Bariatric Procedure

Revisions and Conversions

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Revisions and Conversions

Bariatric revision surgery is necessary from time to time to convert previously performed weight loss procedures to other weight loss procedures. Although this is only necessary in a few percentages of cases, it is important to be associated with a program that has broad experience in dealing with these complex cases. At Live Healthy MD, we are skilled in performing the most complex weight loss surgery revisions in the region.

Reasons for Bariatric Revisions

Most patients seek a revision because they have regained their weight. In some cases, a revision may be medically necessary if the patient experiences complications or other unwanted side effects.

Bariatric Revision Risk
Potential Risks

Before considering a bariatric revision, it is important to be familiar with the potential risks. Risks vary based on the health of the patient.

  • Minor Complications
  • Major Complications
Minor Complications
UNCOMMON AND CAN BE MANAGED FAIRLY EASILY
  • Minor wound or skin infection
  • Excess / loose skin
  • Vomiting or nausea
  • Acid reflux (heartburn)
  • Changes in bowel habits like constipation, diarrhea, bloating, cramping, or gas
  • Development of gallstones or gallbladder disease
  • Nutritional deficiencies as a result of food bypassing the stomach
Bariatric Revision Risk
Major Complications
COMPLICATIONS COULD RESULT IN RE-OPERATION
  • Internal bleeding
  • Bowel leaks or obstruction
  • Blood clots in the legs or lungs
  • Internal hernia
  • Perforation of stomach/intestine or leakage
Bariatric Revision Risk
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