Revision Bariatric Surgery is performed to alter or repair one of the many types of weight loss surgery for the treatment of morbid obesity. The two currently popular procedures, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and Mini Gastric Bypass, while successful, also require occasional revision. In fact the revision rate for the Gastric Banding Surgery is more than 10% during the first two years for either device-related problems or unsatisfactory weight loss. Likewise, the revision rate for gastric bypass is roughly 5-10% after 5 years for either troublesome complications, (e.g., ulcer, etc.) or for unsatisfactory weight loss.
The sleeve gastrectomy, though technically an irreversible procedure, can be revised to a roux-en-y gastric bypass, mini gastric bypass, or a duodenal-jejunal bypass, depending on the indication, anatomy and various patient-related factors.
If you have any of the following conditions, you are a candidate for revision bariatric surgery: