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Weight Loss Surgery Revision

Our Commitment to You

At Weight Loss Institute of Arizona, our highly trained surgeons and staff are dedicated to your health. With us, you have a partner on your weight loss journey. We are here for you around the clock, offering support for 3 full years following your procedure. We share your goal of a healthier, more fulfilling life, and your success is our top priority.

At Weight Loss Institute of Arizona we perform revision weight loss surgery for Phoenix, Tucson, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Arrowhead and other patients to alter or repair a previous bariatric procedure. This may be necessary when an earlier procedure has resulted in too little or too much weight loss, or has resulted in complications. Whenever possible, our highly trained surgeons perform revision surgery laparoscopically in order to minimize incisions, discomfort, and complications.

To find out more about weight loss surgery revision, request your consultation online, or register for a free seminar.

The Facts About Revision Surgery

It is estimated that approximately 5 to 10% of bariatric surgery patients will require a revision procedure at some point after their initial bariatric surgery. Weight loss surgery patients come to us for revision surgery if they experience complications from their initial surgery including:

  • Inadequate weight loss or excessive weight re-gain
  • Excessive weight loss or nutritional deficiencies
  • Ulcers, LAP-BAND® displacement or other procedure-related complications
  • Chronic gastrointestinal problems

In some cases, revision surgery may be part of a staged weight loss surgery plan. This is often the case with super-obese patients who must reach a healthier weight before they can safely undergo certain bariatric procedures.

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Options for Revision Surgery

The specialists at Weight Loss Institue of Arizona are highly trained in state-of-the-art laparoscopic techniques which allow them to operate using small incisions. Typically, we can perform the following revisions laparoscopically:

  • LAP-BAND surgery may be performed in patients who have regained weight after gastric bypass surgery.
  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is commonly performed on patients who have not achieved adequate weight loss with a restrictive procedure.
  • Sleeve gastrectomy may be performed on those who have had complications with the LAP-BAND.

Our Arizona bariatric surgery specialists may also be able to tighten a stretched gastric pouch through a laparoscopic approach. In cases where earlier procedures have resulted in a great deal of scar tissue, revision surgery may require a traditional or "open" technique. Our surgeons will help you to determine which approach will be the safest and most effective for you.

The best way to know if a weight loss surgery revision is right for you is to discuss your needs and concerns with one of our compassionate, experienced bariatric surgeons. Request your consultation online or RSVP to one of our weight loss seminars today.

You may also want to download our patient brochure for additional information on what to expect when undergoing surgery at East Valley Surgery Center.

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Scottsdale Office
Weight Loss Institute of Arizona
8575 East Princess Dr #215
ScottsdaleAZ 85255-5437

Phone: (480) 829-6100

Tempe Office
Weight Loss Institute of Arizona
1855 East Southern Ave
TempeAZ 85282

Phone: (480) 829-6100

Phoenix Office
Weight Loss Institute of Arizona
Estrella Medical Plaza I
9305 West Thomas Rd #480

PhoenixAZ 85037

Phone: (480) 829-6100

Tucson Office
Weight Loss Institute of Arizona
6261 North La Cholla Blvd #201
TucsonAZ 85704

Phone: (855) 887-8446

Arrowhead Office
Weight Loss Institute of Arizona
Arrowhead Health Center
16222 N 59th Ave #D180

GlendaleAZ 85306

Phone: (480) 829-6100

Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 5 pm, Saturday: By Appointment
Meet our Surgeons Dr. , DO, MBA, FASMBS and Dr. John DeBarros, FACS, FASMBS

At Weight Loss Institute of Arizona, with offices in Tempe, Phoenix, Tucson, Arrowhead and Scottsdale, our weight loss center specializes in LAP-BAND® surgery, gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, revision surgery and other surgical procedures for patients from throughout Arizona, New Mexico, and the entire Southwest.

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