Conversion/Revision Surgery


What is Conversion or Revision Surgery?

Conversion Laparoscopic Surgery is often the ideal alternative for anyone who has experienced a failure with their previous bariatric surgery.

Studies have shown that between 5% to 50% patients who have experienced a bariatric procedure will require a modification medical procedure later on. There are a wide range of factors that may add to regain weight. Revision surgery might be performed on the grounds that you didn’t acquire the outcomes you anticipated from your unique medical procedure or on the grounds that the first medical procedure has fizzled, and furthermore in light of the fact that your life structures has changed after some time.

Revision or Conversion Surgery

In the greater part of the circumstances, stout people who choose to get a bariatric medical procedure to treat their stoutness accomplish incredible weight reduction results. In any case, it is conceivable that a couple of hefty people may not encounter the comparable agreeable result even following quite a while of experiencing a careful weight reduction treatment.

Moreover, a few patients with time begin to recapture the weight they have lost after the bariatric medical procedure or experience medicinal entanglements related with the bariatric careful process. For such people, who can’t encounter considerable weight reduction or keep up their sound weight, Bariatric Surgery Revision is the ideal arrangement. Dr. Sergio Verboonen will assess your medicinal wellbeing records and evaluate your restorative prerequisites so as to recommend the most reasonable weight reduction treatment that will work best in your circumstance.

Some of the reasons why you may need conversion surgery include:

  • LapBand Failure
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Weight Loss Expectations not achieved

How does a Gastric Sleeve Procedure Work?

We use minimally invasive techniques to perform all of our bariatric surgeries. Dr. Sergio Verboonen has dedicated over two decades to the perfection and the ideal techniques that reduce risk and improve the patient’s recovery time. Using these techniques ensures that you can recover more comfortably and quickly, too. Your stay at our clinic will be a short but a uplifting one.

Our Conversion Surgeries Include:

  • Lap band to sleeve
  • Lap band to OAGB o full by pass
  • Plication surgery to sleeve o to OAGB o full by pass
  • Gastric by pass with regaining weight to pouch reduction and more mala absorption bowel
  • Gastric sleeve to OAGB or full by pass
  • Gastric sleeve to re sleeve
  • Gastric sleeve to Sadis (single anastomosis duodenal ileal)
  • Gastric sleeve to duodenal switch

The Conversion Surgery Process

Conversion weight loss surgery is beneficial for correcting complications from a previous weight loss procedure or for enhancing weight loss results.

Typically, surgeons can perform revision procedures laparoscopically. You may need to have open surgery if your prior bariatric surgery caused extensive scarring.
At Obesity Goodbye Center we are seeing a uptrend in conversion laparoscopic surgery. A vast amount of our conversion patients have come from other surgeons frustrated that they have not had the success with their weight loss surgery that they expected. Some other lap band patients have had years of success, only to start experiencing complications a few years later.

Revision Surgery can be difficult because of the scar tissue and adhesions that can form from the original operation. Dr. Verboonen has refined and evolved this procedure to ensure that the conversion is a success. This procedure usually takes about two-three hours and patients stay at our clinic for one-two nights following the surgery. After discharge from our weight loss center, patients are put on the same post-operative diet for Sleeve gastrectomy or bypass patients.

Conversion Surgery Benefits

This type of procedure provides with several benefits such as the correction of the previous surgery that failed, vomiting and nausea relief, potential to loose more weight with the new surgery resulting from the conversion.

As Dr. Verboonen explains, success in bariatric surgery is defined as the loss of 50 percent or more of excess body weight .

  • Bowel obstruction
  • Dumping syndrome
  • Gallstones
  • Hernias
  • Hypo-glycemia (low blood sugar)