Revisional weight loss surgery is usually done for patients with severe reflux or weight regain following previous lap band or sleeve gastrectomy. This can usually be done very safely but there is a slightly increased risk of complications due to the scar tissue involved in redo surgery.
Revisional weight loss surgery can almost always be performed with the same Enhanced Recovery approach as primary surgery. This means that the vast majority of redo cases can still go home after a 1 night stay in hospital.
Revisional gastric bypass (Roux-en-Y and Single Anastomosis) can be performed at the same time as lap band removal. Revisional sleeve gastrectomy is general done 6 to 12 weeks after removal of the lap band, due to scar tissue at the band site causing an increased risk of staple line leak.
Revisional weight loss surgery is sometimes associated with less weight loss than with primary surgery. Please discuss your specific circumstances with Dr Ben Dodd to know what to expect after surgery.