When should I consider revision surgery?
Gastric band and balloon:
Both the lap band and the balloon are less and less used since up to 30-50% of patients fail to reach or sustain the desired weight, these are some of the reasons why gastric sleeve and gastric bypass became the gold standard to achieve sustained weight loss.
There are multiple factors by which weight can be regain such as lack or inadequate medical, nutritional and psychological postoperative follow-up, depression, anxiety, pregnancy, stress, sudden changes in the rhythm of life or work, etc. So a revision surgery may be a suitable second chance for you.
Although the symptoms are minimal after choosing the correct primary surgery, there is a small percentage of patients who can develop acid reflux symptoms that do not yield to drug treatment, and revision surgery becomes an excellent option to solve this problem.
Difficult control of metabolic diseases:
When the first procedure has not been sufficient to adequately control or cure a condition such as diabetes or high blood pressure, revision surgery is an option that should be consider according to your particular clinical case. Revision surgery, in these cases, may be the solution to get rid of several or all of your medications.