Bariatric surgery is popular among many individuals, especially those struggling to lose weight. The procedure is generally safe with no complications allowing you to even go home after the operation. Bariatric surgery also will enable you to lose a significant amount of weight compared to other weight loss techniques.
However, complications can occur which may prevent you from achieving your desired results. When this happens, surgery revisions in Frisco can help you achieve your ultimate results and promote your weight loss journey. To learn more or find out if you are a suitable candidate for surgery revisions, call the Bariatric Experts today.
What Are Surgery Revisions?
Surgery revisions occur when your bariatric surgery develops complications or does not provide your expected results. At the Bariatric Experts, Dr. Stowers conducts a second surgery to make changes following the first surgery, hoping to improve your results.
Gastric band or lap band removal is the most common revision surgery. A gastric band helps in portion control, helping you to lose weight. However, about half of the patients experience complications with gastric bands.
If you have gastric band issues or have not achieved your weight loss goals, Dr. Stower carries out a laparoscopic gastric band removal or revision to help improve your results.
You may need gastric band removal surgery if you have the following problems:
- Infection around the band.
- Trouble swallowing.
- Band slippage.
- Food regurgitation.
- Esophageal inflammation or irritation.
- Band erosion.
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease.
- Little or no weight loss.
Besides, you may remove your band if you have achieved your goals.
You may need to undergo gastric band revision surgery if you have not reached your expected results, rather than removing the gastric band. The bariatric expert Dr. Stower performs gastric sleeve surgery after removing your lap band.
He uses minimally invasive techniques such as laparoscopy to perform the surgery revisions. He uses several small incisions and a laparoscope to reach your stomach.
The non-invasive technique is very efficient, with less scarring and short recovery time than traditional open surgery. However, you should be aware that a second bariatric surgery may increase your risk of infections.
When to Consider Surgery Revisions?
You may need surgery revision if your initial surgery experienced complications or have health issues that need solutions. However, the success of the revision highly depends on your commitment and compliance with the instructions.
During your consultation with Dr. Stowers, he will evaluate your situation and determine if you are a good candidate for surgery revisions. He also offers follow-ups after your surgery to ensure the procedure’s success.
What Are the Options for Surgery Revision?
Dr. Stowers offers various types of surgery revisions to help promote your weight loss and health. they include:
Gastric band to gastric sleeve
This procedure involves your provider removing the gastric band and any scar tissue around it; then trim your stomach by 80%.
Gastric band to gastric bypass
Dr. Stower removes the gastric band and any tissue growing around it, reducing the stomach size by suturing a small size.
Gastric sleeve revision
It involves a surgical revision to correct any complications related to the gastric sleeve procedure.
Gastric bypass revision
Gastric bypass revision occurs when you develop complications or fail to achieve your weight loss goals following a gastric bypass procedure.
If you are experiencing complications after your bariatric surgery, consult The Bariatric Experts for help.