Surgical procedures can fail for a variety of reasons. Was the correct operation chosen? Was it performed correctly? Where there unforeseen complications? Is the disease refractory to traditional therapy?
Whatever the reason and whatever the problem, we may be able to help. Most chronic diseases are rarely cured; often requiring a multidisciplinary or team approach. Breast cancer; for example, requires not only surgery, but often medications (chemotherapy), radiation, and hormonal manipulation. Obesity and related diseases are no different; often medications, additional surgery, multidisciplinary treatment is often required and like cancer treatment, you have to be actively involved. However, we can perform most revision procedures laparoscopically, even if you have had open procedures in the past.