Bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery is the surgical option for losing weight and improves the quality of life. However, in some cases the results may not last long, be unsuccessful, or cause certain complications. These individuals are the candidates for revisional bariatric surgery. May be not all the individuals with earlier, unsuccessful bariatric surgery will be candidates for revision surgery.
Some health funds will cover revisional surgery. Please check with your health plans for details.
What are the indications for revisional bariatric surgery?
Revisional bariatric surgery is the surgery performed in patients who had their bariatric surgeries earlier and was unsuccessful because of any of the following conditions:
- Post-surgical medical complications
- Unsatisfactory results
- Weight regain after achieving weight loss goals
- Unsuccessful resolution of co-morbidities such as diabetes and hypertension
What are the risks of revisional bariatric surgery?
Revision surgery is associated with more risks than the first time surgery. Your surgeon considers the probable risks and benefits and suggests you the appropriate surgery.