Revisional Operations |prof.Mahmoud Zakaria
Revisional Operations

Revisional Operations |prof.Mahmoud Zakaria

Revisional Operations

What are Revisional operations after bariatric surgery failures?

Bariatric surgeries fail are operations aimed at repairing the failure of the surgery that the patient undertook. The failure here does not mean the failure of the entire operation, but rather the failure to reach the goal of the operation, which is to lose excess weight and reach the ideal weight.

What are the reasons for the failure of obesity surgeries?

Obesity operations fail if they are not performed correctly or as a result of not following the instructions of the doctor after the operation (excessive intake of sugars, excess continual food consumption which causes the expansion of the stomach as a result of pressure on the stomach).

The person must have failed all the attempts at following a diet with a specialist dietitian before undergoing a revision bariatric surgery.

Among the operations that most people need to undergo revisional surgeries after they are the gastric band operation, the vertical banded gastroplasty operation, and the gastric plication operation.

Laparoscopic gastric bypass is the appropriate procedure for treating vertical banded gastroplasty operation cases.

We do not fully recommend sleeve gastrectomy surgery in treating cases of vertical banded gastroplasty operation failure.





  • In cases of weight gain after the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy can be performed again. However, it is recommended to undergo the laparoscopic gastric bypass operation because it is the best procedure for these cases.

    The result of obesity operations depends 50% on the patient’s following of the doctor’s instructions after the operation, so a patient who has undergone a revisional operation should follow the doctor’s instructions and attend the periodic follow-up after the operation.

In the case of weight gain after installing the gastric band, the stomach band can be removed and the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy or the mini gastric bypass operation can be performed.