Bariatric Revision

Bariatric surgery is one of the most effective long-term weight loss solutions for those suffering from excess weight and obesity. It is, however, possible to start regaining some weight years after a successful weight loss procedure. Life goes on, and strict diet and exercise regimens may fall by the wayside. For this reason and others, the volume of food you consume may begin to increase and so too may the size of the gastric pouch. The result is weight regain.

For some, mild weight regain may be corrected with diet modification and renewed emphasis on exercise. For others, a revisional bariatric procedure may be needed. This procedure should only be performed by a qualified surgeon experienced in revisions.

Revisional Weight Loss Surgery at Birmingham Minimally Invasive

Patients in need of revision often come to Birmingham Minimally Invasive complaining of significant weight regain. Prior to any procedure, it is critical to evaluate all potential causes of the weight regain. Patients should come to our office prepared with a food journal detailing a week or more of meals and exercise. We will use this information to determine if overeating is the root of the issue. If, indeed, the patient has lost their way in the post-bariatric diet, we offer a comprehensive back-on-track program. This helps the patient to return to their former regimen and to lose the weight. If the determination has been made that it is not a behavioral issue, we will be able to discuss surgical options.

When To Revise A Weight Loss Surgery

A revisional surgical procedure should be undertaken only when all other options are exhausted since there is a greater risk of complications. Please contact our office to schedule a consultation. We are experienced in bariatric and revision surgeries, and can help you better understand your options to correct weight gain.