Snow Bariatric Center
Robert Snow, DO, FACOS, FASMBS
Bariatric Surgery located in Fort Worth, TX & Flower Mound, TX
Though bariatric surgery has helped many people lose excess weight, some people find they’re not progressing as they’d like after a procedure. Thankfully, there are second chances in weight loss surgery, which is why Robert Snow, DO, FACOS, FASMBS performs revisional bariatric surgery at Snow Bariatric Center in Fort Worth and Hurst, Texas, , Texas. If you’re in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and would like to improve upon the results of your bariatric surgery, including LAP-BAND®, gastric sleeve, and gastric bypass, call or use the online booking tool today.
Revisional Bariatric Surgery Q & A
What revisional bariatric surgery options are available following a LAP-BAND® procedure?
The LAP-BAND System is a popular weight loss procedure because it’s minimally invasive and reversible. Many patients find it effective, experience no complications, and are pleased with their weight loss results. However, some problems that can occur, and it may not be the best match for your weight loss goals and health needs.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Snow if you’ve experienced any of the following problems after LAP-BAND:
- The band slips, causing your stomach pouch to become larger than it should be
- You’re not losing weight, or your weight loss has plateaued short of your goals
- You have persistent heartburn or difficulty swallowing
- You’re having trouble maintaining a satisfying, nutritious diet
Dr. Snow may simply need to adjust your LAP-BAND if you’re not losing weight or you’re experiencing side effects. In some cases, he recommends a different bariatric procedure, most often laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. This procedure reduces the size of your stomach, so that you can feel full more easily.
What revisional bariatric surgery options are available if gastric sleeve or gastric bypass don’t work?
Gastric sleeve surgery involves dramatically reducing the size of your stomach, so you get full more easily. In some cases, in the long-term, your stomach may stretch out or dilate again, reducing the effects of the surgery. You may no longer feel full after eating small portions of food, and you may gain back the weight you’ve lost.
Gastric bypass surgery involves changing your digestive system in two ways:
- Your stomach is smaller, so you get full more easily
- Food bypasses a portion of your small intestine, so you absorb fewer calories
Following surgery, your stomach may stretch out again over time, allowing you to eat larger portions of food and causing you to gain back weight. If this happens, Dr. Snow can perform a revisional LAP-BAND surgery, which makes your upper stomach smaller.
How do I know if I’m a good candidate for revisional bariatric surgery?
Dr. Snow recognizes that every patient is different. If you’re having difficulty losing weight after bariatric surgery, revisional bariatric surgery may or may not be the best option for you.
If you’re considering revisional bariatric surgery, Dr. Snow performs a comprehensive evaluation, including X-rays or endoscopy to look at your stomach and esophagus, or other tests. He then determines whether or not you’re a candidate for a revisional procedure and goes over your treatment options, including the risks, benefits, and expected outcomes.
Dr. Snow is dedicated to helping you reach your health and weight loss goals, whether through revisional bariatric surgery or another approach. To find out if revisional bariatric surgery is right for you, schedule an appointment at Snow Bariatric Center by calling or using the online booking tool.