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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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Dr. David Provost, MD

Dr. David Provost is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and sits on the Board of Directors for the ASMBS Foundation.

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Laparoscopic Weight Loss Surgery Options

Dr. David Provost prefers the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and Lap-Band weight loss surgery procedures. Both are generally performed laparoscopically, which means the operation is done through small incisions, using cameras and long instruments.

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Lap-Band Surgery

The Lap-Band is an adjustable gastric band that limits the intake of food and reduces hunger. Patients who schedule regular follow-ups for adjustments and adhere to recommended dietary changes have the same long-term rate of success as gastric bypass patients.

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Gastric Bypass Surgery

The gastric bypass has been around for more than 35 years. Patients initially lose more than 70% of their excess weight, and the vast majority keep off at least half long term. Learn more about how gastric bypass surgery can help you win the battle with obesity in this informative summary.

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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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