Bariatric surgeries such as gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, or adjustable gastric banding have been instrumental in helping many people achieve life-long weight loss. However, even with perfectly performed weight loss surgery, occasionally problems can arise. In these cases, revision surgery at Glendale Adventist Medical Center may be the solution you are looking for.
Complications from bariatric procedures can include ulcers, vomiting, dumping syndrome and chronic reflux. Another complication may be that the surgery did not help you achieve the lasting weight loss you hoped for, even if you worked hard to follow diet and exercise plans. Lap-Band or Realize Band procedures can develop erosion or port problems a few years after the original surgery. This is not your fault, and you do not have to feel like you failed. There are helpful solutions available to you. It is important to consult a qualified bariatric surgeon to assist you in exploring your options.
If you are considering bariatric revision surgery, your surgeon will examine your history, take into account which original procedure you underwent and make a recommendation. In many cases, revision surgery can have higher surgical risks than initial surgery, so it is very important to select an experienced surgeon.
No matter what your bariatric surgical issue is, Glendale Adventist surgeons can help you find solutions that best fit your needs. To learn more about bariatric revision surgery at GAMC, call (818) 863-4225.