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Weight loss revision surgery

Since weight loss surgery continues to grow and evolve, we are learning that some of the operations done in the past may need to be revised or changed to help patients achieve their long-term goals. Patients who had a weight loss operation done in the past and have regained their weight or had significant problems or complications from their surgery may require a weight loss revision surgery.

Dr. Frank  Duperier , Gastric Bypass Revision San Antonio Surgeon talking with Patient

Revision weight loss surgery is more difficult and carries a higher risk than the original surgery. For these reasons, all patients that are considering undergoing revision surgery are REQUIRED to start in our medical weight loss program. It is imperative that we make sure each patient has all the nutritional and behavioral knowledge to be successful after a reoperative surgery.

If you’re contemplating a revision, quite a bit of testing is required. Your BMI surgeons will want to have a firm grasp on the exact details of your anatomy in order to plan your operation and minimize your risk. Once a thorough workup is complete, including imaging, upper endoscopies, swallowing studies and visits with the dietitian, a decision for surgery is made as a collective group.

"If, as a group, we feel that we can help improve your life by changing the primary surgery, than we will make every effort to help you."

Insurance occasionally covers revision surgery, but not in all cases. Our staff will be able to help you navigate any insurance hurdles that you may have. Rest assured, our staff will advocate for you!!

Revision surgery is almost always performed in a minimally invasive fashion, even if the original operation was done using the ”old-fashioned” open method. In addition, revision weight loss surgery is often performed using the DaVinci Robot. The robot is an excellent way to navigate through dense scar tissues.

In rare instances, the operation may need to be converted to open surgery if that seems the safest way to complete the revision bariatric surgery. It is very uncommon for us to convert to an open operation.

If you would like more information or have a question, please Contact Us Today.

Our Vision

Redefining healthcare by creating meaningful relationships and experiences with our patients and the community in order to overcome obesity and metabolic disease fostering improved health and a better quality of life.

If you are like most people, you are probably extremely frustrated and tired of dealing with excess weight. You have probably tried every diet out there and perhaps had some success but just have not been able to achieve long term success. Our comprehensive program will give you the tools you need to lose the weight you want and to keep it off.

Because every patient is unique, we strive to design a customized program to meet the needs of each individual. Having the expertise of an Obesity Medicine Specialist, Dr. Jenny Seger, we have the unique opportunity to provide more complete weight management and wellness services than those which are available in other practices.

Our Mission

BMI of Texas exists to provide innovative and comprehensive medical and surgical care to patients with obesity and metabolic disease. We are dedicated to creating an enduring partnership with patients in order to ensure their long-term success. We are committed to providing such care in a supportive, compassionate, and guilt-free environment.

When it comes to Texas obesity surgery, it is our goal to not only help you achieve your weight loss goals but to improve your overall health and quality of life. We look forward to partnering with you on your journey to a healthier you!