Insufficient weight loss after a primary bariatric surgery is possible. In fact, up to 35 percent of people who have had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass weight-loss surgery report inadequate weight loss and in some cases regain body weight. A bariatric surgeon training and expertise in revision bariatric surgery can provide a conversion option tailored to your weight-loss management. As Medical Director of the Surgical Weight-Loss Program at Delray Medical Center, Erica Podolsky, MD, FASMBS leads one of the only programs in the area offering revision bariatric surgery including Lap-Band revision.

In some cases, Lap-Band® revision and management may be necessary. In other cases, primary laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy has resulted in a higher chance of developing gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) following the procedure. To remedy, converting a sleeve gastrectomy to a gastric bypass can be an effective way to alleviate GERD. Another option includes converting a gastric bypass to a distal bypass. If weight gain or reoccurrence of medical issues transpire after bariatric surgery, follow-up with a revision bariatric surgery specialist with a multidisciplinary team in place.

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Learn from Dr. Erica Podolsky, MD, FASMBS, about Revision Bariatric Surgery and who is an ideal candidate for this type of procedure. Dr. Podolsky will also dive into what patients can expect from this program and the lasting effects of this treatment.