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Revisional surgery

Weight loss surgery

HCA UK provides revisional surgery to further reduce the volume of food you can eat following a weight loss procedure

About

If you have already had weight loss surgery but have experienced complications or have not achieved the desired weight loss, revisional surgery can be carried out to improve your results.

Need to know

  • What happens icon plus

    There are two main types of revisional surgery: gastric band on top of gastric bypass and gastric band to gastric bypass. Your GP or consultant will talk to you about what to expect during the procedure.

    Revisional surgery is more complicated than your initial weight loss surgery due to the formation of dense scar tissue in the area which may be more difficult to operate on.

    Gastric band on top of gastric bypass revisional surgery involves a silicone band being placed around the top section of your stomach.

    Gastric band to gastric bypass revisional surgery involves removing your gastric band and then removing part of your stomach.
  • How to prepare icon plus

    Revisional surgery is generally very safe. However, as with any surgery, there are some risks and side effects involved. Your consultant will explain these to you and answer any questions you might have.

    After revisional surgery, the areas will be closed with stitches or staples.

    We will let you know in advance how long to avoid eating and drinking before your surgery.
  • Afterwards icon plus

    After the procedure, you will be taken to the recovery unit, where our dedicated team will look after you. You will probably be sore and bruised and you will be given pain relief medication if needed.

    You'll need to have a catheter after surgery, which will allow you to empty your bladder easily. Until you can eat normally, you'll get the nutrients you need through a small tube in one of your veins or your bowel.

    You may be able to go home after two days. Your consultant or specialist nurse will let you know when you can leave the hospital.

    You will be advised on how to manage your recovery and when you can get back to your daily routines.
Consultant in theatres

Our consultants

We're proud to work with leading experts across a range of medical fields, whose skills are matched by their integrity and compassion.

Our facilities

From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

Request an appointment

We're happy to help you make an appointment with one of our experienced consultants.

This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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