December 6, 2017 | Courtyard Jersey City Newport
December 13, 2017 | Hekemian Conference Center, Hackensack University Medical Center
* All seminars are Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30pm
Revisional Bariatric Surgery
Revisional Surgery | Bariatric Surgery Revision
While most patients are successful after weight-loss surgery, there are instances where revisional bariatric surgery is required. A revisional operation is used to correct one of the many types of weight-loss surgery procedures that has failed due to inadequate weight loss/weight regain, unresolved co-morbidities, or unresolved complications. Obesity is a chronic disease and not easily treated. As with any medical condition, if the first treatment is not effective, a bariatric revision procedure may be needed as an additional treatment for obesity.
Advanced Laparoscopic Associates of New Jersey are one of the only practices in the area with bariatric surgeons experienced enough to perform these corrective procedures. Whatever your issue may be, there is a likely revisional solution to your problems.
Weight Loss Surgery Revision
Revisional procedures are usually successful in resolving associated problems and prompting further weight loss. These procedures are generally done laparoscopically. Revision operations can be more complex and are usually higher risk operations than first time operations. Obtaining accurate information about the initial surgery and existing anatomy is the key for a successful revision and keeping complication rates low. Our bariatric surgeons will need to determine if the cause of the weight-loss failure is due to a problem with the initial procedure or the patient’s inability to follow the necessary dietary and lifestyle changes. At ALA, our surgeons will review your old records and perform all the required tests such as an upper GI study, endoscopy, etc. in order to choose the right revision procedure for you.
For additional information, all prospective patients are invited to attend a free educational seminar.
Seminars are a great source of information about the procedure you are considering, and they allow you to meet the surgeons as well as ask any questions you may have. You may also have the opportunity to meet some post-operative patients.