This is a common scenario after initial surgery, and there are a few reasons why. Most patients’ condition requires only a single operation to accomplish the desired weight loss. But there are cases in which one bariatric weight loss surgery does not achieve the goals set initially: maybe the already lost weight has been in a lesser quantity than originally desired, maybe some circumstances became a difficulty for a patient’s will to modify some eating habits, some may still be having comorbidities and in some cases there could even exist medical complications from a previous weight loss surgical procedure. Dr. Alberto Aceves is one of the top bariatric weight loss surgeons in Mexico and is able to offer different quality treatments to first-time weight loss surgery patients as well as for those who had been previously through these kinds of procedures, offering the best possible alternative as a solution to achieve a desired weight for a lifetime.
Risks and results of Revision Weight Loss Surgery
Undergoing Revision Weight Loss Surgery is a very important decision in which risks and benefits are brought into the light for consideration. Revision surgery implies higher risks than the ones taken in a first time procedure, and these are some reasons why:
-Operation time for Revision weight loss surgery is longer
– There are frequent unnecessary incisions…
– … which, in turn, produces a larger blood loss
– Infections and leakage happens frequently. Leak rates increase because of changes regarding the blood flow towards the stomach due to a previous weight loss surgery
But also Revision surgery is far more predictable according to medical conditions treatment, not on weight loss itself. Weight loss decreases after Revision surgery. This is caused by metabolic adjustments happening after first time surgery. Patients with slower metabolism (also known as “metabolically obstinate”) usually underachieve after first-time surgery.
Because of the particular needs and biology of every single patient requiring Revision Weight Loss Surgery, each of these procedures is planned on a personalized basis to meet unique desired conditions.