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Weight Gain after Gastric Bypass Surgery

If you have had gastric bypass surgery in the past, and are now regaining the lost weight, it may be associated with changes in your stomach and intestine that make it possible to consume more food – and calories. A revision surgery may be necessary.

At New York Bariatric Group, our team of professionals is often called upon to perform gastric bypass revision surgery to assist those who are not experiencing the dramatic weight loss expected from gastric bypass surgery, or over time, are regaining the weight they lost after the surgery.

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What Is Gastric Bypass Revision Surgery?

Some patients who have had gastric bypass surgery will slowly begin to regain weight. This may be the result of changes in how you eat, exercise, or as a result of pregnancy or other life changes. In other cases, the weight gain is the result of changes in anatomy – the stomach pouch has enlarged over time.

Gastric bypass revision surgery restores a smaller stomach size. In most cases, this surgery is performed laparoscopically.

Gained Weight After Gastric Bypass Surgery? We Can Help.

At New York Bariatric Group, we help those who are struggling with weight gain after undergoing gastric bypass surgery, or those who failed to lose weight as expected.

The first step in this procedure is a full health evaluation to determine the underlying cause of the weight gain or lack of results. The problem could be related to any of the following:

  • Dietary changes
  • Lack of exercise
  • Stomach pouch enlargement
  • Medical complications

If your increase in weight is the result of dietary changes or lack of exercise, these issues can be discussed in your medical evaluation at New York Bariatric Group. However, once the stomach pouch has enlarged, revision surgery may be the most effective option.

Inadequate Weight Loss After Gastric Bypass Surgery

A gastric bypass surgery may have resulted in complications preventing the expected weight loss. The size of the altered stomach pouch may have been left too large in the initial surgery. A range of other medical issues that could inhibit weight loss could be associated with diabetes medications that trigger the production of fat and cholesterol.

A full evaluation of your condition will reveal if you are a candidate for gastric bypass revis