Revision bariatric surgery – sometimes known as revisional surgery - refers to a weight loss treatment that follows a previous weight loss surgery that did not lead to the desired level of success.
Why do we offer revision surgery?
Often when someone chooses to have bariatric surgery, and follows the after-surgery plan, they lose a significant amount of weight and they maintain this weight loss. However, treating obesity is similar to treating other diseases so the reality is that one treatment is not always enough. Sometimes a weight loss procedure will not lead to as much weight loss as the surgeon and patient hope for. In other situations, a patient will lose the weight but later regains some or all of that weight. If this has happened to you, you should not feel ashamed or consider this a personal failure. On the contrary, this is the time to contact an expert in revisional treatment.
Our experience with revision surgery
At Obesity Clinic Queensland, lead by Dr Daoud, who is one of the most experienced bariatric surgeons in Australia. He is the foremost specialist in revisional weight loss surgery. Our program helps patients from different bariatric surgery practices from all over the country. Because of our large experience in caring for these patients who have regained weight, we have carefully crafted a pre-operative and post-operative program that works to ensure long-term success. Our comprehensive program is the difference between learning to live with a failed treatment, and finding ultimate success in a different procedure and aftercare program.
Is revision an option for me?
No matter what bariatric procedure you tried the first time, or what surgeon you worked with, we are happy to talk with you and help you understand your options for revisional treatment. Sometimes a weight loss surgery fails because it wasn’t done correctly. In other cases, it was not the best treatment for the patient and sometimes we will never know why the treatment did not work. Whatever the case, it is perfectly reasonable for anyone who tried one treatment without success, to have the chance to try a different obesity treatment. Every case is different, so we’ll work with you to evaluate your medical history, reasons for weight regain, lifestyle, and treatment preference.
If you have regained weight after bariatric surgery or the weight loss balloon, please get in touch with us and hear about your options for finding the weight loss, health, and energy you’re looking for.