Yes, in many cases, revision surgery can be performed laparoscopically, which often means a faster recovery and less post-operative pain. The feasibility of a laparoscopic approach will depend on your specific situation and the surgeon's evaluation.
Revision surgery can be more complex due to scar tissue, changes to the digestive tract, and other factors related to the initial surgery. However, our experienced surgeons are well-trained to handle these complexities.
Following your medical team's advice regarding diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes is key to maintaining your weight loss and preventing complications. Regular follow-ups and monitoring can also help identify and manage potential issues early.
Recovery from revision surgery is similar to recovery from initial bariatric surgery. You will likely start with a liquid diet and slowly progress to solid foods. Regular follow-up appointments will be necessary to monitor your recovery and progress.
The type of revision surgery depends on the original procedure and the reason for revision. Common types include converting a gastric band to a gastric bypass or sleeve, revising a gastric bypass, or adjusting a gastric band.
Insurance coverage for revision surgery varies by provider and plan. Some insurance companies will cover these procedures if they are deemed medically necessary. Our team can assist you in understanding your insurance coverage and potential financing options.
Weight loss after revision surgery varies from person to person and depends on the type of procedure, the patient's commitment to diet and exercise, and other individual factors. Your doctor will discuss realistic expectations with you before the surgery.
Like all surgeries, revision surgery carries risks such as infection, bleeding, and reactions to anesthesia. It also tends to be more complex and can have higher risk compared to the initial bariatric surgery due to factors such as scar tissue and changes in anatomy.
Candidates for revision surgery typically are those who have not achieved significant weight loss following their initial procedure, those who have regained substantial weight, or those experiencing complications or health issues from the original surgery.
Revision bariatric surgery is a secondary procedure performed after the initial weight loss surgery. It may be done to correct complications from the original surgery or to improve weight loss results if the initial surgery did not achieve the desired outcomes.