Revision Surgery

Bariatric surgery helps you significantly improve your health

If you are thinking of doing this surgery please contact us, it is necessary to make a valuation to know if this is the surgery indicated for you, you can send us a contact form and we will answer you, or you can dial us to 619 308 7080, or send us an email dr.poncebariatrics@gmail.com.

Our team headed by Dr. Jaime Ponce de Leon and Dr. Frayre will be very happy to help and support you during this process.

About Revision Surgery

While Most Patients Are Successful After Weight Loss Surgery, There Are Instances Where Revision Weight Loss Surgery is Required. This revision eitherfixes the issue with the surgery or requires aconversion to another weight loss procedure.

You might be interested in bariatric revision surgery for several reasons – failing to lose as much weight as you would like or need to, or maybe gaining weight back again. As the disease of obesity is chronic, it would be unreasonable to expect one intervention to solve this problem for all patients. Likewise, if the disease is only partially treated, then you may be a candidate for further intervention depending on your risks compared to the benefits.

You might also need a revision if you are experiencing complications of the primary operation such as diarrhea, malnutrition, unexplained abdominal pain or ulcers. Many times, with the proper treatment and follow-up, we can avoid another operation. But if it’s necessary, we can perform revisionary procedures laparoscopically, even if your first operation was done open, with a large incision.

Revisionary surgical procedures are complex and highly individualized. The risks are much greater than a primary operation, but the benefits could be much greater as well.

A failed weight loss procedure can be defined as one that has resulted in:

  • Less than 50% loss of the expected weight loss
  • Weight loss followed by partial or total regain
  • An intolerance to normal/solid foods
  • Signs that the overall quality of life is diminishing
  • Additional health issues caused by the procedure

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