Have your Gastric Bypass Revised
If you have had a gastric bypass, either laparoscopic or open and you were initially successful but now have experienced weight regain and are discouraged we are here to tell you there is hope for and there are options.
Often, the gastric pouch and opening to your intestine can be surgically revised. This can usually be done laparoscopically even if your previous surgery was open. Both your pouch and opening to your intestine (stoma) can be reduced in size so that you can relose the weight and comorbidties.
Both Dr. Domkowski and Dr. Radecke specialize in revising gastric bypasses. Before your surgery we will need to preform some tests to understand your previous surgery, but they are done on an outpatient basis.
If you have had a previous gastric bypass, either open or laparoscopic, and have experienced weight regain and/or re-emergence of your diabetes, hypertension or obstructive sleep apnea you may be a candidate to have your surgery converted to a biliopancreatic diversion with a duodenal switch. This is a powerful malabsorptive procedure which should result in significant weight loss with elimination of your comorbidities.
You can learn more about this procedure under our BPD/DS page. Consider making an appointment with one of our bariatric surgeons to see if you are a candidate for this type of revisionary surgery.