One of the earliest bariatric procedures created in the 1970s, the Gastric Bypass has stood the test of time. We’ve been performing this procedure since 1982, and we were among the first in South Texas to perform the Gastric Bypass laparoscopically (minimally invasive) in mid-2000.
The Gastric Sleeve operation is appealing because it appears simple and clean. It was originally conceived as a first stage operation for very heavy and very high-risk patients, but is now accepted as a worthwhile option for lighter patients.
Banding is an option or surgical weight loss, however, it is losing favor/ prominence nationwide, if a band is something you are interested in, Dr. Reiss will be happy to talk to you about it at your appointment.
We always recommend that the patient’s original surgeon complete a revision operation if possible. If there’s some reason that a patient can’t continue care with their original surgeon, then we can help.
More than 20 years of experience has taught us that revision surgery has the best chance of success if the patient is thoroughly prepared for lifestyle change to work with their surgical anatomy. We help patients get prepared by starting every revision evaluation with a full metabolic work up.
It’s possible for any bariatric surgical procedure to require surgical revision at some point. Many patients had surgery in the 80’s and 90’s using techniques that are now abandoned because of long-term problems such as persistent vomiting or reflux.