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WHAT IS REVISION WEIGHT-LOSS SURGERY?

There are many reasons for which a patient may demand a revision weight loss surgery in Lebanon. For many patients a single weight loss surgery is usually sufficient, providing the required amount of weight loss. For others, a single weight loss surgical procedure may not be able to cause the desired weight loss, either due to inadequate weight loss, a poor resolution of co-morbidities, and/or because of complications resulting from the surgery itself.

While performing a revision weight loss surgery in Lebanon, we will utilize every possible tool, old or new, and when required, even create new tools. Dr Nagi Safa is highly specialized in the revision surgeries, and have performed hundreds of laparoscopic revisional surgeries. He is one of the pioneers to have converted the gastric band surgery to gastric sleeve surgery, by removing the band and cutting the stomach at the same time. He have published in 2012 with his team in Canada, the largest study in the world about the gastric band removal and sleeve gastrectomy as single procedure

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG) — A Good Bariatric Option for Failed Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding

Reasons For Revision Weight Loss Surgery in Lebanon

Insufficient Weight Loss and/or Weight Regain
Mechanical Failure of the procedure
Metabolic Failure of the Procedure
Unresolved Co-morbidities
Medical Complications
Risks and Results of Revisional Bariatric Surgery
Revision surgery for weight loss is a big decision and the decision should be based upon the risks VS the benefits. Revision surgeries are generally riskier compared to the first weight loss surgery. The revision surgeries are high risk because of the following:

  • Revision surgeries tend to take longer time period.
  • Most of the time an Open Incision is needed.
  • Risk of blood loss is more.
  • Revision surgeries often develop complications like Leaks and infections. First weight loss surgery affects blood circulation of the stomach. That’s why a leak might develop.

The prognosis of a revision weight loss surgery is relatively predictable regarding treatment of the medical conditions. So, the impact of the revision weight loss surgery on weight loss itself is less predictable. The amount of weight loss is usually comparatively less after revision surgery as compared to the initial weight loss surgery. This is because metabolic adaptation occurs after the initial weight loss surgery. This makes it even more difficult to lose weight after revision surgery. The Individuals who are metabolically obstinate often fail more often after the initial weight loss surgery.

Because of the unique needs of every patient who seeks revision weight loss surgery, each procedure should be tailored to meet the specific needs of the patient.