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What is Revision Surgery? Medical Weight Loss Options

If you have previously had weight loss surgery but have put on weight or were disappointed with the results, revision surgery enables patients to give it another go. Because of your previous surgery your options may be limited, but we have found it is always best to explore what your options are, especially when it comes to your health. This is why our patient advisors are specially trained to provide the necessary information on all things medical weight loss for everyone that calls in.

One of the most common forms of revision surgery is gastric sleeve to gastric bypass. This usually occurs because a patient has not been able to maintain weight loss after a certain number of years. It is important to note that a ‘resleeve’ may also be an option, but due to anatomical complications reverting from a gastric bypass to sleeve is not. Ultimately, suitability for revision surgery will be assessed by the bariatric consultant surgeon.

The Gastric Bypass Explored

The gastric bypass is commonly referred to as the ‘gold standard’ of bariatric surgery. Developed in the 1960s, this form of weight loss surgery has been adopted around the world. It is good to think of the bypass as a restructuring of the stomach, one that significantly reduces the amount of food that you are able to consume at any one time. This new stomach is referred to as a pouch, whilst your body is still able to benefit from the natural digestive juices of your original stomach.

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Ask an Expert About Revision Surgery

Speak to a specialist to day in order to discuss the possibility of revision surgery with the expert care team at Allure Weightloss. Call 0345 512 0094 or email info@allureweightloss.com. Alternatively, fill out our enquiry form and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.

Allure Weightloss is a CQC registered provider of bariatric surgery in the UK.

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