Bariatric revision surgery can refer to a number of weight-loss procedures performed on patients who underwent previous weight-loss surgery and who either experienced complications or did not lose a significant amount of weight as a result of the initial surgery. At Qunomedical we partner with the most experienced surgeons around the world. These specialists perform bariatric revision surgery for up to 80% less than the average cost in the UK, US and Australia.
The cost of the treatment depends on the type of surgery being performed and on the complexity of the procedure. After examining your medical history the specialist will provide you with a treatment plan and price quote. You’ll be able to choose from a variety of surgeons, many of whom attained their medical qualifications from UK and US medical schools, have won awards, and are members of prestigious associations.
How Does Bariatric Revision Surgery Work?
When an initial weight-loss surgery fails to produce significant results because it wasn’t performed correctly or wasn’t the right treatment for the patient there are several different weight-loss surgery options available to patients. The most common types of bariatric revision surgery are: gastric band surgery, in which an inflatable silicone device is placed around the top of the stomach; Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, in which part of the stomach is closed off and attached to a part of the small intestine called the jejunum; gastric sleeve surgery, in which a patient’s stomach is reduced to 15% to 25% of its original size. In order to lose weight and keep it off patients must be prepared to make drastic changes to their lifestyle following the surgery, such as eating several small meals a day and getting regular exercise. As there are still risks associated with these surgeries, they are only recommended for patients who are morbidly obese with a BMI of 40 or higher and haven’t seen results from diet and exercise, as well as those with a BMI of 35-40 who have health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea or osteoarthritis.