Revision surgery is the name we use when patients who have previously undergone weight loss surgery need further surgery. It is important to understand that revision surgery can have a number of different and very specific purposes.
It is very important to consider always with the surgeon, or with Dr Hopkins, the reason for the revision surgery and the aims. Before undertaking such procedures Dr Hopkins will explain in detail the risks of these procedures, what the aims of the procedure are, and the likelihood of achieving those aims. Finally it is important to understand that all the options available in revision procedures.
It is important to point out that sometimes patients will request certain revision procedures that Dr Hopkins does not feel is in the best interest of the patients. Obviously the ultimate aim for all our patients is safe, long-term weight loss with a good quality of life. Achieving these aims in the revision setting can be difficult and that is why the very specifics of the operative intervention must be understood by the patients. It is often the revision procedures that Dr Hopkins may not plan to undertake after one consultation, our team will often give the patient some time to digest the information and at a second appointment more specific plans can be made.