We all enter into a weight loss surgery with the best intentions and certainly with success on our mind. After all, this is probably a decision that was made only after many years of struggling with your weight and maybe trying a variety of diets that just didn't work out. This is often the last attempt for someone to lose weight and get healthy. Certainly a surgery such as this is a big commitment and we all want the greatest success that can come from it.
Unfortunately, in some circumstances, the results from a weight loss surgery are not what we wanted or expected. Perhaps we worked with a doctor that was not up to par with what we needed or we did not lose the weight we should have lost or expected to lose even if we have been following the appropriate diet and doing everything we should be doing. Or obesity-related conditions have not been resolved by weight loss surgery. In other cases, there may have been complications that arose from our surgery and it wound up not being the surgery that we wanted or expected.
In these cases, revisional surgery could be in our sights. This is the name of a surgery that is done to fix prior weight loss surgeries. Ultimately, reaching your weight loss goals – and an overall level of good health – is the most important focus.
Some weight loss surgeons offer revisional surgery options that will allow you to address past surgeries and help you reach your weight loss goals. It's important to remember, however, that weight loss is often slower with the second weight loss surgery so expectations should be managed. But in many cases, having expert revisional surgery will allow you to reach those goals that you originally had in sight, as well as rid yourself of those obesity-related conditions that you may have not been able to address previously.
One of the most experienced weight loss surgeons in the country – Dr. Nick Nicholson – along with a full staff of surgeons, nurses and other experienced clinicians, help patients reverse obesity with LAP-BAND, Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy and Revisions.