WHEN WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY DOESN’T WORK

 1 month ago

written by Jeremy Parcells, MD


Between diet and exercise, losing weight can be a full-time job, but when you have weight loss surgery and it doesn’t work… what then?  We all know that dieting is not a “piece of cake,” and creating a regular exercise routine can be time-consuming. When these methods prove insufficient, bariatric surgery may be the next best option.

What Is Weight Loss Surgery?

Bariatric surgery is the reduction of the size of the stomach through the use of a gastric band or the removal of a portion of the stomach. Although this method provides the gratification that many patients are looking for, as many as 50% of these procedures fail. The most common cause of failure is the lack of compliance with the doctor’s recommended health habits. Because of this, we recommend finding a board-certified doctor who can provide the most suitable type of weight loss program tailored to your needs. Another cause of failure is linked to advanced age and diabetes, so it is important to choose a doctor with experience in these fields.

What To Do If It Doesn’t Work?

If the procedure fails, it is possible to have a weight loss revision surgery. The most common type of revision surgery involves the conversion or the removal of a lap band to a sleeve or a bypass. It is important to find a doctor that can confidently conduct this surgery in order to guarantee results.

Dr. Jeremy Parcells specializes in minimally invasive general and bariatric surgery. Dr. Parcells is board certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery and a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons. Named Top10MD in 2016 – an honor only 1-in-3 doctors succeed within the United States. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jeremy Parcells, click on his profile or call his office at 682.518.8619

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