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Failed Weight-Loss Surgery? Learn Your Revision Options

Weight-loss surgery helps you lose weight by limiting the amount of food you can take in or by restricting how much nutrition your body absorbs from food. There are several popular types of bariatric surgery, also known as weight-loss surgery. These include laparoscopic gastric bypass, lap band, gastric sleeve, and biliopancreatic diversion.

Some men and women lose half or more of their weight over the course of a couple of years or so following weight-loss surgery, while others struggle to achieve or maintain those kinds of results. It can be devastating to go through the emotional and physical effort to have weight-loss surgery only to gain some pounds back or suffer from health problems. 

Here at Turnquest Surgical Solutions, Dr. Dexter Turnquest and Dr. Brandon Fadner understand and sympathize with your struggles. That’s why our experienced team, based out of two offices in Houston, offers customized corrective weight loss solutions. 

Revision weight-loss surgery basics

Revision is another way to say corrective or reparative. We correct or repair your bariatric surgery when there are problems, such as:

Options for revision weight-loss surgery 

Our team works with you to understand your whole health history and the specifics of your original weight-loss surgery. Your revision options are dependent on which type of initial surgery you had and your current health. Some of the options we offer include:

Lap band revision

A lap band can get loose over time or slip out of position. In some cases, Dr. Turnquest or Dr. Fadner may need to replace the band altogether.

Band over bypass

If you’ve gained back a significant amount of weight after a successful bypass, you may be eligible for a laparoscopic adjustable gastric band, or LAGB, to help you feel full and eat less.

Gastric sleeve

If your original surgery was a gastric sleeve, you can choose a resleeve procedure or a resleeve with a duodenal switch. Each of these options further reduces the size of your stomach.


Without incisions or invasive surgery, the expert team at Turnquest Surgical Solutions uses StomaphyX to shrink your stomach pouch and the size of your stomach outlet.

There’s still hope

Just because your original surgery results are less than satisfactory doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve permanent weight loss success. Dr. Turnquest and Dr. Fadner work with you to match the right revision procedure with your unique needs. 

What’s more, our caring team encourages your involvement in support groups, counseling, and nutrition and exercise programs to help you achieve your dreams without having excess weight. 

If you’re ready to weigh your revisional weight loss options, call the Houston office closest to you or book a consultation on our website today.

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