Dr Ghosh is an experienced laparoscopic surgeon who trained in a high volume bariatric center, managing the complications of weight loss surgery complex revisional cases. Dr Ghosh will thoroughly explore any problems you are experiencing and manage them effectively with an in-depth discussion, appropriate investigation and potential revision surgery.
Revision weight loss surgery can be ideal in patients with the following :
Problems with your Gastric Band
Regurgitation & Vomiting
General decline in your quality of life
Although the Gastric Band can have good weight loss outcomes, many people may not achieve the weight loss they initially hoped for. The long-term effects of the band can lead to distortion of the gastro-oesophageal junction producing the above symptoms.
While removing the band can resolve the symptoms of reflux and vomiting, the majority of people will put on weight and usually end up at their pre-band weight. Removal of the band and conversion to a Gastric Bypass can improve your symptoms and provide further weight loss.
Problems with your Gastric Sleeve
Inadequate weight loss
The Sleeve Gastrectomy is currently the most common weight loss procedure performed in Australia, however, some people experience inadequate weight loss or weight regain after several years. Other issues with the sleeve include severe reflux.
A conversion to a Gastric Bypass can reverse the symptoms of reflux and provide further weight loss.
Problems with your Mini-Gastric Bypass
The mini-gastric bypass (MGB)/single anastomosis gastric bypass (SAGB) is a relatively new technique being performed in Australia. Although weight loss results have been effective with this procedure, some people have experienced severe reflux. A conversion to a Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass can provide immediate relief to symptoms in addition to improved weight loss.