Bariatric surgery revision refers to any procedures that are performed after the initial weight loss surgery. They are more complicated surgeries that typically carry higher risk and offer less reward. In some situations, they offer patients a second chance at weight loss and can be lifesaving. Other times, they are overly risky and offer little advantage.
In this video, Dr. Matthew Weiner explains that revisions depend on the initial surgery. A patient who has had a gastric bypass procedure has completely different revision options compared to a patient who underwent a lap band procedure. The initial surgery results in the formation of scar tissue which makes the revision surgery more difficult and the surgeon can only modify existing anatomy which often limits the available options.
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