What is corrective / revisional weight loss surgery?
If you have already had any form of weight loss surgery in the past, and are experiencing problems or side effects such as swallowing difficulties or reflux, or you’ve regained some weight, it may be possible to improve your situation with corrective revisional surgery. Everyone’s case is unique, and Dr Taylor will carefully go through your medical history, and any tests you may have had. He will then advise on any further tests that may be needed, and explain your options to you. We have helped literally hundreds of patients get things back on track.
Am I eligible?
If you’ve ever had a weight loss procedure in the past and are now experiencing difficulties, then you may be suitable for corrective revisional surgery. It doesn’t matter who or where your original surgery was performed, we are here to help. Dr Taylor will be able to perform your revisional surgery using laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery in the vast majority of cases.
We routinely perform the following types of revisional surgery:
- Repositioning or removal of gastric bands
- Conversion from gastric band to sleeve or bypass
- Conversion from gastric sleeve to Omega bypass for further weight loss
- Conversion from gastric sleeve to Roux- Y bypass to control reflux
- Conversion from open stomach stapling operations of the past
- Revision surgery to re-tighten the gastric pouch to improve restriction
- Repair of hiatus hernia and correction of distortion to improve swallowing
What are the risks of corrective surgery?
Corrective surgery is more complicated as significant scarring and distortion of the stomach tissues are often encountered. It usually takes longer to perform, and there are higher chances of complications, such as bleeding or infection. Sometimes revisional surgery is performed in two stages in order to reduce these risks, eg removal of the gastric band first, followed by the Sleeve Gastrectomy 3 months later. Every patient’s circumstances are different, and Dr Taylor will explain the potential risks for your situation so that you feel properly informed.