Do I Qualify for Bariatric Revision Surgery?

You’ve probably been asking yourself, What is bariatric revision surgery? Is it possible for me to have an additional weight loss surgery if I’ve already had bariatric surgery? Am I a good candidate for revision surgery? 

Revision surgery may be suitable for people who experience problems with the original version of the surgery.

What Is Bariatric Revision Surgery?

Bariatric revision surgery is a technique that corrects or helps improve previous weight reduction surgery. Revision surgery is performed on a patient who has previously undergone any type of bariatric procedure, gastric or esophageal surgery.

Revision surgery is difficult not only because of the technical difficulty of performing the procedure but also because of the difficulty of correctly assessing the patient and deciding on the best surgical therapy.

Revision bariatric surgery is intended to address any issues or complications that arise after a primary bariatric procedure. Revision of bariatric procedures such as the gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or lap band is one example. The surgery’s goal is to correct any problems and ensure that the client receives the results they desire from their bariatric procedure. Issues arising from the primary procedure frequently necessitate secondary surgery to ensure a full recovery.

Is Bariatric Revision the Same as the Original Surgery?

The chances of complications are higher than on a patient who has never had surgery before, and the recovery time is the same.

Which Bariatric Surgeries Can be Corrected?

Bariatric Revision Surgery is determined by the original procedure and the nature of the issues. Our skilled surgical team at VIDA Wellness and Beauty can assist with bariatric Revision Surgery for a variety of procedures. We offer the following procedures: gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, plication, mini gastric, and duodenal switch, all of which include revision surgery.

Should I Have Bariatric Revision Surgery?

Following an initial bariatric procedure, bariatric revision surgery may be required. A variety of issues may arise, necessitating a revision of the surgery. A failed weight loss procedure is one that has resulted in the following:

  • Less than half of the anticipated weight loss
  • Weight loss followed by regaining some or all of it
  • An intolerance to normal/solid foods
  • Acid reflux is a frequent side effect following bariatric surgery. It may be uncomfortable, and even though acid reflux is a typical symptom that many people experience, it can get worse following bariatric surgery. This can be fixed with revision surgery.
  • Feeling satisfied and full after eating is essential to successful weight loss. However, some people could notice that they don’t experience the expected level of restriction or not restriction at all.
  • Evidence that the overall quality of life is deteriorating
  • Additional health problems as a result of the procedure
  • Incisional hernias occur when the muscles in the abdomen do not fully heal after surgery, causing a bulge or protrusion at the incision site.  Inguinal hernias occur when a portion of the intestine or abdominal tissue protrudes through a weakened area in the groin. Treatment for hernias after bariatric surgery typically involves surgery to repair the hernia.

A weight loss procedure may fail to allow the patient to reach their goals for a variety of reasons. A failed procedure, whether it is gastric banding, gastric sleeve, vertical gastroplasty (stomach stapling), gastric plication, or gastric bypass surgery, is both disappointing and upsetting.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Bariatric Revision Surgery?

Suppose you’ve undergone bariatric surgery in the past but are still struggling with your objectives. In that case, People who had complications with the first version of the operation may benefit from revision surgery. we can assist if you’re having issues. We provide revision weight reduction surgery for the following condition

  • Weight increase following surgery
  • Gastric pouch enlargement
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Syndrome (GERD)

Who Is Not an Acceptable Candidate for Bariatric Revision Surgery?

  • Your weight gain is unrelated to a pouch and outlet enlargement.
  • You’re no longer dedicated to your weight-loss goals.
  • You have not had any type of Bariatric Surgery before.

What Happens After Bariatric Revision Surgery?

The recovery time and procedure for the revision surgery are the same as for the initial operation.

VIDA Bariatrics provides innovative bariatric treatments in a modern, accredited facility that complies with the same rigorous requirements as facilities in the United States. VIDA Bariatrics can assist you if you are seeking reliable bariatric revision surgery.

Our qualified and experienced doctors have extensive expertise in bariatric operations and revision surgery. They and their staff are prepared to provide you with the finest possible care throughout your stay with us.

When it comes to correcting a previous bariatric operation, you can count on us to go above and beyond. Our hospital in Tijuana, Mexico, is intended to provide you with all of the necessary comforts. Patients come from all over the world to obtain the best care from our staff. In addition to our cutting-edge hospital facilities, we provide a Recovery Boutique.


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.