Weight Loss Surgery Dallas TX
Revision of Previous Bariatric Surgery – LAP-BAND® / Gastric Bypass Revision – Revisional Surgery for Weight Loss
Why is bariatric surgery revision sometimes necessary?
In some bariatric surgery cases complications may arise that must be addressed.
When should I consider revision?
If you are experiencing problems of any kind, including post-surgical complications, unsatisfactory weight loss or weight regain, you may benefit from revision.
Why do some patients with gastric banding have problems?
Complications arising from erosion of the band into the stomach sometimes occur.
What are the surgical options for bariatric revision?
Sleeve gastrectomy may be a good option because it does not involve the implantation of a foreign object in the body, and it does not need adjustment or filling after surgery.
Gastric Bypass Revision / LAP-BAND® Revision / Bariatric Revision Surgery – Addressing Complications of Gastric Bypass, Gastric Banding, or other previous bariatric surgery procedures. In some bariatric surgery cases complications may arise that must be addressed. Revision of LAP-BAND® or gastric bypass surgery may be the solution.Dr. John Alexanderperforms LAP-BAND® and gastric bypass revision surgery for Dallas / Forth Worth area patients in need. If you are experiencing problems of any kind, including post-surgical complications, unsatisfactory weight loss and weight regain, please do not hesitate to come see us as soon as possible. Problems associated with weight loss surgery may be very discouraging, but you do not have to face them without help.
Gastric Bypass Revision Surgery
Patients who have previous gastric bypass surgery occasionally require revision.* This may be required if the stomach pouch has stretched. The stomach’s capacity may increase over time and slow down weight loss; some patients may regain some of the weight they have lost.Revision surgerycan help patients get back on track with their weight loss goals.
If you are experiencing problems from previousgastric bypasssurgery, we can help. Contact us today for information on gastric bypass revision surgery.
LAP-BAND® Revision Surgery / Lap Band Erosion
If you are experiencing problems from LAP-BAND®, and adjustments do not solve the problem, LAP-BAND® revision surgery may become necessary.
- FromJSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
Early Lap-Band Erosion Associated With Colonic Inflammation: A Case Report and Literature Review
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding is an effective and safe surgical modality for the treatment of morbid obesity. Erosion of the band into the stomach has been reported. Complications may involve the access port (leakage, dislocation, infection, inaccessibility), pouch dilation, prolapse (slippage) of the stomach through the band, balloon rupture, and erosion of the band into the stomach.2″
Dr. Alexander can perform surgery to remove the gastric band and convert to agastric bypassorgastric sleeve. This approach has the advantage of somewhat faster weight loss and avoids the necessity for an artificial implant.*
Advantages ofSleeve Gastrectomy
Sleeve gastrectomy, also known as gastric sleeve surgery, is a remarkable new procedure that boasts several specific advantages over other types of laparoscopic weight loss surgery. Unlike LAP-BAND® surgery, a sleeve gastrectomy does not involve the implantation of a foreign object in the body, and it does not need adjustment or filling after surgery. Read more aboutgastric sleeve.
As a board-certified surgeon, Dr. Alexander is qualified to perform complex procedures, making theAlexander Center for Obesity Surgeryan ideal destination for any Dallas / Fort Worth-area resident in need of gastric bypass or LAP-BAND® revision surgery.
At theAlexander Center for Obesity Surgery, every member of our staff wants to help you succeed. Serving the Dallas / Fort Worth metro area, we offer gastric bypass and LAP-BAND® revision surgery to help bariatric surgery patients achieve their weight loss goals. Please contact our practice if you are experiencing problems of any kind related to a bariatric procedure.