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Revisional Procedures

While no one ever wants to consider the need for corrective surgery, it sometimes becomes necessary after bariatric surgery. There are a variety of reasons that you may find yourself in need of a revision of your prior bariatric procedure.

Many of our "revision "patients are people who had procedures many years ago, back when techniques were not as standardized as they are today. Some procedures that were being done in the 1980's and 1990's are no longer being done anymore due to their failure rate or high rate of long term complications.

If you have had a prior weight loss surgery including stomach stapling, gastric bypass, adjustable gastric band, or others, and you are struggling with any of the following symptoms, a revision may be an option:

  • Chronic nausea and vomiting
  • Severe reflux that may lead to choking at night and freqent bronchitis or pnuemonia
  • Weight gain and unrestricted eating
  • Intolerance to solid, nutritious food, with a diet of junk food or liquids

If you find yourself troubled with any of these conditions after your bariatric surgery, please make an appointment for consultation where we will order appropriate testing to evaluate your unique situation.

Only bariatric surgeons who have performed thousands of cases, understand the complexity of revisional surgery. Therefore, it is important your revision procedure is performed by a surgeon who has the education and bariatric surgical experience. Dr. Robert Marema, is one of the national leaders in performing bariatric revision procedures. Having performed over 9,000 bariatric procedures, he understands the specific issues a bariatric surgical patient may have and how to address them with compassion.

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