If you’ve previously undergone weight loss surgery and something went wrong that hindered you from losing weight or keeping weight off, you may be able to undergo weight loss surgery revision. A surgical weight loss procedure can fail for many reasons, including:
- Patient unable to adhere to the doctor-recommended diet and exercise program
- Mechanical complications, such as pouch stretching or slipped bands
- Stretching over time - resulting in a larger stomach pouch - from procedures such as a vertical-banded gastroplasty (VBG)
Sometimes, patients regain weight after the initial surgery. If that happens, we offer minimally invasive procedures to help you continue losing weight and get your health back on track.
What to Expect
Typically, hospital stays after surgery are between one and three days following revisional weight loss surgery. After you leave the hospital, you should be able to take care of your personal needs but will require help with other tasks, such as driving or lifting.
Generally, you can expect to take two to four weeks off work or school after surgery. During that time, your focus will be on establishing healthy eating and drinking habits. You should be back to regular activities within three to five weeks.
Who is a Candidate?
To be eligible for weight loss surgery revision, you must:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Have had a previous weight loss procedure
- Have a history of trying other diet methods unsuccessfully, including medically supervised dieting
- Have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more (100 pounds or more overweight), or have a BMI of 35 with two or more weight-related conditions, such as diabetes or high blood pressure
Why Choose UHealth?
Award-winning, experienced care. Our bariatric team is comprised of experienced professionals who are experts in the field of weight loss and weight loss surgery. In fact, we are the only facility in Miami-Dade County to have received the Healthgrades® Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award and the Excellence Award. We understand the unique challenges of people working hard to lose weight and get healthier. Therefore, we use a “whole person” approach to weight loss — working to address your emotional, behavioral, and psychological needs.