring from your prior surgery, you may need to have open surgery with a larger incision instead.

Laparoscopic revision surgery generally has fewer short-term risks than traditional open surgery. Revision surgery risks, such as anesthetic reactions, bleeding, blood clots and infection, are usually higher than they were with the original surgery. These risks increase if you have extensive scarring from the original procedure. It’s possible that we will only recommend revision surgery when no other strategy has been successful.

We can help

At the Center for Weight Reduction, our board certified bariatric surgeons and team members care about your complete well-being, not just your weight. We offer physical and emotional support before and after revision surgery. If revisions are due to weight gain, we can help you get back on track and achieve long-term success. Call (574) 537-8326 to understand how revision surgery can benefit you.

Goshen Physicians Center for Weight Reduction serves Elkhart County and beyond by offering sleeve gastrectomy revision surgery in Goshen, IN.