To help with chronic obesity and its many comorbidities, bariatric surgery is a powerful tool to lose weight and increase metabolic health. But as is the case with many diseases, people with obesity can experience relapses after treatment. When bariatric surgery is no longer effective, bariatric revision surgery can offer a solution.
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is the area leader in bariatric revision – surgery that corrects or improves a previous weight-loss surgery. In fact, the network performs more than 1,000 bariatric procedures each year, of which more than 100 are bariatric revision procedures.
“Weight regain after initial bariatric surgery can happen for multiple reasons. At LVHN, we can improve the patient’s ‘tool’ to provide better weight loss, but education is important to gain maximum benefit from bariatric surgery,” says Richard Boorse, MD, Chief, Division of General Surgery. “We are geared to get them safely through surgery and follow the patient for up to five years postop to achieve long-term success.”