Revision or Conversion Surgeries Including Gastric Banding
Most people decide on weight loss surgery as the final step to reaching their weight loss goals. Sometimes there may be weight regain after a procedure, we're here to help. We have experience in revising or converting primary weight loss surgeries.
The type of bariatric surgery initially performed is very important when considering a revision. Obtaining an operative report of your initial surgery is very helpful. However, if you cannot provide an operative report, we can usually determine the type with certain tests, along with knowing when your surgery was performed.
Even though you may have had weight regain, you may benefit considerably from proper instruction and may be able avoid additional surgery, by engaging in our program.
Here are a few of the most common reasons patients explore weight loss counseling or revision of weight loss surgery:
- Unsuccessful weight loss – continued hunger resulting in an unsatisfactory loss of weight.
- Limited weight loss – a “weight loss plateau” occurs when patients lose a certain amount of weight, but cannot seem to lose more regardless of their dedication to reach their goals.
- Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) – commonly referred to as heartburn, this condition often flares up more severely during the night.