Get Back In Control

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 and Dr. Foreman are experienced bariatric surgeons who believe patients may reach their health goals by performing revisional surgery. The doctors create 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 and Dr. Foreman, 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.

Gastric Bypass Pouch Reduction with OverStitch™

The OverStitch™ procedure is an innovative and non-surgical solution to resize the stomach pouch and its connection with the intestine. During the OverStitch™ 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.

Gastric Sleeve Revision Surgery

The gastric sleeve is meant to be a long term weight loss solution, but weight regain can occur if the patient has difficulty following the proper dietary and lifestyle changes. Overeating can stretch out the gastric pouch and lead to weight regain. At Alabama Surgical Associates, we offer multiple revision options to help patients get back on track. These include endoscopic sleeve reduction with the OverStitch™, surgical sleeve reduction or conversion to a gastric bypass.

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Sleeve to Duodenal Switch

One option for sleeve revision is the duodenal switch procedure. Duodenal switch and gastric sleeve procedures both reduce the size of the stomach, but the duodenal switch also changes the way the body absorbs nutrients to maximize potential weight loss.

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 or Dr. Foreman.

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 and Dr. Foreman have 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.