Bariatric surgery is an effective solution for losing excess weight. While surgery typically boasts long-term effects, patients can regain weight years after they’ve undergone a bariatric procedure. So, is there anything you can do?

If you’ve been regaining a significant amount of weight since your bariatric surgery, it is likely time to speak to your surgeon. More specifically, if you chose Birmingham Minimally Invasive Surgery for your original procedure, it is time to give Dr. Long a call at (205) 833-6907. Dr. Long will review your options, one of which is bariatric revision surgery.

Revisional Weight Loss Surgery Qualifications

It’s important to first understand the potential causes of weight gain. In many cases, a well-balanced diet and moderate consumption become an afterthought. You begin to eat more food, and over time, the size of your gastric pouch increases to accommodate the volume. Additionally, exercise may fall by the wayside as you become less focused on weight and more focused on life.

Bariatric revision isn’t right for everyone. In some cases, mild weight regain can be corrected with modifications to the patient’s diet and increased exercise. For others, revisional weight loss surgery may be the best solution. A qualified bariatric surgeon can help identify your best path forward.

At Birmingham Minimally Invasive Surgery, we carefully evaluate all potential causes of weight gain. We ask patients to keep a food and exercise journal and use this information to determine if behavioral issues are the root cause. If so, we offer a comprehensive “back-on-track” program to help our patients return to a healthy routine and lose excess weight.

Bariatric Surgeon in Birmingham, AL

Revisional weight loss surgery is only necessary once a surgeon has determined the weight regain is not a result of a patient’s behavioral issues, and all other options have been exhausted. At Birmingham Minimally Invasive Surgery, we approach bariatric revision in this way because there is a greater risk of complications.

To learn more about bariatric revision and discuss your options with Dr. Long, please contact our office.