People who suffer from obesity and bodyweight-related conditions put their hopes for a healthier life into a variety of weight loss options that include bariatric surgery. Unfortunately, sometimes your dreams are not realized or complications arise. Dr. Bagshahi understands your medical condition, disappointment and performs corrective weight loss revision surgery to help people in the Fort Worth, TX, area. If you have had weight loss surgery and feel the procedure has not significantly assisted your weight loss or you’re feeling negative effects, contact our Fort Worth office for a consultation. Dr. Bagshahi is available to discuss and treat your condition.
Weight Loss Options
For people who have exhausted their efforts at natural weight loss, there are a variety of medical procedures that can effectively treat obesity. These bariatric surgery options generally have excellent success rates. However, that will not always be the case. All medical operations incur failure rates for a variety of uncontrollable reasons. These are some of the medical weight loss options and a realistic understanding of the potential for follow-up revision surgery.
Gastric Bypass Surgery
Gastric bypass surgery is a complex procedure that divides the stomach into two pouches with the goal of treating morbid obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension and other serious ailments. It has a tremendous success rate. However, approximately 15 percent of patients may experience complications or failure.
Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Gastric sleeve surgery has emerged as one of the most successful weight loss options. As much as 85 percent of the stomach is removed during the procedure. This restricts the amount of food you can take in and lowers your hunger pangs considerably. This procedure has tremendous benefits, but about 13 percent of patients may require a follow up procedure.
Gastric Band Procedure
Gastric band surgery involves a surgical implant that restricts stomach capacity by surrounding the stomach with an inflatable ring. While relatively effective, many patients opt for other procedures first. In many cases, the gastric band has been strategically employed by doctors as a corrective measure to previous failed surgeries.
Bariatric Surgery Risks
People often see the medical field as exact science. Unfortunately, all surgical procedures have a success and failure rate. Bariatric surgery enjoys high success rates but some patients will experience complications.
Symptoms may include:
- Vomiting or obstruction
- Failure to lose weight
- Regain weight after initial loss
If you experience any of these symptoms, contact Bagshahi Bariatric and General Surgery at our Fort Worth facility.
Bariatric Surgery Revisions
Dr. Bagshahi has a wealth of experience working with people and understands the significant health risks and lifestyle restrictions that plague obesity suffers. The vast majority of first-time weight loss surgeries enjoy tremendous success. For people who have not experienced the results they hoped for or are having negative complications, weight loss revision surgery can be a fruitful corrective measure.
Many surgeons have shied away from gastric band surgery as a first option because newer procedures have higher success rates. If you have undergone gastric band surgery, other options such as a gastric sleeve or gastric bypass may be viable revision options. Similarly, gastric sleeve patients may have the ability to revise and undergo a bypass or duodenal switch.
What’s important to understand about these surgeries is that you don’t have to give up hope if a procedure didn’t bring about the desired results. There are several weight loss revision surgery options available to help you.
At Bagshahi Bariatric and General Surgery in Fort Worth, TX, we are available to explore your weight loss options and get you on a positive and healthy path.