Revisional Bariatric Surgery

UW Health surgeons at University Hospital perform revisional bariatric surgery to modify an existing bariatric surgery when the results are not sufficient or complications have occurred.

 

When is revisional bariatric surgery necessary?

 

Although bariatric surgery is typically an effective tool for weight loss, some patients may need revisional surgeries performed when weight loss either does not occur or slows down before results are achieved. The patient and their surgical weight management team will discuss whether revisional bariatric surgery is the right choice.

 

Complications from Previous Surgery

 

In addition, a revisional bariatric surgery can correct complications with a previous bariatric surgery, including:

  • Gastric band slippage
  • Staple leakage
  • Gastric erosion from the band
  • Pouch dialation
  • Surgical wound infection