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 Junomedical 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.