Our surgeons offer minimally invasive and endoscopic revision options for select patients who have had prior weight loss surgery. Our surgeons have performed many minimally invasive and/or endoscopic revisions or reversals of previous weight surgeries over the years. Some examples of our revisions performed are in patients who had previous Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (open or laparoscopic), Vertical Banded Gastroplasty (“stomach stapling”), Adjustable Gastric Band (such as the LapBand® or REALIZE™ Band or other bands), Sleeve Gastrectomy, Duodenal Switch or Biliopancreatic Diversion or Jejunal-ileal Bypass (intestinal bypass).
This decision is made on an individual basis based on the patient’s medical and surgical history, eating habits and anatomy.
If you are interested in seeing if you are a candidate for a revisional procedure, the first step is to fill out a New Patient Packet and sending the complete packet in along with your operative note from your previous weight loss procedure(s). Once we receive all information, our surgeons will review your initial information. If we feel a revision option may be an option, we will contact you to schedule an initial appointment in our office. That appointment will consist of a full history and physical evaluation, dietary evaluation and possible psychological evaluation. Our surgeons will likely wish to order some diagnostic testing to include an upper GI and an upper endoscopy as well.
Once our surgeons have all the information they need, they will sit down with you and go over your potential revision options, if any. They cannot guarantee a revision option for everyone, but are happy to do a full evaluation and offer their opinion regarding your surgical and non-surgical options.
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