Bariatric surgery is successful tool for combating obesity and weight gain. However, some patients may need a secondary , or revisionary, procedure.
Is Revision or Failed Weight Loss Surgery Right for Me?
There are several reasons that a patient may need revision surgery:
- Inadequate weight loss.
- Weight regain.
- Persistent comorbid health conditions.
- Complications after weight loss surgery.
Advantages of Revision or Failed Weight Loss Surgery
Dr Dolan specialises in revision weight loss surgeries, but there are increased risks associated with secondary surgery. So patients will need to carefully consider whether it is the right option for them.
Factors that may complicate revision surgery include:
- Extended surgery
- Blood loss
- The need for open surgery, instead of the less invasive laparoscopic approach
- increased risk of infection and leaking
What is involved in Revisionary Weight Loss Surgery?
The secondary procedure will depend on the specific needs and health problems of the patient.
Dr Dolan will discuss potential treatments with the patient and help them decide the surgical approach best suited to their circumstances.
Preparing for Revisionary Weight Loss Surgery
Preparations for surgery will depend on the exact surgery needed. Dr Dolan will go over specific instructions, but generally patients will need to:
- Avoid eating after midnight, the day before surgery
- Ask a friend or family member to be at the hospital for support and comfort
What to Expect After Revisionary Weight Loss Surgery
Postoperative procedures and instructions will vary depending on the surgery. Most patients will need to take time off work and prepare for two weeks of rest. Typically patients should also expect to return to a post-gastric surgery diet of liquids for two weeks and pureed foods for two weeks.
Generally weight loss will be less after revision surgery compared to primary surgical procedures.
Dr Dolan will discuss the specifics of postoperative care with every patient.
What are the Cost and Funding Options For Revisionary Weight Loss Surgery?
There are a number of payment options available for patients depending on the surgery procedure, their financial circumstances and insurance status. Dr Dolan will be able to provide a more detailed quote after consultation.
Our surgery also offers payment plans for patients.