Don’t Blame Yourself
In most cases when a gastric bypass surgery is failed, patients blame themselves. As bariatric experts, we would like you to know that it’s not your fault. Genes, environmental factors, foods, chemicals and a lot more is involved in the whole equation. So, the first thing that you must tell yourself is that things happen, and moving on is the only real conclusion.
A Revision Is Not A Good Idea
A few years back, the hesitation would have been more justified but now with the advancement in the bariatric field, surgeons can provide excellent solutions with minimal invasion. In fact, there have been many cases of revisions where patients saw excellent results.
Personalization Is The Key
Without getting evaluated by a doctor, you can’t make a decision. Just like everyone is different, there can’t be two failures with same reasons. Moreover, your doctor will see your BMI, your weight loss history, your current health condition and your past issues before finally carrying out the revision.
Don’t Let Negative Propaganda Affect You
If anyone is trying to tell you that revision will not work or it didn’t work for them, don’t let that discourage you. There is a good chance that they didn’t pick the right people for the job or they were not committed enough. And if they went for the revision in the past, new things and new solutions have now evolved which can help you.
Laparoscopy Is Beneficial
Many people opt for traditional ways of surgery but laparoscopy has its own advantages. Since it’s minimally invasive, it takes lesser time to heal and patients can get back to normal life quickly.
Open surgeries have their own complications and require more medical care than Laparoscopic procedures.
Start Moving More
Exercise is essential, how much, well it depends on your goals. If you went with a gastric bypass and are now thinking of revising it, it’s time to up your exercise game. No three-day rule will work for you, you’ll have to make that effort every day. Check your step counter and make sure you walk 10,000 steps every day.
Pick The Best Surgeons And Centers
You don’t just need a good surgeon; you also need a good hospital. A fully equipped, advanced and authentic center is as important as the doctor himself. So make sure you choose the best.
Have A One-On-One Meeting With Your Doctor
Having concerns and queries is only natural when you are going for a revision. But the only way to address them is by talking to someone who understand everything in detail. You must share all your concerns before taking the step.
Tightening The Gastric Pouch Is Not The Answer
Although many people believe that tightening the pouch will do the trick but your body chemistry and how it processes calories is more important. Moreover, insurance doesn’t cover it and can cause an extra burden on your pocket.
Type 2 Diabetes Must Be In Total Remission
Yes, Type 2 Diabetes must be in remission before the revision gastric bypass and not managed with medications only. Studies have shown that type 2 diabetes can be a cause of heart attack and failure which is why it’s crucial to put it into remission before Revision gastric bypass.
If you still have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with us for booking your free consultation today!