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Bariatric Revision Surgery

If you had weight loss surgery three or more years ago and are now experiencing setbacks, you may feel frustrated. We can help.

At Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, our skilled surgeons offer several endoscopic (no incision) procedures for people who regain weight after bariatric surgery.

Our team of compassionate specialists will sit down with you to determine what’s behind your challenges. Together, we’ll develop a personalized plan to help you get back on track to sustained weight loss so you can enjoy a healthier life.

What is bariatric revision weight loss surgery?

Sometimes, a person who has bariatric surgery to treat obesity may experience health obstacles or regain weight years after surgery. In bariatric revision surgery, a surgeon uses minimally invasive techniques to revise or fix problems from a previous weight loss surgery. It can be an effective tool to help patients get back on track to health and weight loss goals.

Common reasons someone might undergo bariatric revision surgery after a previous weight loss surgery include:

  • Weight gain
  • Insufficient (not enough) weight loss
  • Poor tolerance of solid food
  • Chronic digestive symptoms, such as persistent vomiting
  • Medical conditions, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or ulcers
  • Chronic leaks

Bariatric revision surgery at AHN: What to expect

In our Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, you get access to a compassionate team of medical, nutrition and psychological specialists all in one place. We will sit down with you to determine the cause of your challenges – and effective solutions.

Bariatric revision surgery is complicated. Not every patient with poor weight loss after bariatric surgery is a candidate for revision surgery. We will thoroughly evaluate your circumstances and assess the risks and benefits before developing a personalized plan for you.

Our bariatric surgeons have years of experience performing intricate bariatric revision procedures.

When indicated, our surgeons take an endoscopic approach to revision surgery, meaning there are no incisions. During endoscopic procedures, sutures are placed to reduce the size of the stomach pouch. Most patients return to work two days after surgery.

The institute specializes in several revision surgeries, including:

  • Gastric band to gastric sleeve
  • Gastric band to gastric bypass
  • Gastric sleeve to gastric bypass
  • Vertical banded gastroplasty to gastric bypass

Weight loss surgery: Attend a free information session

Are you ready to lose weight and improve your life? At one of our free information sessions, you can meet our weight loss specialists and learn more about bariatric surgery options. Sign up online or find a session near you by calling (412) DOCTORS (412) 362-8677.

Contact us

Request an appointment with one of our weight loss specialists. You can also find out more about our bariatric surgery services by calling (412) DOCTORS (412) 362-8677.

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