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Sometimes another weight loss surgery can help a patient who has experienced less than optimal results or has regained weight after their first surgery.

Revision weight loss surgery is the term used for a surgical weight loss procedure that is performed after prior weight loss surgery. Patients who have not attained their goals with the first procedure, or have complications from surgery, may be helped through revision surgery.

Dr. Doucette is an experienced bariatric surgeon who believes patients may reach their health goals by performing revisional surgery. He creates a personalized solution to each patient’s needs by choosing from a number of revision surgery options.

Adjustable Gastric Band Revision Surgery

A gastric band patient may seek help if they haven’t lost a satisfactory amount of weight, are gaining weight, or experiencing complications with their band. During a consultation with Dr. Doucette, the patient’s needs and issues will be identified and a sleeve or bypass revision option may be recommended.

Band to Sleeve

One option for band revision surgery is to remove the band and then perform a vertical sleeve gastrectomy procedure. The gastric sleeve surgery reduces the size of the stomach to promote effective weight loss.

Band to Bypass

Another option for band revision surgery is to remove the band and perform a gastric bypass. The gastric bypass procedure also reduces the size of the stomach and additionally, a portion of the small intestine is bypassed, resulting in long-term weight loss.

Endoscopic Gastric Bypass Revision

The Endoscopic Gastric Bypass Revision procedure, also known as Transoral Gastric Outlet Reduction (or TORe), is an innovative and non-surgical solution to resize the stomach pouch and its connection with the intestine. During the procedure, the patient is put under anesthesia and the surgeon uses an endoscope to stitch the stomach pouch to reduce its size. The procedure is minimally invasive and leaves no visible scars.

Planning Your Endoscopic Bypass Revision Procedure

Covered by Insurance: No
Financing Available: Yes
Self Pay Cost: $5,995
Minimally Invasive: Yes
Non-Surgical: Yes
Avg. Procedure Time: 30 minutes
Typical Hospital Stay: Out-Patient
Typical Recovery Time: 24 to 48 hours

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Am I a Candidate for Revision?

If you had bariatric surgery and you are experiencing weight regain or other symptoms you may be a candidate for revision surgery. The best way to determine your options is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Doucette.

In order to have lasting results, all patients who are considering revisional surgery should be dedicated to healthy eating and regular physical activity.

Learn More About Revision Surgery

Dr. Doucette has the experience and knowledge to determine if revisional surgery is an option for you. Call us at (256) 880-1977 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation.