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Revisional Bariatric Surgery

Dr. Provost explains when revision surgery might be needed and the available treatment options.
After weight loss surgery, some┬ápatients may experience complications that require revisional surgery. This type of surgery involves going back in and revising a previous weight loss surgical procedure, so as to achieve the anticipated results of the original surgery. The most common […]

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Revision Surgery Saves Bariatric Patient’s Life

Larissa Hersom suffered serious complications after traveling to Tijuana, Mexico for weight loss surgery. Unemployed and uninsured, she sought in vain for a local surgeon who could help. Learn how Dr. David Provost stepped in to provide the life-saving revision surgery she needed in this report from the WB33 News.

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When is Revision Surgery Necessary?

Weight loss surgery has a very strong track record of success for treating clinical obesity; however, bariatric surgery is not foolproof, nor is it a cure. A small number of patients are referred to Dr. Provost by other surgeons because the patient requires revision surgery due to complications from the original procedure. Others are referred […]

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Revision Surgery

Revision surgery after a weight loss surgery procedure is not uncommon. Approximately 10-25% of all bariatric patients will require a revisional procedure due to weight regain or surgical complications (such as vomiting, reflux, stricture or blockage, fistula, marginal ulcer, or excessive weight loss/malnutrition) or a device malfunction (such as band erosion, band prolapse/ chronic pouch […]

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