Bariatric Revision Surgery, often performed in Mexico, is a second gastrointestinal surgery on the gastric pouch. This weight loss procedure aims to correct or to change a previous bariatric surgery. If a previous gastric bypass surgery fails to produce adequate amount of weight loss, or if there are unpleasant complications. A revision can be performed to give the patient desirable results.
Most bariatric surgeons in other countries won’t consider revision weight loss surgeries because of the risk and experience required. In Mexico however, most surgeons have been practicing long term weight loss surgeries for years before their U.S. and Canadian. This allows them to mentor other bariatric surgeons on revision bariatric surgeries and regained weight.
Types of Revision Procedures in Mexico
- Gastric Bypass Revision Surgery – If an RNY(roux en y) gastric bypass fails to produce desirable weight loss. Gastric band or revision to the gastric bypass is an option.
- Gastric Banding Revision Surgery – A very common revision surgery, gastric banding is the most straightforward revision surgery. This weight loss goal is to remove the band and the progression into another surgery type. Most candidates for gastric banding revision opt to go with gastric sleeve surgery. As more and more, surgeons see the limitations of gastric banding (lap-band), they prefer gastric sleeve.
- Gastric Sleeve Gastrectomy Revision Surgery – If gastric sleeve surgery fails to produce weight loss. Many patients choose to go with gastric bypass or duodenal switch. This is because of the superior weight loss that can be used to tackle their massive weight gain.
- Gastric Sleeve Plication Revision – Gastric Plication is a reversible surgery. Weight Loss Surgery Experts are experienced at undoing the sutures and can convert that to permanent gastric sleeve surgery.
- Revisional surgery of failed Vertical-Banded Gastroplasty to Gastric Sleeve
Copyright © 2020 Weight Loss Surgery Experts. All Rights Reserved. Weight Loss Surgery Experts is a medical tourism facilitator, and not a healthcare provider. This site is intended for educational purposes only. Individual results may vary. The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA.