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Obes Surg. 2014 Jan;24(1):2-8. doi: 10.1007/s11695-013-1055-3.

Revision surgery for treatment of weight regain after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.

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Surgery Department, Pernambuco Federal University Hospital, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

This study aims to evaluate results on revision surgery for weight regain after gastric bypass, based on surgical technique and follow-up.

METHODS:

This study is a retrospective analysis of 29 patients who presented weight regain on follow-up after more than 5 years, divided into four groups according to revision surgery type: group 1 (n = 9) includes patients who underwent an increase in the length of the alimentary limb to 200 cm; group 2 (n = 13) are patients who underwent an increase in the length of the alimentary limb and placing of a silicon ring; group 3 (n = 2) are patients who underwent an increase in the length of the alimentary limb and gastric plication, and group 4 (n = 5) are patients who underwent gastric plication and placing of a silicon ring.

RESULTS:

The average preoperative weight before revision surgery was 117.8 kg, and the average postoperative follow-up for revision surgery was 13.7 months. Weight loss after revision surgery was observed in all groups but was greater in patients with longer revisional postoperative follow-up. Patients who underwent placing of a silicon ring presented greater weight loss than those who had had such a band since the original gastric bypass operation.

CONCLUSIONS:

Data suggest that revision surgery may be a useful tool in achieving weight loss in patients presenting weight regain following gastric bypass, obesity, bariatric surgery, gastric bypass, weight regain, and revision surgery.

PMID:
23963882
DOI:
10.1007/s11695-013-1055-3
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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