Sometimes, one surgery is not enough to help you lose all the weight you need to lose. There are several reasons, including:
- Complications from another surgery
- A health problem that makes the surgery less effective
- Weight gained back due to an unhealthy lifestyle .
In these instances, we offer revisional weight loss surgery options. Some of these are minimally invasive, which results in less pain and an easier recovery.
If you have already had weight loss surgery and need another procedure, Novant Health’s skilled surgeons and caring, experienced weight loss team can help you make your next weight loss surgery a success for years to come.
Before your surgery, be sure to talk with your surgeon and the rest of your care team about the risks involved in a second procedure. These can include:
- Longer procedures
- Open incisions
- Greater blood loss
- Less weight loss than with the first surgery .
Your surgeon and the rest of your care team will talk with you about the risks to help you decide if another surgery is right for you and, if so, which surgery is best. Whatever you decide, the weight loss team at Novant Health is here to support you in your choice, whether that is surgery or an alternative treatment such as our Medical Weight Management