Insufficient Weight Loss, Weight Regain, or Unresolved/Return of Medical Conditions
While most people have success following weight loss surgery, a small group of people may require additional intervention, and possibly additional surgery, to help them reach their goal. The first step is a comprehensive evaluation of your anatomy and a detailed nutritional and behavioral assessment to identify a possible cause. Depending on your original procedure, we may recommend a conversion to another weight loss procedure or corrective surgery.
Complications that Require Corrective Treatment
In some cases, a corrective procedure may be necessary to control or close a leak, fix an obstruction, repair an ulcer, or control bleeding. These conditions are rare but can occur in a small percentage of patients.
Revision Surgery Following Lap-Band Surgery
People who underwent lap band surgery in the past and are now experiencing chronic complications related to the band or the port maybe require medical or surgical intervention. Reversing the procedure by removing the band is one option. Converting to a different weight loss procedure is another option. We will review your individual condition and recommend the surgical option that's best for you.