Patients may not be always successful to reach the target body weight.
Inability to lose weight after the surgery may be secondary to the problems that might have developed in the initial surgery and incompliance to necessary life style changes.
We may help patients who have undergone a slimming surgery, but look for another solution, as the first surgery failed.
Prevention and management of complications and postoperative management of patients have identical significance for us.
Patients are carefully examined to clarify the underlying cause of failure and a medical evaluation is performed before a more complex surgery is considered.
Failure of Gastric Band
It is reported that gatric band does not result in sufficient weight loss in 5% of all patients. Migration of gastric band or gastric band erosion are potential problems and therefore, it may be necessary to remove the gastric band. If you request and discuss with your surgeon, an appropriate obesity surgery technique can be combined with the removal of gastric band.
Failure of Sleeve Gastrectomy
Weight loss may be suboptimal, as the stomach is not technically reduced sufficiently in sleeve gastrectomy, or you may gain weight, if you do not comply with your eating style. For this method that has failure rate of 5-7 percent, your surgeon may discuss with you to determine the best surgical technique. Sleeve gastrectomy can be repeated or gastric bypass surgery can be performed after the initial sleeve gastrectomy.
Failure of Gastric Bypass
If the active part of stomach enlarges in gastric bypass patients or the bypassed digestive segment is short due to technical causes, revision methods include gastric band or re-planned gastric bypass procedures. However, bypass revision surgeries are extremely difficult and require experience. Your surgeon will preoperatively inform you about all details.
IF YOU HAVE UNDERGONE SURGERY IN ANOTHER HOSPITAL?
Weight-loss surgery is the first part of a long interval and postoperative follow-up and support are extremely important. This support is a part of your journey that creates a difference for your ultimate goal.
If you have undergone surgery in another hospital or if you had never had care or been followed up, our bariatric surgery team will gladly undertake the responsibility of your follow-up visits. You can discuss with our dietician, psychologist and obesity surgeon in regular visits and you may also participate to support group meetings and activities.