Why might I need revision surgery for obesity?

Dr. David Y. Suh, MD
Bariatric Medicine
David Suh, MD, from Riverside Community Hospital discusses what exactly gastric revision is and why a patient may need it. Watch this video to learn more.
Revision surgery is an option for patients who have already undergone a procedure and may need another one to repair the first one or for patients who have gained weight or not lost sufficient weight.

Here are some guidelines to help you decide if you need to see a doctor for another weight loss surgery. You may be a candidate for revision surgery if:
  • You have not lost 50% of the excess weight you were carrying at the
          time of the first procedure.
  • You regain enough weight that medical problems related to your excess
          weight, such as diabetes, return. 
  • You regain weight to a point where you no longer have lost 50% of your
          original excess weight.
  • Your BMI is 40 or above.
Revisional surgery can also help weight loss surgery patients who develop complications like chronic ulcers.

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