There are potential complications (short-term and long-term) with each of the different operations that may require another operation at some point. It is important that these operations are performed by an experienced bariatric surgeon at a facility that can handle the challenge of these cases to minimize the risk of complications.
Revisions are operations to an existing bariatric operation to "fix" some issue or problem with the original operation. These operations may be needed for issues such as abdominal pain, gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), chronic diarrhea, poor hunger control, malnutrition, or weight regain.
Conversions are operations done to change one operation type to a different type. An example might be converting an adjustable gastric band to a gastric sleeve or a gastric bypass. Conversions may be done to deal with a problem with the original operation or for weight regain.
If you have previously had bariatric surgery and are now experiencing weight regain or complications, our surgeons will discuss your options with you.