Obesity is an aesthetic problem, which can quickly turn into a medical problem. It usually occurs due to genetics, medical history and lifestyle choices. While more people are opting for weight-loss surgeries, there’s also a growing number of cases that have experienced complications and unsatisfactory results. Therefore, consultation with a bariatric surgeon is essential to assess the treatment options.
To assess the need for revisional bariatric surgery, doctors may have to determine the outcomes that the previous surgery have failed to deliver. Then, the doctor may perform a physical examination and ask for medical history.
Also, the doctor may recommend additional tests such as ultrasound, blood test and X-ray to rule out complications from the previous surgery. It will help them choose the best possible treatment for their obesity.
Patients who had bariatric surgery often suffer from diarrhoea and several nutritional deficiencies. In most cases, these complications require surgical treatment. In revisional bariatric surgery, the surgeon has to modify and repair an earlier bariatric operation.
For the procedure, the surgeon can utilize various radiologic and endoscopic tools to improve the outcome and reverse the ill effects of prior operations. Revisional bariatric surgery is more complex and must be performed by a skilled and experienced bariatric surgeon.