Revision Surgery

ANOTHER CHANCE AT A FRESH START

Getting your life back goes beyond surgery. Our talented team of weight loss professionals offers support along with gastric sleeve and bypass surgery revision to ensure you get the care you deserve.

Weight Loss Surgery Revision Process

Our surgical procedures don’t begin or end with a quick operation. When you get in touch with us, we will provide you with preoperative evaluations, dietary guidance, and much more. Dr. Billy will work with you every step of the way to understand your personal needs and get you the results you want.

Free information & Insurance Help

We provide free informational seminars to help you determine what revision surgery entails and how you can prepare. Along with this, our insurance coordinator, Heather Jacobsen, can work with you to determine whether your insurance company will cover the cost of the revision surgery..

Preoperative & Psychological Evaluation

We will perform a series of routine medical, cardiovascular, and psychological evaluations. After the results of these tests, we may refer you to our sleep specialist or psychologist. We will also provide you with preoperative education classes to prepare you for the procedure.

Sleep Study

If you struggle with sleep apnea as a result of your weight, Dr. Billy will work with our sleep specialist, Dr. Binder, to determine the best treatment approach. Revision surgery can allow you to lose enough weight to sleep more comfortably, as can following Dr. Binder’s recommendations.

Dietary Guidance

Our dietician, Michele Biederman, will work with you before and after your surgery to help establish healthier eating and lifestyle habits. Maintaining your results after a weight loss surgery can be difficult without the proper guidance; as such, we will be here for you should you need advice.

“May 28, 2004. This is the date I reclaimed my life. At 56 years old I weighed…are you ready for this….424 pounds. After much research and attending support groups for three months I opted for Lap-Band surgery. It’s been over five years now, and I lost 250 pounds, and the great thing is I am maintaining this weight loss for the first time! I could not have achieved this miracle without the guidance and support of Dr. Billy. Anytime I doubted myself; he was there boosting me up. Any time I took a misstep, he was there redirecting me. He helped me keep the end goal in sight.”

— Sandi Henderson
Dr. Billy in his office

When is revision surgery necessary?

In most cases, a successful lap band or bypass surgery will provide patients with excellent weight loss results. However, if you have undergone these procedures but have regained weight or had unusual symptoms such as persistent acid reflux, revision surgery may be necessary.

Will my insurance cover my revision surgery?

Insurance often covers revision surgery in a similar manner to the original surgery if your insurance carrier agrees that revision surgery is medically necessary. Our insurance coordinator will work with you to determine whether or not you are covered.

What type of revision surgeries are available?

Dr. Billy has over two decades of experience in performing a variety of weight-loss surgeries. He can provide stomach pouch restoration, lap band replacement, a duodenal switch surgery, gastric bypass after a lap band, gastric sleeve after a lap band, and lap band after bypass surgery.

What kind of results can I expect from revision surgery?

Each patient is different, But in many instances, weight loss is dramatic. For example, some patients lose up to 70% of their excess weight after gastric sleeve surgery following an earlier lap band procedure. We will work with you to ensure you achieve your weight loss goals.

Will I regain my weight after surgery?

We make every effort to ensure that you maintain your results. Our program includes dietary guidance, education, and regular evaluations to make sure you meet your goals. Dr. Billy is personally available 24/7 and is happy to address any questions or concerns you may have before and after your surgery.