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Gastric Bypass Revision Surgery

Has surgery failed to bring you long-term weight loss?

Here is how gastric bypass revision surgery from Inspire Bariatrics can restore hope.

Your body is unique. The results you experience from gastric bypass surgery will be different than other patients. Gastric bypass surgery aims to help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight, which we consider to be a body mass index (BMI) number of under 30.

Has gastric bypass surgery failed to give you the long-term weight loss you were hoping for? There is hope and you have options, including gastric bypass revision surgery.

If you would like a second chance to lose the weight and gain the confidence you have been searching for, contact the Inspire Bariatrics to schedule your appointment. During your consultation, you will learn what you can expect from gastric bypass revision surgery.

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Has your gastric bypass failed? What Gastric Bypass Surgery Failure Is -

Do you believe your gastric bypass has failed? Gastric bypass surgery failure happens for several reasons. The leading reason gastric bypass surgery is considered a failure is because of less than ideal weight loss. When your BMI exceeds 35 18-24 months after your gastric bypass surgery, this is considered to be gastric bypass failure. Gastric bypass surgery is also considered to fail when you have not reached or maintained weight loss equal to 50% of your excess weight.

Why Bariatric Procedures Fail to Produce Permanent Results -

There are several reasons bariatric procedures fail to produce lasting results. Common reasons bariatric weight loss surgery fails include:

  • Failure to maintain healthy eating habits
  • Failure to continue to exercise after the procedure
  • Flawed technique
  • Excess space in the stomach (gastric sleeve surgery)
  • Band slip (lap-band surgery)

The success of bariatric surgery is often up to you - the patient. After the procedure is complete, bariatric weight loss surgery patients must develop and maintain long-term changes to their diet, eating habits, and exercise habits. Without establishing and keeping these new habits, the procedure is likely to be deemed a failure.

What is bariatric revision surgery?

If an initial gastric bypass surgery fails to bring desired results or is performed improperly, gastric bypass revision surgery may be an option. Gastric bypass revision surgery follows the same steps as gastric bypass surgery.

The procedure the Inspire Bariatrics uses for gastric bypass revision surgery is the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB).

The Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Inspire Bariatrics’s answer to “What is the best revision surgery for gastric bypass,” is the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) revision surgery. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery has become popular due to its effectiveness and is used in 47% of bariatric weight loss surgeries.

The RYGB gastric bypass revision surgery is a nearly identical procedure to the RYGB gastric bypass surgery. Adjustments will be made based on your current health and body and the result of the previous procedure.

With the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Inspire Bariatrics and Dr. McCalman can perform the safe and effective RYGB gastric bypass revision surgery. With the expertise and track record of Dr. McCalman and the benefits of the RYGB bariatric revision surgery, you can rest assured that this time, your gastric bypass revision surgery will be done the right way and is capable of helping you get the weight loss results you want and need.

Learn more about the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass surgery here
Sometimes Gastric Bypass Fails. Dr. McCalman can help

Gastric Bypass Revision Surgery Complications

Gastric bypass revision surgery requires giving you anesthesia, cutting into your body, and surgically reducing the size of your stomach. Resting, following aftercare instructions, and refraining from normal activities for the first couple of weeks can help reduce your risks of developing issues after the gastric bypass revision procedure. You will likely be required to stay 2-3 days in the hospital to aid your recovery.

Possible gastric bypass revision surgery complications include infections, problems with digestion, ulcers, and bleeding. Life-threatening complications are rarer, and can include a blood clot, internal leak, bleeding, advanced infection, or heart attack. For more information on the potential risks and complications of gastric bypass revision surgery, talk to your doctor.

Gastric Band Removal and Revision

A gastric band, implanted during lap-band surgery, may be reversed or completed again through a gastric band revision surgery. Removal typically occurs when diet changes resulting in weight loss have not been established or maintained after having the lap-band surgery. The gastric band will then be removed to prevent side effects.

Learn more about lap-band surgery from Inspire Bariatrics here

What results can you expect?

Gastric Bypass Revision Success Stories

If bariatric surgery fails, revision surgery may be necessary. This second gastric bypass surgery will aid in providing long-term weight loss. A bariatric revision surgery is needed when you have not reached your weight loss goals after bariatric surgery, and you may have begun to regain the weight you lost in the months following the first procedure.

Have your results been less than ideal? Have you regained weight after your first surgery?

Gastric bypass revision surgery can help restart your weight loss journey. Weight loss may be slower than after your first gastric bypass, but by making healthy changes in your life, you can improve your results.

For gastric bypass revision success stories, read patient stories on UCLA Health here.

Revision surgery success can help restart a weight loss journey

Bariatric Revision Surgery Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Is there a gastric sleeve revision surgery?

    Yes! There are revision surgeries for gastric bypass surgery, gastric sleeve surgery, and lap-band surgery (lap-band removal).

  • What is the gastric bypass revision success rate?

    The exact gastric bypass revision success rate has not been defined. Success is different for each patient and will depend on your health, eating habits, exercise habits, and the procedure itself.

  • How can I find gastric bypass revision near me?

    If you are searching for “bariatric revision surgery near me,” you will find a wide range of results based on your location. Inspire Bariatrics is in McKinney, Texas, near Allen, Frisco, Plano, Wylie, Sachse, The Colony, Richardson, and Little Elm, Texas. The Inspire Bariatrics is also just a short 30-minute drive from Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas.

  • Is slow weight loss after revision surgery common?

    Bariatric revision surgery is intended to help patients prevent regaining weight after bariatric surgery and continue to lose weight after the initial procedure. Slow weight loss is common after bariatric revision surgery; however, results can vary, and some patients may be able to experience significant benefits. Speak to your doctor to learn more about what you can expect from bariatric revision surgery.

  • How much does gastric bypass revision cost?

    Gastric bypass revision surgery can cost anywhere from $15,000 - $35,000. Contact your doctor for further information.

  • Does insurance cover bariatric revision surgery?

    Do you have revision bariatric surgery insurance coverage? Healthcare provider requirements may differ, meaning your insurance provider may or may not cover bariatric revision surgery. However, most insurance providers do cover band, sleeve, and bypass revisions.

  • Can I buy insurance to cover bariatric surgery?

    Since most providers will cover bariatric revision surgery and bariatric surgery, you may be able to buy insurance that covers bariatric surgery. Insurance providers may have different requirements and waiting periods before you can have your procedure covered by insurance. If your provider does not cover bariatric revision surgery, you can appeal the decision.

Bariatric Revision Surgery from Dr. McCalman and the Inspire Bariatrics

Inspire Bariatrics specializes in the newest weight loss procedures, including bariatric surgery and bariatric revision surgery. Dr. McCalman takes a safe, effective approach, providing weight loss procedures that will improve your health without putting it at-risk. Learn more about Inspire Bariatrics’s Dr. McCalman here.

Are you ready to take advantage of the benefits of bariatric surgery? If so, consider a bariatric revision surgery to move your weight loss journey forward. It starts by scheduling your appointment with Dr. McCalman at the Inspire Bariatrics in McKinney, Texas.

Don’t give up on your goal of losing weight! Take advantage of gastric bypass revision surgery from Dr. McCalman.

Contact Inspire Bariatrics today!

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