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Jan 25

Revision bariatric surgery

surgeryMost patients have heard terms like “bariatric surgery,” “weight loss surgery,” “gastric bypass surgery” or “gastric sleeve surgery.” Occasionally, they may come across the words, “revision surgery,” and wonder what the expression means. Revision surgery refers to any surgical procedure that is performed to reverse or correct a previous operation. Revision bariatric surgery is performed on patients who have had a form of weight loss surgery in the past, and have either had complications or have not achieved significant weight loss results from the initial surgery.

Revision surgery following weight loss surgery procedures is uncommon, but it does occur, especially in cases where older technologies like the gastric lap band were used. You can read about these procedures in our past article, “What is Revision Surgery?

Have you or a loved one struggled with obesity, failing on first-line measures like diet and exercise programs? Bariatric surgery may be one of the options open to you. Our office can help you understand those options. To contact us, please use Contact Dr Birkedal or phone us at (386) 210-9794. Our offices, located in Daytona, New Smyrna and Palm coast are all part of the AdventHealth Medical Group.

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