Revisional Bariatric Surgery
Revisional weight loss surgery is performed to alter or repair a preexisting operation for treatment of morbid obesity. While bariatric surgery provides results for many patients, some patients — particularly those who may have had an outmoded operation performed many years ago — may not have had the positive outcome they expected. Others experience significant side effects or complications from previous weight loss surgery that is impacting their quality of life. Revisional weight loss surgery may require the open approach.
Risks of revisional weight loss surgery are much higher (up to three times greater) than primary bariatric procedures.
Virginia Mason offers bariatric surgery services at two convenient locations in Seattle and Federal Way. You can reach the bariatric surgery team by calling (206) 341-1997 or toll-free at (800) 354-9527, ext. 11997.