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Revisional Bariatric Surgery

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Revisional Bariatric Surgery services offered in Thousand Oaks, Oxnard and Woodland Hills, CA

Revisional bariatric surgery can resolve surgical problems while improving health issues like Type 2 diabetes. At University Bariatrics, with offices in Thousand Oaks, Oxnard, and Woodland Hills, California, experienced physician Amir Mehran, MD, offers revisional bariatric surgery, including Lap-Band® revision and sleeve gastrectomy
revisions. Learn more by calling the nearest office or clicking the online booking link now. 


What is revisional bariatric surgery?

Revisional bariatric surgery is a procedure performed to address unsatisfactory results (too little weight loss) from an initial surgery or problems related to the original surgery. At University Bariatrics, the highly experienced specialists have a proven track record of excellent results with revisional bariatric surgery, including: 

  • Lap-Band® revision: Removal alone or with sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass
  • Vertical banded gastroplasty reversal
  • Vertical sleeve gastrectomy revision with re-sleeve gastrectomy or conversion to gastric bypass

It’s rare to need a complete reversal of a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, but the skilled University Bariatrics surgeons can also perform this type of revision where needed. 

When might I need revisional bariatric surgery?

You might need revisional bariatric surgery if you experience issues such as: 

  • Lack of weight loss after original surgery
  • Stretching of surgical areas
  • Lap-Band complications or a high risk of complications
  • Unexpected surgical complications
  • Worsening of Type 2 diabetes or other health issues

In many cases, a few factors come into play when deciding whether revisional bariatric surgery is right for you. Your University Bariatrics provider can explain all of your options so you can make the right decision for your situation.

Do I have to see my original surgeon for revisional bariatric surgery?

You don’t have to return to your original surgeon for revisional bariatric surgery. University Bariatrics welcomes patients from many different places, and they deal with several bariatric surgery problems successfully. 

No matter where you had your surgery originally, the skilled surgeons are here to help you get the results you need safely. 

What happens after revisional bariatric surgery?

The surgeons at University Bariatrics commonly use a minimally invasive “keyhole” technique with small incisions for revisional procedures, reducing surgical risks and encouraging faster recovery. 

After surgery, most patients rest in recovery for a while before returning home that day. In some cases, you may need to spend a night or two in the hospital. 

Your University Bariatrics surgeon provides complete instructions about your diet and lifestyle following surgery. Adhering to these instructions closely is the best way to get excellent long-term results from your revisional bariatric surgery. 

What are the long-term results of revisional bariatric surgery?

The primary goal of bariatric revisional surgery is resolving the issues with the original surgery and improving health problems like Type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, and high blood pressure. Ultimately, resolving these issues can help you to lose a considerable amount of weight as well. 

To learn more about revisional bariatric surgery, call the nearest University Bariatrics office or book your appointment online now.