Bariatric surgeries are not always successful, and you may experience several complications that you can’t ignore. Fortunately, Dr. Stowers offers surgery revisions Frisco at The Bariatric Experts that make the necessary changes to get you back on track on your weight loss journey and resolve the related complications.
What you should know about surgery revisions
Revisional surgery, also known as surgery revisions, is a procedure you can consider in case your bariatric surgery fails to provide the expected results or causes complications despite following your doctor’s instructions. Dr. Stowers and his team at The Bariatric Experts offer a second surgery to determine the problem and adjust the initial surgery to obtain the desired results. The most sought-after revision surgery is a lap-band removal or gastric band. A gastric band is beneficial when trying to lose extra weight, but there are high chances of experiencing complications from the gastric bands.
If you experience a problem with your gastric band or it has not helped you lose weight, Dr. Stowers may recommend a laparoscopic gastric band removal. Medical complications that may make him suggest a gastric band removal surgery include trouble swallowing, infection around the band, food regurgitation, band erosion, esophageal inflammation or irritation, or band slippage. Consider this surgery if you have already attained your weight loss goals and no longer need the band. However, if you still need to achieve your goals, your provider may recommend gastric band revision. The bariatric experts’ team prefers performing surgery revisions laparoscopically involving smaller incisions. The minimally invasive techniques reduce the recovery timeline and cause minimal scarring.
When to seek surgery revisions
Consider revision surgery if you experience complications after your weight loss surgery or have other unresolved health issues (comorbidities). The procedure’s effectiveness will highly depend on your compliance and commitment to the program. During your appointment at The Bariatric Experts, your provider performs a thorough physical evaluation to determine whether or not you are eligible for surgery revisions. The team also supports your aftercare program to enhance the chances of the procedure’s success.
Available options for surgery revisions
Dr. Stowers and his team offer several surgery revisions to help you achieve your weight loss goals and improve your overall health. They provide the gastric sleeve to the gastric sleeve, a procedure that removes the gastric band and surrounding scar tissue. Your provider then trims away most of your stomach and sows the remaining portion, creating a smaller banana-shaped stomach. You may also benefit from the gastric band to gastric bypass procedure, which involves removing your gastric band and then suturing or stapling a small pouch to reduce your stomach’s size. The treatment limits the amount of food you eat and the absorption of calories, helping you reduce weight. Dr. Stowers can also perform the gastric bypass revision that resolves complications associated with your initial surgery. He uses a minimally invasive technique to make your recovery period shorter and less painful.
If you want to explore more about revision surgeries, call The Bariatric Experts office or schedule an appointment online.