Bariatric Surgery Revision Can Help You Maintain a Healthy Weight
Have you undergone weight loss surgery, but aren't seeing the results you had hoped for? If so, the doctors working through Tijuana Bariatrics can help.
When medical weight loss treatments have failed, these specialists will work with you to find a different weight loss method that provides the results you desire.
Curious to find out how bariatric surgery revision in Tijuana, Mexico, can improve your health?
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We understand how discouraging it is to undergo surgical weight loss treatment only for it to fail. We are here to offer you hope with a safe, successful second surgery! Throughout every step of your bariatric surgery revision, the Tijuana Bariatrics team in Tijuana and Monterrey will be there to support you.
Contact Tijuana Bariatrics online today or call (800) 308-3607 to schedule your consultation with a dedicated weight loss specialist.
What Is Bariatric Surgery Revision?
In many cases, patients who undergo surgery for the treatment of obesity achieve superb weight loss results. However, many obese individuals face unsatisfying results in the months following their bariatric surgery and some patients even regain weight or encounter medical complications over time.
Bariatric surgery revision can be an ideal treatment for patients who may not have experienced the desired results following their weight loss surgeries. The Tijuana Bariatrics network of doctors can review your health history and evaluate your medical needs to recommend a weight loss method that will work best for your case.
Bariatric surgery revision can be an ideal treatment for patients who may not have experienced the desired results following their weight loss surgeries.
When suggesting a better form of treatment, our bariatric team will educate you on what to expect at every stage of treatment, the benefits, and the risks associated with the procedure. They will also answer any questions you may have regarding surgery. With thorough patient education, you will be able to make a more informed, confident decision regarding the path you want to take in achieving your weight loss goals.
Bariatric Revision Surgery
Revision Surgery Types
We can perform revision bariatric surgeries of virtually any type, including but not limited to:
In some cases, band slippage has resulted in patients needing revision surgery to replace or reposition the device. Often, slippage is detected when a patient discovers that they are failing to lose weight following surgery or they begin gaining weight in the months and years following surgery.
Infection may occur in your stomach if the band erodes. When erosion takes place, a hole within the lining of your stomach is created and exposed. To correct the complication and further your weight loss journey, Dr. Garcia can perform other bariatric surgery procedures including gastric sleeve surgery or gastric bypass surgery to mend the hole and put your health back on track. Both bariatric procedures can be performed, as well, if you fail to see the results you had expected when undergoing LAP-BAND® surgery.
Even though gastric sleeve surgery is one of the most effective forms of weight loss treatments, the method may require bariatric surgery revision at our Tijuana clinic if the stomach stretches. Over time, your stomach may expand, and it will need to be "re-sleeved" to prevent future weight gain. Some patients may not see desirable results following gastric sleeve surgery and could benefit from a different form of bariatric treatment, such as gastric bypass surgery.
Gastric Bypass and Mini Gastric Bypass
The stretching of your stomach may require reshaping and trimming in order for you to continue to lose weight. Through this form of bariatric surgery revision at our Tijuana hospital, the smaller, upper portion of your stomach can be restored to the original gastric bypass anatomy. A re-sized, smaller pouch will help you to once again lose excess weight and keep it off.
Gastric Sleeve Plication
Plication surgery patients who do not benefit from long-term weight loss can find hope with a revisional surgery. Sometimes a sleeve revision may be the right route, although a gastric bypass is often the most suitable procedure to safely achieve a healthy weight.
In all, your revisional procedure will be individualized to your needs, and we will work closely with you determine which approach can provide the greatest benefit. Your revision procedure may involve a different surgical option or technique than you originally received, depending on your health, weight loss goals, and lifestyle.
I'm not sure I can afford another surgery...
at a Lower Cost
Unfortunately, revision procedures can be a great financial burden. These types of surgeries can cost as much as $30,000 or more in the U.S., meaning they are simply too expensive for many patients in need. Fortunately, Tijuana Bariatrics can provide you with a low-cost revision bariatric surgery that is about 20% of the price you can expect to pay in the U.S. We are proud to offer low-cost revision weight loss surgeries of virtually any type. However, it is important to remember your revisional operation may require a different surgical approach than your original procedure.
Achieving Good Results after Revision Surgery
The Tijuana Bariatrics teams in Tijuana and Monterrey understand that candidates for revision treatment might be especially anxious about life after bariatric surgery. While choosing a more appropriate procedure can certainly improve your results, we will also be careful to look at the big picture, providing support so you can establish–and maintain–healthy lifestyle habits. Every individual is unique and we believe your treatment plan should reflect that throughout every stage. Losing weight is a lifelong commitment and a nutritionist and other specialists will be available when you need them most.