Revision Procedures after Bariatric Surgery
If you have already undergone a form of bariatric surgery and had complications or did not successfully lose weight, revision surgery might be an option for you.
About Weight Loss Revision Surgery
Revision surgery is beneficial for correcting complications from a previous weight loss procedure or for enhancing weight loss results.
Typically, surgeons can perform revision procedures laparoscopically. You may need to have open surgery if your prior bariatric surgery caused extensive scarring.
At UPMC's Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, we will carefully evaluate you before considering revision surgery.
This evaluation typically involves:
- An upper GI series to check the anatomy of your stomach or intestines
- A nutritional assessment to review your eating habits and lifestyle
Risks of Revision Surgery
Revision surgery carries increased risks, such as the potential for bleeding, especially if you have scarring from your original bariatric procedure.
Your bariatric surgeon will review all potential risks and complications with you prior to revision surgery.