Santa Monica Revisional Bariatric Surgery
Weight loss surgery can be an effective tool for individuals that want to lose excessive amounts of weight for health and personal reasons. Success rates for all types of bariatric surgery are high, but not everyone has the same results. In some cases, bariatric patients may seek revision bariatric surgery for a variety of reasons. If you are considering changing your original weight loss procedure and live near Santa Monica, revisional bariatric surgery is available through Danny Shouhed, M.D.
What Is Weight Loss Revision Surgery?
According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, weight loss surgery can help patients lose 60% of their excess weight as soon as six months and up to 77% by 12 months. However, after the first two years, it is more difficult to lose additional weight, and some people will have regain. At five years, patients retain 50% or more of their excess weight loss on average. For those that have significant regain or have much more weight to lose, revisional bariatric surgery may be an option.
Some people may not experience the same level of weight loss as others or may regain a significant amount after a few years. This can occur for various reasons. Like all disease treatments, obesity treatment may be more successful with one person over another. Weight loss revision surgery is used to alter the original bariatric procedure to improve the results for the patient.
Types of Revisional Bariatric Surgeries
Revisional bariatric surgery is common in the weight loss realm. Since bariatric surgeries started in the 1950s, revision surgery has been used to alter or repair the original procedure. There are many different options, from changing the original procedure to another type of bariatric treatment or altering the size of a pouch for better restriction. Some of the revisional bariatric surgery options Dr. Shouhed offers in Santa Monica include:
- Lap band removal
- Lap band revision to sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass
- Gastric bypass candy-cane resection
- Sleeve to gastric bypass
- Sleeve to SIPS/SADI
- Gastric bypass JJ revision
- Gastric bypass pouch revision
Dr. Danny Shouhed has an extremely high success rate and very low complication rate as a bariatric surgeon. If you are considering revising your original bariatric procedure or are experiencing complications from your weight loss surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Shouhed at his office in Santa Monica. He can discuss the options available to achieve the results you desire.