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Posted on March 27, 2024
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How Bariatric Revision Surgery Can Help You Regain Control of Your Weight After Gastric Bypass

The patient had Gastric Bypass Surgery roughly 15 years ago and began to regain the weight approximately eight years later. During the COVID 19 pandemic, their weight regain escalated, prompting them to reach out to their Bariatric Surgeon. Unfortunately, their surgeon outlined that there were no more surgical options for the patient due to the risks associated with multiple operations and potential complications that could arise.

Patients who have undergone gastric bypass surgery typically cannot go under the same procedure again due to the risks associated with it. This is because the body is not able to tolerate more than one operation of this kind and there are potential complications that arise from a second surgery. In addition, a patient’s weight loss progress may plateau after their first gastric bypass, reducing the effectiveness of a second procedure.

This patient turned to the Bariatric revision. The Bariatric Revision is a non-surgical weight loss procedure that can help patients who have undergone gastric bypass surgery and have since gained weight. This type of procedure helps many regain the desired results of their bypass by providing additional limits to their eating habits, as well as hormonal therapies, physical activity goals, and support in adjusting lifestyle behaviors that could be obstructing progress. Revision surgery can be an option for patients who have regained weight after gastric sleeve or lap band procedures.

A patient lost 75 lbs in just 13 months after undergoing bariatric revision surgery. This minimally invasive procedure was easier on their body and provided minimal downtime, with most patients requiring only 2-3 days of recovery. Dr. Ibegbu, an experienced specialist based on the East Coast, performs this procedure and the Atlantic Medical Group offers round-the-clock support for patients both before and after their procedure, with additional assistance from our in-house dieticians and behavioral therapists.