Most patients do not have any significant issues with bariatric surgical procedures. However, if you experience considerable weight gain despite a previous gastric surgery, a revision treatment for weight loss in Mexico can correct this.
In other cases, patients that have experienced bariatric procedures in their lifetime may be struggling with either considerable weight gain or they might not seem to be loosing the weight they were expected to lose.
To learn more about your options, we encourage you to contact us to share your weight loss experience with us.
What may have gone wrong
Gastric bypass surgery results in significant changes in your digestive system. Your stomach is divided into two pouches to reduce volume. To reduce the absorption of minerals and nutrients, the surgery reroutes your small intestine. Instead of food going from the stomach to the duodenum, the first part of the small intestine; the smaller stomach is now directly connected to the jejunum.
Most patients that have gastric bypass surgery experience no complications. In fact, many enjoy drastic weight loss and dramatic improvements in their health. It is a popular, safe, and effective option for drastic weight loss when conventional diet and exercise is nearly not enough. Gastric bypass surgery can also help with other obesity-related illnesses and complications, such as type II diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, and sleep apnea.
However, some patients unfortunately regain their lost weight. And this may happen even though the patient maintains a healthy diet, a solid fitness regimen, and keep up with their supplements.
At this point, we look at what went wrong. We rule out diet and exercise routine. From there we look at what might have gone wrong post-surgery. Is there stretching in the stomach pouch? Issues with the stoma (the opening to the small intestine)?
The best way to determine what went wrong and for us to find the best solution to help you overcome this is to communicate with you. We will be happy to provide you with information about revision treatment options and to help you reach your goal.
Revision Surgery Process
We first discuss what previous procedure(s) you may have had. This is our opportunity to learn about what might have went wrong after the original procedure(s). In addition, we also gather information about your weight loss and overall health goals.
During the initial consultation, we will do a body mass index (BMI) analysis to see what treatment(s) you may be a good candidate for. This will let us know where you are at in your progress towards reaching your ideal weight. Also, we may request your previous medical records for further analysis on your previous procedure(s). The medical records request is not mandatory; we will only ask you to provide it if the records are available.
Before your surgery, we will do an endoscopy. During the endoscopy, we do a full assessment of your digestive system. This will help us learn how the previous surgery was completed and the resulting state of your stomach and intestinal system. It might also give us clues as to why you are unable to reach your ideal weight. This step ultimately decides the revision treatment path.
Treatment options for a revision surgery are mostly the mini gastric bypass or the gastric sleeve. In some cases, patients may require the Roux-en-Y, which is better known as the standard gastric bypass surgery.
Contact us today
Your personal post-gastric surgery experiences will determine the best gastric bypass and weight loss revision option for you in Mexico. For pricing information and candidacy, we encourage you to contact us for consultation.