Bariatric Revision Surgery

Tijuana, Mexico

After having bariatric surgery, there are some circumstances that might lead you to consider bariatric revision surgery. Revision surgery can be carried out after several different primary procedures and may be chosen to help correct a number of problems or complaints. If you are looking for bariatric revision surgery, VIDA Wellness and Beauty can help you.




What Is Bariatric Revision Surgery?

Revision surgery refers to a surgery in a patient who has had previous gastroesophageal procedure or underwent weight loss surgery.

A revision surgery is a challenge not only for assessing the patient correctly and deciding the best surgical therapy but the technical difficulty of performing the procedure.

Bariatric revision surgery is designed to correct any problems or complications that arise after having a primary bariatric procedure. It can include revision of bariatric procedures such as a gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or lap band. The aim of the surgery is to repair any issues and ensure that the client will get what they want from their bariatric procedure. Issues arising from the primary procedure often require correction through a secondary surgery in order to ensure full health and help clients to reach their weight loss goals.

Why Have Bariatric Revision Surgery?

Bariatric revision surgery may be necessary after an initial bariatric procedure. A number of problems can arise that require the surgery to be revised.

A failed weight loss procedure can be defined as one that has resulted in:

  • Less than 50% loss of the expected weight loss
  • Weight loss followed by partial or total regain
  • An intolerance to normal/solid foods
  • Signs that the overall quality of life is diminishing
  • Additional health issues caused by the procedure

For a number of reasons, a weight loss procedure can fail to allow the patient to reach his or her goals. Whether it is gastric banding, gastric sleeve, vertical gastroplasty (stomach stapling), gastric plication or gastric bypass surgery, a failed procedure is both disappointing and a major health issue.

There are mainly 3 causes for a failed bariatric procedure:

  • Technical
  • Mechanical
  • Adaptaticve

Which Bariatric Surgery Procedures Can Be Corrected?

Revision surgery depends on the original procedure and what the problems is. At VIDA Hospital, our skilled surgical team is able to help with bariatric revision surgery for different bariatric procedures. Gastric sleeve, gastric bypass and lap band are three procedures that we offer, and for which we also provide revision surgery.

  • Gastric band to:
    • Gastric band removal
    • Gastric sleeve
    • Gastric bypass
    • Duodenal Switch
  • Gastric plication to:
    • Revision and replication
    • Gastric sleeve
    • Gastric bypass
    • Duodenal switch
  • Gastric sleeve to:
    • Plication of gastric sleeve
    • Revision and remodeling (re-stapling)
    • SADI (Single anastomosis duodeno-ileal bypass)
    • Duodenal Switch
  • Gastric by pas to:
    • Band over bypass
    • Pouch plication
    • Revision of the stroma
    • Elongation of the limbs(s)

Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Gabriela Rodriguez specializes in General and Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery. She brings to VIDA Wellness and Beauty a wealth of experience in bariatrics. Dr. Rodriguez is a founding associate of the Mexican College of General Surgeons. A world-class bariatric surgeon with double certification in the US and Mexico.

Learn more about Dr. Gabriela Rodríguezhere.

Eligibility for Revision Surgery

VIDA Wellness and Beauty can help a range of people with bariatric revision surgery. Our skilled team can assist those who have already had a primary bariatric procedure, whether it was with us or you had your original surgery elsewhere. If you are experiencing complications from your primary procedure or you are not seeing the results that you had hoped for, you might be a candidate for revision surgery.

Like any surgery, there is a risk of complications, which means it’s important to have a certain level of health for bariatric revision surgery. There may be certain requirements that you need to meet if you want to convert one bariatric procedure into a different one.

The best way to determine your eligibility for bariatric revision surgery is to have a consultation with a doctor. When you choose VIDA Wellness and Beauty, you can enjoy a virtual consultation, which you can complete from the comfort of your own home.


The best procedure is always the one that you have fully studied, researched, understand and you are committed to as a patient. No procedure is complication free or failure free but there are generalities.

Finding the Right Surgeon for the Procedure

When you’re considering bariatric revision surgery, you need to feel assured that you will be in safe hands. It’s important that you know who you should choose for bariatric revision surgery, and what you should be looking for. Bariatric revision surgery should be carried out by a skilled certified bariatric surgeon with experience in similar procedures.

If you have already had bariatric surgery but have experienced complications, you might be wary of finding the right person to carry out the surgery this time around. At VIDA, our skilled and experienced bariatric surgeon, Dr. Gabriela Rodríguez Ruiz and their team are capable of successfully completing bariatric revision surgery of various types. They have decades of experience in the field of bariatric surgery and will ensure that you get the results that you want from your revision surgery.

We offer a balance between excellent service, care and quality, and affordable pricing. To learn more about our surgical team and procedures, you can request a consultation with a caring bariatric surgeon.

How Much Is Bariatric Revision Surgery?

We offer transparent pricing to make it easy for you to see what you pay and what you get for your money. You can find information about our pricing on our pricing page, which gives you clear estimates based on standard pricing. Each revision surgery may have different requirements, meaning that the price can change based on your circumstances and the nature of your procedure. You can receive a more personalized quote after having a consultation with our surgeon.

Our prices for bariatric revision surgery at our Tijuana hospital include all of the medical necessities, including surgeons fees, anesthesiologist fees and anesthesia, and lab work. We can help to arrange everything for your trip, including ground transportation to the hospital and a hotel stay the night before the surgery if needed.

We have financing options available for bariatric surgery procedures at VIDA Wellness and Beauty. These include options from Citerra Finance and United Medical Credit. Several payment options are available too, including direct deposit, VISA and MasterCard.

Why Choose VIDA Wellness and Beauty for Bariatric Revision Surgery?

If you are looking for bariatric revision surgery that you can trust, VIDA Wellness and Beauty can help you. Our experienced and qualified surgeons have many years of experience with bariatric procedures and revision surgery. They and their team are ready to ensure you receive the very best care throughout your time with us. When you need to correct a previous bariatric procedure, you can rely on us to go above and beyond to deliver what you need.

Our hospital in Tijuana, Mexico, is designed to offer you all of the comfort that you require. We have patients who travel from around the world to receive the best treatment from our team. In addition to our state-of-the-art hospital facilities, we also have a Recovery Boutique, which provides private rooms where you can recuperate after your surgery. We even have a stylish dining room to provide you with local Mexican dishes and healthy food, as well as somewhere to relax. As well as round-the-clock nursing care, the Recovery Boutique also has a business center, WiFi, and a common area for relaxation.

The world-class service provided by VIDA Wellness and Beauty is a complete offering that is designed to meet all of your needs. As soon as you are collected by our drive, you are in completely safe hands. We take care of everything for you, with a personal concierge assigned to each patient.

If you are dissatisfied with your primary bariatric procedure or are experiencing complications, don’t leave it too long to do something about it. Our expert team can address issues resulting from gastric sleeve, lap band or gastric bypass surgery and ensure you get the results that you had hoped for. Call  (619) 738-2144 (toll-free) or schedule a free virtual consultation online.