Unfortunately, there are times when an initial bariatric procedure needs to be revised to another procedure. Reasons for revision surgery may include a slipped adjustable gastric band, increased reflux after gastric banding, intractable nausea and/or vomiting, stricture due to excess scar tissue, ulcers, difficulty swallowing, malnutrition, and unsatisfactory weight loss.
At The Davis Clinic, we specialize in revising initial procedures so that patients who are experiencing difficulties medically or with insufficient weight loss can lead healthier lives.
Most revision surgery is performed laparoscopically, with tiny incisions used rather than the old technique of using a large incision. Even if your initial procedure was performed “open,” our surgeons perform revision surgeries using the laparoscopic approach. With the laparoscopic approach, only a few tiny scars are left on the belly and, with time, most fade and may not even be visible.
Revision surgeries we perform include the following:
Please note that Medicare does not pay for bariatric revision surgery.
Our surgeons have performed a high volume of revision surgery and specialize in these procedures with excellent outcomes.