Bariatric Revision Surgery in Tijuana, Mexico

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Revision Surgery
with Dr. Jalil in Tijuana, Mexico

If you have undergone weight loss surgery in the past and did not achieve your desired results, Dr. Jalil Illan can help you with revision weight loss surgery in Tijuana, Mexico.

With his expertise in bariatric surgery, Dr. Illan can provide you with the necessary surgical interventions to help you achieve your weight loss goals.

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What is Revision Surgery?

Revision surgery, also known as secondary weight loss surgery, is a procedure performed to modify or correct complications that may have arisen after the initial weight loss surgery. The procedure may involve a variety of techniques to correct issues such as weight regain, inadequate weight loss, and complications from the initial surgery.

How does Revision Bariatric Surgery work?

The surgical approach to revision surgery depends on the type of complications you are experiencing. Dr. Illan will conduct a thorough evaluation and determine the best course of action for your unique situation. Possible techniques include adjusting the size of the stomach pouch or re-routing the intestine.

How does Revision Surgery work?

Types of Revision Surgeries

Revisions after Lap-Band

The revision rate for the LAP-BAND System is approximately 10% during the first two years. Revisions are due to either device-related problems, slippage or unsatisfactory weight loss. A complication specific to this type of procedure is slippage of the gastric band, which requires a follow-up procedure to fix the problem. While some patients will have the band replaced, others choose to revise to another procedure.

Revisions after Gastric Sleeve

A revision after gastric sleeve surgery involves a secondary surgical procedure performed on a patient who previously underwent gastric sleeve surgery but requires additional intervention due to issues like inadequate weight loss, weight regain, complications, or metabolic changes. It aims to address these concerns and improve the patient’s weight loss outcomes and overall health.

Revisions after Gastric Bypass

A gastric bypass revision is necessary for approximately 5 to 10% of patients over 5 years due to complications, unsatisfactory weight loss or weight regain.Complications that may occur after gastric bypass surgery, such as ulcers, chronic vomiting, hernia, staple line failure, can often be improved through revisional surgery.

Results with a Bariatric Revision

Although the results can vary widely depending on the original procedure and the reason for the revision, these surgeries are usually successful in resolving the associated problems and promoting further weight loss. Weight loss following a revision is usually not as dramatic as the initial bariatric procedure, but it can be substantial over time.

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Benefits of Revision Surgery

The benefits of revision surgery include improved weight loss results, resolution of complications from previous surgeries, and improved overall health.

Revision surgery can help patients achieve the weight loss goals they may not have been able to achieve with their initial surgery.

  • Correcting complications:

    Revision surgery can address complications or side effects from previous bariatric surgeries, such as acid reflux, hernias, or stretched stomach pouches.

  • Boosting weight loss:

    For patients who have regained weight after their initial bariatric surgery, revision surgery can help jumpstart weight loss and lead to further weight loss success.

  • Improving comorbidities:

    Revision surgery can improve or resolve obesity-related health conditions such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and sleep apnea.

  • Enhancing quality of life:

    By achieving greater weight loss and improving health conditions, revision surgery can improve a patient's overall quality of life and reduce the risk of future health complications.

  • Customizable options:

    Depending on the specific needs of the patient, revision surgery can involve a range of procedures, from simple adjustments to more complex revisions. This allows for a personalized approach to each patient's individual situation.

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How can I qualify for Revision Surgery?

To qualify for revision surgery, you must have had a previous weight loss surgery that did not provide the desired results, or you may be experiencing complications related to the initial surgery. You should also be committed to making the necessary lifestyle changes to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

Patients qualify for bariatric revision surgery if they meet the following requirements:

The patient has had a bariatric procedure, such as gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, duodenal switch, mini-gastric bypass, adjustable gastric band, or any other bariatric procedure performed by Dr. Jalil Illan, AND

The patient has a BMI of 30 or higher and is currently unsatisfied with their weight loss, OR

The patient is suffering from medical complications due to their previous surgery regardless of BMI

Bariatric procedures such as gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, and duodenal switch are not reversible. However, they are revisable, and with bariatric revision surgery in Mexico, a patient can finally get back on track to a healthier, more fulfilling life.

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Why is Revision Surgery important?

Revision surgery is important because it provides patients with a second chance to achieve their weight loss goals and improve their overall health. The procedure can help correct complications and improve the long-term success of weight loss surgery.

Is Revision Surgery safe?

Revision surgery is generally safe when performed by an experienced and qualified bariatric surgeon like Dr. Illan. As with any surgery, there are risks involved, and Dr. Illan will evaluate your individual health and risk factors to determine if revision surgery in Mexico is a safe option for you.

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Revision Surgery Cost

Cost starting at: $5,400 USD

Our skilled team has performed thousands of bariatric revision surgeries in Tijuana, Mexico. Here are some examples of Bariatric revision surgeries we perform on a regular basis:

  • Lap-Band -> Mini Gastric Bypass
  • Lap-Band -> Gastric Bypass
  • Lap-Band -> Gastric Sleeve
  • Lap-Band -> Duodenal Switch
  • Gastric Sleeve -> Mini Gastric Bypass
  • Gastric Sleeve -> Duodenal Switch
  • Mini Gastric Bypass -> Gastric Bypass
  • Bypass Revision (Pouch)

How Does Revision Surgery Compare to other procedures?

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Revision surgery is a more complex procedure than the initial weight loss surgery and requires a higher level of expertise. Dr. Illan has extensive experience with revision surgery and can provide a thorough evaluation and determine the best course of action for your individual needs.

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Compared to other procedures, revision surgery is the best option for patients who have not achieved their desired results from their initial weight loss surgery.

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FAQs about Bariatric Revision Surgery in Mexico

Bariatric revision surgery may be covered by insurance in certain cases, such as in the case of medical complications. However, a failed surgery that resulted in less-than-adequate weight loss may not immediately be covered by insurance if a need for the surgery cannot be established. A failed surgery (usually defined as not losing 50% of excess weight) may result in reimbursement. Talk to your insurance provider for more details.

Bariatric revision surgery cost is determined entirely on a case-by-case basis. For example, someone deciding to revise a gastric bypass into a biliopancreatic diversion/duodenal switch (BPD/DS) surgery will likely pay more than someone who is simply trying to revise their existing gastric bypass surgery by creating a smaller pouch. Speak to a surgeon in order to get an accurate estimate.

Weight loss after gastric bypass revision should allow you to lose 50% or more of your excess weight. However, weight loss will depend on how heavy the person is when they had the surgery, and what kind of revision they want done.

Recovery from gastric bypass revision varies wildly depending on how the procedure was done. Some patients find a remarkably short recovery time, others find that the recovery takes just as long as getting gastric bypass for the first time (~2 weeks of reduced activity, 4-6 weeks on the post-op diet).

There is no best revision surgery for gastric bypass. Some individuals will aim to revise it to a gastric sleeve, others will revise it to a duodenal switch, and others may simply revise it so that the stomach pouch is smaller. Your surgeon will recommend which surgery you should have.

Bariatric Revision Surgery in Tijuana, Mexico

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