Are you experiencing weight gain years after bariatric surgery? You’re not alone. Bariatric surgery is a popular and effective method for significant weight loss. However, your results may not always be long-term.

If you find this to be true, it may be time to speak to a bariatric surgeon. At Birmingham Minimally Invasive Surgery, our board-certified surgeon performs bariatric revision surgery near Montgomery, Alabama.

Should I Get Revisional Weight Loss Surgery?

Weight regain following bariatric surgery can have many causes. Most often, these causes relate to lifestyle changes like increased food consumption and decreased exercise. However, there may be other non-behavioral reasons for your weight regain.

At Birmingham Minimally Invasive Surgery, our bariatric surgeon Dr. Long and his team will work to determine the potential cause/causes of your weight regain. We ask that patients keep a detailed log of their food intake and exercise habits. This will shed light on the root of the issue. If a patient is overeating, the size of their stomach pouch will stretch. And if the patient is under-exercising, their body will be storing more calories. In both cases, the result will be weight regain.

Depending on the severity of the weight regain, this may be a simple fix. We can work with you to correct mild weight regain with our “back-on-track” program designed to modify one’s diet and renew one’s interest in exercise. If your weight regain is significant or we have established it to be a result of extraneous factors, then and only then will we consider bariatric revision.

Bariatric Surgeon in Montgomery, AL

Revisional weight loss surgery is riskier than traditional bariatric surgeries. For this reason, it is critical to have a skilled and experienced surgeon.

Fortunately, Dr. Long is one of the top bariatric surgeons in the Montgomery, Alabama area. He is board-certified in general and bariatric surgery and has the experience needed to carefully and successfully perform revision surgery. To speak to Dr. Long about your options, call Birmingham Minimally Invasive today at (205) 833-6907. Or, you can schedule a one-on-one consultation online.