Revision Weight Loss for Insufficient Weight Loss or Regain

By Gaston Tessada on February 06, 2019

Female in gym clothes looks at her reflection in dressing mirror While most patients reach their weight loss goals after gastric bypass or other weight loss procedures, a small but significant percentage of patients don’t reach their weight loss goals or begin to gain weight in the months or years following surgery. This reversal could be due to the natural stretching of the stomach over time, poor dieting habits, stress, or other factors.

Revision weight loss surgery can help you achieve your weight loss goals. At Oasis of Hope Bariatrics, Dr. Francisco Gonzales discusses how revision weight loss surgery can be performed in cases of insufficient weight loss or weight regain. Contact our Tijuana, Mexico clinic to find out if revision bariatric surgery is right for you.

Reasons for Insufficient Weight Loss or Weight Regain

Before treatment is recommended, Dr. Gonzales will determine the root cause of your weight gain. There are many factors to consider, both medical and emotional.

  • Loose or slipped band: For patients that underwent LAP-BAND® System surgery, a loose or slipped lap band could cause weight gain. Research has indicated that up to one-third of patients who have undergone LAP-BAND surgery now require revision weight loss surgery.
  • Not following the prescribed diet plan: Patients who deviate from their doctor-prescribed weight loss plan are also at a higher risk of insufficient weight loss or weight regain. In these cases, a combination of a bariatric technique that reduces the hunger hormone ghrelin and therapy can produce successful weight loss results.
  • Not following the prescribed exercise plan: It is important that patients get some exercise to lose weight.
  • Hormonal changes: For other patients, life gets in the way of weight loss goals. Stress, hormonal changes, pregnancy, and even depression can impact your body’s metabolism.

Treatment for Insufficient Weight Loss or Weight Regain

Depending on the type of bariatric surgery that you underent previously, and your specific challenges, you may be a candidate for one of the following revision procedures:

  • Gastric sleeve
  • Re-sleeve
  • Gastric bypass
  • Revision bypass
  • Sleeving the bypass
  • Duodenal switch

Candidates for revision weight loss surgery must be in good health and be willing to commit to a healthy lifestyle after their revision weight loss procedure.

Benefits of Revision Weight Loss

When your initial bariatric procedure fails to deliver your weight loss goals, revision weight loss surgery can be performed under the careful guidance of Dr. Gonzales.

The benefits of a second and final procedure can include improved health, boosted confidence, and the fulfillment of finally achieving the weight you want.

In many cases, revision weight loss procedures are less invasive than your initial bariatric procedure and require less recovery time.

At our practice, we adhere to the same high standards as hospitals in the United States while providing a cost-effective alternative. Patients visit from all over the world to work with Dr. Gonzales and our highly trained staff. In fact, half of our surgeries are revision weight loss surgeries.

Find Out if Revision Weight Loss Is Right for You

Dr. Gonzales has more than two decades of medical experience and offers a wide range of revision weight loss options. Our English-speaking staff will provide you with impeccable service. If you require on-site recovery, our facilities have recovery rooms and private bathrooms.

To learn more about how revision weight loss can help you finally reach your health goals, contact us online or call (619) 690-8417.

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