How will the surgeon decide if I need revision obesity surgery?

Dr. Melissa B. Bagloo, MD
Bariatric Medicine (Obesity Medicine) Specialist
Initial evaluation includes an endoscopy, insertion of a thin, flexible tube through the mouth and through the esophagus, to examine your stomach and intestines. Following your evaluation, you will be asked to undergo an educational process, which includes meeting with a registered dietitian, prior to surgery.

We will request that you bring a copy of your upper GI x-ray and a copy of the operative report from your original surgery to your appointment.
The decision regarding the need for revision weight loss surgery is based on several factors. If you regained a large amount of weight, the surgeon may decide that you need a revision operation. An endoscopic revision procedure may not be enough. Some things it depends on include:
  • the first type of weight loss surgery you had
  • your body type (anatomy)
  • your overall health
Revision surgery is a second-chance procedure to get a handle on your hunger and improve fullness after eating a small amount of food. Revision obesity surgery plus lifestyle changes and exercise should get you on the path to weight loss and feeling healthy.

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