Revisional Bariatric Surgery Specialist

Transform Weight Loss -  - General & Bariatric Surgery

Transform Weight Loss

General & Bariatric Surgery & Medical Weight Loss located in Lynnwood, WA & Kirkland, WA

Weight loss surgery helps you lose weight and reclaim your quality of life, though occasionally a second procedure is necessary to optimize your results. At Transform Weight Loss in Lynnwood and Kirkland, Washington, Peter Billing, MD, FACS, offers a range of revisional bariatric surgery options to meet your needs and goals. To learn more, call the office or book an appointment online.

Revisional Bariatric Surgery Q & A

Why did I regain weight after weight loss surgery?

There are myriad reasons for weight gain before or after a weight loss surgery. Dr. Billing has years of experience working with patients like you who suffer from obesity and its related effects on your overall health.

He’s a skilled and compassionate surgeon who understands that obesity is a chronic inflammatory disease that causes hormonal and metabolic dysfunction. In addition to weight loss revision options, Transform Weight Loss offers genetic counseling, nutritional coaching, and accountability groups.

What is revisional bariatric surgery?

In a majority of cases, weight loss surgery provides a long-term solution for obesity and helps thousands of men and women improve their overall health and mental wellness. Sometimes, the surgery is helpful for some weight loss, but there’s weight left to lose or all the weight was initially lost, but you put some of the pounds back on.

That’s when revisional bariatric surgery may be right for you. Other reasons to have Dr. Billing revise your weight loss surgery include medical complications from your first surgery or unresolved health conditions.

What problems can occur after bariatric surgery?

Some of the reasons you may need Dr. Billing to revise your original weight loss procedure are:

  • Slipped gastric band
  • Enlarged gastric pouch
  • Increase in intestinal calorie absorption
  • Development of a fistula
  • Failed stapling or leaking staple lines
  • Scar tissue
  • Ulcers
  • Malabsorption or malnutrition

It’s important to note that the weight-related health conditions should improve after your surgical procedure. If it’s been months or years since you underwent bariatric surgery, but you’re still suffering from high blood pressure, diabetes, sleep apnea, or other comorbidities remain unresolved, preoperative bariatric surgery may be right for you.

What are my options?

Transform Weight Loss offers several revisional bariatric options. Each one depends on your current condition and the type of original surgery. Some options include:

  • Band-to-sleeve conversion
  • Band-to-band bypass
  • Band removal

As a bariatric pioneer and industry trailblazer, Dr. Billing conducts a comprehensive examination to determine why your original surgery needs revision and which solution is right for you. To learn more about preoperative bariatric surgery, call the office or use the online scheduling feature.