Sleeve Revision to Mini Gastric Bypass
The gastric sleeve (sleeve gastrectomy) is one of the most popular and effective options for surgical weight loss. It’s often effective, but for some patients, the weight loss is not as dramatic as they’d hoped. This is when Dr. Francisco Gonzalez recommends a sleeve revision procedure at our Tijuana, B.C. practice.
The team at Oasis of Hope can convert a gastric sleeve into different kinds of procedures. In some cases, the mini gastric bypass is best. Let’s take a moment to consider sleeve revision into a mini gastric bypass. We’ll start by discussing why revision surgery may be recommended.
Reasons for Gastric Sleeve Revision
While gastric sleeve procedures are generally quite safe and effective, it does not always work out as intended. To address problems, people undergo a revision procedure. Common reasons for sleeve revision include the following.
Failure to Lose Sufficient Weight
Patients should lose a considerable amount of excess body mass through gastric sleeve surgery in the initial months after the procedure and by the end of the first year. If they fail to lose enough weight, revising the initial sleeve may be most ideal.
You Have Regained Too Much of Your Excess Weight
After losing excessive weight from a bariatric procedure, patients will inevitably regain some of the weight they lost. If you regain too much of that weight, revising the sleeve can help you shed those unwanted pounds.
Sometimes patients experience serious issues with their health and wellness after a gastric sleeve, such as severe acid reflux and hiatal hernias. Revising the sleeve procedure can help address these problems.
Why Convert the Sleeve Into a Mini Gastric Bypass?
While there are many different ways to revise a poor gastric sleeve, switching to a gastric bypass is often quite popular and effective. For one, the revision of stomach size in a gastric sleeve is an initial step in the mini gastric bypass the process, so patients are already set for that procedure.
Thanks to a mini gastric bypass, patients will experience rapid and pronounced weight loss as well as minimal weight regain.
Ideal Candidates for the Revision Procedure
Good candidates for gastric sleeve revision are people who are dissatisfied with the results of their initial bariatric procedure. They should weigh all options for gastric sleeve revision with their surgeon, noting all of the pros and cons involved.
When you speak with our Tijuana bariatric surgery experts about your situation, we can offer honest insight and advice into your situation. Our focus will be on your well being during your continued weight loss journey.
Is a Mini Gastric Bypass Right for Me?
While the mini gastric bypass is a great option for many patients, it may not be the ideal one for you. Some patients may instead benefit from a re-sleeve to further reduce stomach size, while other patients may be better candidates for a duodenal switch.
Since there are numerous options available, it’s crucial that you discuss these matters with a member of our team. We have the information you need to make a wise choice about weight loss surgery.
Learn More About Sleeve Revision Surgery
If you live in or near Tijuana and would like to undergo a revision bariatric procedure, be sure to contact Oasis of Hope. You can reach our team by phone at (619) 690-8417. We look forward to your visit and discussing your weight loss options.