Revisions of previous failed or inadequate weight loss procedures are complex procedures often with a higher complication rate and lower weight loss results compared with the same procedure performed for the first time.
Several revision procedures can be performed using the laparoscopic approach and the most common reasons for patients to seek a revision are:
Common revisions are performed as follows:
Obtaining accurate information about existing anatomy and the road map to conversion to a desired procedure is the key for a successful revision and keeping the complication rates low. A decision to perform a revision should not be undertaken lightly. At AIBL, our surgeon performs all of the required tests such as an upper GI study, endoscopy, review of old operative records etc in order to choose the right revision procedure for each patient.