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Dr Hernan Fraga – Bariatric Surgeon

Bariatric Revision Surgery

Effective and safe solution to improve your health

8 +
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Bariatric revision surgery

Bariatric revision surgery has become an increasingly considered option for those facing challenges after prior bariatric surgery.

In this context, Dr. Hernán Fraga, a prominent certified bariatric surgeon in Monterrey, offers his expertise to those seeking effective and safe solutions to improve their health and quality of life after unsatisfactory results or complications from previous procedures.

after prior bariatric surgery

What is Bariatric Revision Surgery?

Revision surgery is not only a physical correction.

Bariatric revision surgery is a procedure performed to modify or repair a previous bariatric surgery. This intervention is considered when the results of an initial operation, such as gastric sleeve or gastric bypass, have not been effective, or complications have arisen.

Revision surgery is not only a physical correction but also represents a restart on the journey toward weight loss and a healthy life.

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Reasons for Bariatric Revision Surgery

There are multiple reasons why a patient may need bariatric revision surgery. Among the most common are:

Insufficient Weight Loss or Weight Regain

Some patients fail to lose the expected weight after their initial surgery or experience significant weight regain over time. Revision surgery can adjust the original procedure to help achieve and maintain long-term weight goals.

Postoperative Complications

Complications such as gastric band slippage, stomach dilation, or issues with surgical connections may require additional intervention.

Nutritional or Gastrointestinal Issues

Difficulties like severe nutrient malabsorption or persistent gastrointestinal problems can be resolved or alleviated through revision surgery.

Revision of Specific Procedures

Depending on the type of initial surgery (gastric sleeve or gastric bypass), specific revision needs may arise. For instance, in some cases of gastric sleeve, the patient may require conversion to gastric bypass for better results.

In each case, Dr. Hernán Fraga individually assesses patients to determine the best revision strategy, ensuring that the revision procedure is personalized to address the specific needs and goals of each patient.

Bariatric revision surgery can take different forms, depending on the original operation and the specific needs of the patient:

Sleeve Gastrectomy Revision

In cases where the gastric sleeve has not been effective, revision surgery may involve further reduction of stomach size or, in some cases, converting the gastric sleeve to gastric bypass to enhance weight loss.

Gastric Bypass Revision

If the original gastric bypass has caused complications or insufficient weight loss, the revision may include adjusting the size of the stomach pouch or the length of the bypassed intestine.

Each of these revision procedures comes with its considerations and risks. Dr. Hernán Fraga carefully evaluates each patient to determine the most suitable type of revision, using his experience and knowledge to maximize the safety and effectiveness of the procedure.

Bariatric revision surgery

Treatment of Bariatric Complications

Bariatric revision surgery not only focuses on improving weight loss outcomes but also on treating complications that may arise after previous bariatric surgery. These complications may include nutritional problems, dumping syndrome, ulcers, intestinal obstructions, or hernias. Treating these complications is crucial for the long-term health of the patient and requires a specialized surgical approach.

Bariatric revision surgery

Treats complications beyond weight loss deficiency.

The Bariatric Revision Surgery Process

The bariatric revision surgery process begins with a comprehensive assessment of the patient's medical history and the results of previous bariatric surgery. This evaluation includes:

Initial Consultation

Assessment of current health status, weight loss history, diet, exercise, and any symptoms or complications.

Diagnostic Exams

These may include endoscopies, imaging studies, and laboratory tests to understand the anatomy and functioning of the stomach and intestines post-surgery.

Procedure Planning

Based on this evaluation, Dr. Hernán Fraga develops a personalized surgical plan, considering specific goals and health needs of the patient.

Postoperative Recovery and Follow-up

Recovery from revision surgery can vary depending on the type of procedure performed. Dr. Fraga and his team offer detailed follow-up to ensure optimal recovery, including nutritional support, guidance on lifestyle changes, and monitoring of weight loss and overall health.

The goal of this process is not only to correct issues arising from previous surgery but also to put the patient on the path to sustained success in their health and well-being.

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Experience in Revision Surgery

Dr. Hernán Fraga, a certified and renowned bariatric surgeon in Monterrey, has extensive experience in bariatric revision surgeries. His approach focuses on comprehensively understanding and addressing the unique needs of each patient who has experienced unsatisfactory results or complications after previous bariatric surgery. His methodology, based on meticulous evaluation and a personalized approach, allows him to tailor each revision surgery to maximize safety and effectiveness, ensuring the best possible outcomes for his patients.

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Patient Testimonials

Patient testimonials treated by Dr. Fraga provide an authentic and personal insight into the results and impact of revision surgeries. These stories highlight not only weight loss and resolution of medical complications but also improvements in quality of life, self-esteem, and overall well-being. These accounts serve as a source of inspiration and confidence for those considering bariatric revision surgery.

Humberto Cruz

-120 kg

Very happy, very grateful. With the support of Dr. Fraga, it is a completely different life.

Darinka Meyer

Gastric Bypass

My physique is incredible: I can now climb the stairs without getting tired, my knees no longer hurt, my back no longer hurts. I feel very happy with myself, very proud.

Alfredo Hernández

Gastric Bypass

I feel really well. My goal is to continue on this path that has helped me a lot in everything, in my family, in my businesses. My personal life has improved a lot.

Bariatric revision surgery represents a second chance for those who have not achieved desired results with their initial surgery.

With the experience and skill of Dr. Hernán Fraga, patients in Monterrey have access to a level of care and expertise that is essential for the success of these complex procedures. For those seeking an effective solution to post-bariatric surgery challenges, a consultation with Dr. Fraga may be the first step toward resuming their journey to health and well-being.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

It is necessary when the results of the original bariatric surgery are not as expected, either due to insufficient weight loss, weight regain, or medical complications.

Like any surgical procedure, there are risks, which may include postoperative complications, but these are minimized with an experienced surgeon like Dr. Fraga.

The type of revision depends on various factors, including the type of original bariatric surgery, the results obtained, and the patient’s current health conditions.

The success of bariatric revision surgery varies individually but can be very effective, especially with careful planning and proper postoperative follow-up.

Recovery time can vary but is generally similar to that of the original bariatric surgery, depending on the complexity of the revision procedure.

Weight loss after bariatric revision surgery may vary, but the goal is to achieve significant and sustainable weight reduction, improving the patient’s health and quality of life.

You can directly contact Dr. Fraga’s clinic in Monterrey to schedule an initial consultation and discuss your needs and options.

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For more information about bariatric revision surgery or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hernán Fraga, please contact the clinic in Monterrey. Our team is dedicated to providing you with the best care and support throughout your journey to better health and well-being.