Gastric Sleeve Revision Surgery in Houston

Gastric Sleeve Revision Surgery Overview

Gastric sleeve surgery is currently the most commonly performed weight loss procedure in Houston, TX. When properly performed, Sleeve surgery results in significant and durable weight loss with minimal short-term and long-term complications. Proper sleeve surgery results in a banana shaped stomach with no twisting, narrowing or retained gastric fundus. The gastric fundus is the upper part of the stomach that stores ingested food, control gastric emptying, and secretes many hormones that affect appetite, hunger and energy metabolism. A retained gastric fundus following a poorly performed sleeve surgery results in poor weight loss and the development of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). GERD also known as acid reflux results in heartburn, cough and food regurgitation. New onset GERD following sleeve surgery is a strong indication of a poorly performed gastric sleeve surgery.

When is Gastric Sleeve revision surgery performed?

If you had a gastric sleeve procedure and you are currently experiencing poor weight loss, or any GERD related symptom like chronic cough, heartburn, and food regurgitation please give us a call. Do not treat yourself with over the counter antacid medications. You need to be thoroughly evaluated by a heartburn and weight loss specialist. If you are found to have an incompletely resected gastric sleeve, or a narrowed sleeve lumen, revision surgery may be offered to amend the problem.

How does Gastric Sleeve revision surgery work?

A revision surgery is indicated following gastric sleeve to correct certain anatomic problems that are causing acid reflux related symptoms and poor weight loss. The most common gastric sleeve revision procedure performed at Houston Weight Loss Surgery Center and Houston Heartburn and reflux center is hiatal hernia repair and resection of retained gastric fundus. A hiatal hernia occurs when the upper part of the stomach migrates into the chest through an enlarged opening in the breathing muscle.  This results in significant weakness in the lower esophageal sphincter leading to bothersome acid reflux and bile gastritis following gastric sleeve surgery.

Is Gastric Sleeve revision a good option for me?

Revision surgery is a complicated procedure and many factors are taken into consideration when evaluating a bariatric patient for potential revision surgery. After thorough assessment, Dr. Darido will discuss with you and at length the best treatment options for you. When indicated, a revision sleeve procedure allows you to alleviate your acid reflux and put you back on the right path for weight loss and healthy life.

Who should perform your Sleeve revision surgery?

It is extremely important to choose a knowledgeable weight loss and heartburn doctor to perform your sleeve revision surgery. Why? Poor weight loss and acid reflux go hand in hand most often following incomplete gastric sleeve resection and poor hiatal hernia repair. A specialist in both fields of acid reflux disease and weight loss, like Dr. Darido, is the most qualified doctor to take good care of you.

How much does sleeve surgery cost?

Surgery cost varies depending on your insurance plan. Our insurance and finance specialists are available to answer all your financial questions.

What is my recovery time?

You will usually spend a night or two in the hospital after surgery. It takes around one week before you can go back to work.

Lets get started

If you would like to learn more about sleeve revision surgery, we encourage you to contact our office for a private consultation. During this relaxed and informative session, you will get to meet Dr. Darido and learn if you are a good candidate for revision surgery.

Is Sleeve Gastrectomy the Best Gastroplasty for Weight Loss?

Over the past 50 years a number of gastroplasties have been developed to treat obesity. From the first horizontal gastroplasty to the latest endoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, bariatric surgeons in Houston and all over the world attempted to reduce stomach volume in hopes of restricting food intake and promoting weight loss. Continue reading “Is Sleeve Gastrectomy the Best Gastroplasty for Weight Loss?”

Does Gastric Sleeve Surgery Cause Barrett’s Esophagus?

Felsenreich et al. recently published in the journal of Obesity Surgery a very interesting study on gastric sleeve surgery long-term outcomes. The study is titled: “Update: 10 years of sleeve gastrectomy-the first 103 patients” and includes all patients who had gastric sleeve surgery prior to 2006 at participating bariatric centers in Austria. Continue reading “Does Gastric Sleeve Surgery Cause Barrett’s Esophagus?”

Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy Revision Surgery

I read with great interest the study published in Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases by DeMaria et al. It is a retrospective review of 96 gastric bypass patients who underwent conversion of to distal gastric bypass between 2010 and 2016. The Roux or alimentary limb is cut at the jejuno-jejunostomy and transposed distally leaving a common channel between 150 to 200 cm in length. Continue reading “Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy Revision Surgery”

Question of the Week: G-POEM for Gastroparesis

Shabir asked: “I like to know right at this moment how long will it be when everyone who suffers from diabetic gastroparesis will get a g poem procedure when that seems to be the best solution and another thing I like to ask is why is there so little treatment options for diabetic gastroparesis in this day and age when there are so many people suffering. Thank you looking forward to hearing from”. Continue reading “Question of the Week: G-POEM for Gastroparesis”

Is the Keto Diet Safe

Is Keto Safe?

“Eat food, not too much, mostly plants”, Michael Pollan’s seven words to healthy eating represents the most reasonable nutrition advice we can give to patients. Plant-based diet is the healthiest, safest and most environmentally friendly diet to consume. Numerous studies have demonstrated the benefits of vegetarian diets in terms of reducing the risk of cancer, hypertension, stroke, heart disease… Adding a small amount of animal protein to a plant-based diet prevents vitamin Continue reading “Is Keto Safe?”

A Bariatric Surgeon Perspective on Keto Diet

A Bariatric Surgeon Perspective on Keto Diet

3 months after sleeve gastrectomy, a patient of mine lost 65 pounds and so did her husband on whom I did not operate. My patient was on a typical post gastric sleeve diet consuming 900 calories a day with excellent appetite control. Her husband was similarly enjoying great satiety while consuming a high fat diet amounting to at least 2500 calories a day. Continue reading “A Bariatric Surgeon Perspective on Keto Diet”