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Surgery Revisions

Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery & Bariatric & General Surgery, GERD/Reflux Specialist located in Las Vegas, NV

Surgery Revisions

Surgery Revisions services offered in Las Vegas, NV

Revisional surgery refers to procedures that modify prior weight-loss surgeries, also called bariatric surgeries. At Slim Vegas Bariatrics & General Surgery in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jon Williams, MD, specializes in revisional surgery. Dr. Williams takes a patient-centered approach to care and conducts a thorough evaluation before making any specific surgical recommendations. To find out more about revisional surgery and how it might benefit you, call or schedule a consultation with Dr. Williams online today.

Surgery Revisions Q&A

What is revisional surgery?

Revisional surgery repairs or changes a previous bariatric surgery. Bariatric surgery includes procedures that help with weight loss. This might include surgeries that remove part of your stomach, so you feel full faster and eat less. 

Dr. Williams at Slim Vegas Bariatrics & General Surgery specializes in bariatric surgery and performs revisional surgery when appropriate. 

Am I a candidate for revisional surgery?

Dr. Williams determines if you’re a candidate for revisional surgery after a consultation. Dr. Williams takes a patient-centered approach to care and asks detailed questions at your initial consultation to get a full picture of your health concerns and goals.

He may consider you a candidate for revisional surgery if you have a history of bariatric surgery and your surgical site needs repairing. Or if you need a modification of your original surgery because you’re not getting the results you expected. 

Dr. Williams may also perform revisional surgery for patients who’ve developed complications following their bariatric surgery, like gastric ulcers. 

What happens during revisional surgery?

Dr. Williams customizes each and every revisional surgery plan and discusses at length the type of procedure you need and why. He wants to ensure you fully understand the surgery so you can make the most informed decision on how you want to proceed. 

The specifics of your surgery depend on your original bariatric procedure and the related issues. Dr. Williams may remove a Lap-Band® or correct previous bariatric surgeries to improve results. He also performs transoral outlet reduction (TORe) for gastric bypass patients who’ve regained weight.

When performing any type of surgery, Dr. Williams tries to use minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery to reduce incision sizes, scarring, and post-surgical recovery time. Revisional surgery is a major procedure, and you may need to spend a night or two at the hospital afterward.

How long is recovery following revisional surgery?

Recovery following revisional surgery depends on the type of surgery you need and the approach Dr. Williams uses. Some people resume their usual activities within a few days, others within a few weeks.

You may also need to modify your diet following your revisional surgery to ensure proper healing and prevent complications. Dr. Williams reviews these details at your pre-surgical consultation.

Are you concerned about your prior bariatric surgery? Schedule a revisional surgery consultation at Slim Vegas Bariatrics & General Surgery today by calling or booking an appointment online.