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Bariatric Surgery Revision

Bariatric surgery helps many people achieve their wellness goals after struggling with obesity, but some patients plateau or regain weight.

Revision surgery at Vision Bariatrics can help you achieve your ideal weight and maintain a healthy BMI.

Learn how our bariatric surgeons in Tijuana, Mexico, can help you shed excess weight and keep it off for years to come...

What Is Bariatric Revision Surgery?

Many people who undergo gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, mini gastric bypass, or LAP-BAND®/gastric band surgery are able to lose excess body mass and achieve their ideal weight. However, some patients hit a wall when it comes to weight loss, preventing them from experiencing all the benefits of bariatric surgery.

In these cases, a revision surgery is performed that either adjusts or alters the initial bariatric procedure. Thanks to bariatric surgery revision, patients can get back on track with their weight loss and wellness goals.

If you have trouble losing weight after bariatric surgery, you are not alone...

LAP-BAND Failure Gastric Band Problems


The LAP-BAND was once a very popular weight loss surgery. However, studies have found that approximately one-third of patients with a loose or slipped gastric band now require revision weight loss surgery. If you are unhappy with the results of your gastric band, our Tijuana-based surgeons provide new surgical techniques to make your surgery more successful.

Learn More about Revision Surgery Speak with Our Bariatric Surgeons

If you've undergone bariatric surgery but still struggle with losing weight, Vision Bariatrics is here for you. Our experienced team of Tijuana, Mexico-based surgeons have helped countless patients in their fight against obesity, which includes revising previous bariatric procedures to facilitate long-term weight loss.

Whether you have a LAP-BAND or underwent gastric sleeve surgery, we will work with you. Our goal is to remedy your health complications and help you experience a healthier, more fulfilling life through safe, affordable, and effective surgical solutions.

For more information about revisional weight loss surgery and if it's right for you, we encourage you to contact our bariatric surgeons online.

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(619) 313-3171

The bariatric surgeons of Vision Bariatrics Hospital

"I had a wonderful experience at Vision Bariatrics" Experience High-Quality Bariatric Surgery in Tijuana


Brooke Poi


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I had gastric sleeve surgery here. Everyone is friendly. It's clean. Very private. I would go here again if I needed too.

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Nicole Carromero


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Everyone was so nice and friendly! They genuinely care about your well-being and your health is always #1 to them. I spoke to at least 2 doctors, 4 nurses and the coordinator and nutritionist once a day. Everyone is so eager to watch you succeed. The rooms are comfortable and they bring your food to the rooms, I brought my mom as my guest and they had a whole bed in the room for her with me and the bathroom looks like a hotel bathroom, very comfortable and clean.  They have a cafeteria with vegan food and I personally couldn’t eat it but my mom loved it and it smelled amazing. Definitely a 10/10 experience. I highly recommend it.

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Why You Should Undergo Bariatric Revision Surgery

Enhance Your Initial Results

If you did not lose the amount of weight you wanted to or you regained weight after your surgery, a revision surgery can improve your results. Studies have shown that patients who undergo revisional surgery lose about 56 percent of their excess body weight, on average.

Improve Your Health

Revision weight loss surgery can help reduce comorbidities or illnesses that accompany obesity. These include type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, and hypertension. For patients with acid reflux, bariatric revision surgery can also help alleviate your symptoms.

Boost Your Confidence

A second surgery can give you a new lease on life. Backed by a newfound determination to maintain your weight, you can be more successful at achieving your wellness goals. Our bariatric surgery team also provides lifelong resources to help you maintain a healthy weight.

Revisions Are the Third Most Common Bariatric Procedure

Is it safe to have my second surgery done in Mexico?

Safe and Effective Surgery

Even though it is located in Tijuana, Vision Bariatrics follows the same rules and regulations as hospitals in the United States. We are continuously advancing our technology to make your surgery safer and more affordable.

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"Dr. Gonzales and the staff at Vision Bariatrics made me feel very comfortable and important during my stay at the hospital. From Dr. G’s bedside manner to the cleanliness of the facilities, my experience was really good. I have lost about 85 pounds and I feel amazing. I am at my weight goal right now and losing more pounds every day." Jenna M.

The Cost of Bariatric Revision

Revision procedures start at just $4,900. During your visit to Vision Bariatrics, we can provide a full price breakdown. We'll help you understand the various factors that go into the cost of revisional weight loss surgery.

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Save on Revision Surgery

By undergoing bariatric revision surgery at our center in Tijuana, Mexico, you can save money on the procedure while still experiencing the latest in comfort and care.

Discuss Bariatric Revision Surgery with Our Team

Vision Bariatrics has a decades-long record of success. If you underwent LAP-BAND or gastric bypass surgery but experienced limited weight loss results, our surgeons in Tijuana, Mexico can help you reach your health and wellness goals. We encourage you to contact our facility online. We want to hear from you.

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Bariatric Revision Options

There are many ways to approach revisional bariatric surgery depending on the initial procedure that was performed. Below are some general revision surgery considerations when addressing different surgical weight loss procedures.
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LAP-BAND Revision

LAP-BAND involves placing an adjustable silicone band around the top portion of the stomach, limiting stomach capacity and restricting calorie intake. Unfortunately, many gastric banding patients require frequent band adjustments or achieve limited weight loss results.

Thankfully, gastric banding is fully reversible, which gives surgeons many options to adjust a failed LAP-BAND. LAP-BAND patients often have their procedure converted into a gastric sleeve or gastric bypass to promote more dramatic weight loss.

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Gastric Sleeve Revision

Also known as a sleeve gastrectomy, gastric sleeve surgery involves removing part of the stomach. This reduces the size of the stomach, which means less calorie consumption and reduced sensations of hunger between meals. A failed gastric sleeve typically occurs when the stomach naturally expands following the initial surgery.

When revising a gastric sleeve, surgeons may initially opt to re-sleeve. This secondary surgery involves further reduction of stomach size to promote restrictive weight loss. Other options include converting the sleeve gastrectomy to a gastric bypass or a duodenal switch.

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Gastric Bypass Revision

A roux-en-y gastric bypass involves the reduction of the stomach size and rerouting the stomach to bypass part of the small intestine. This restricts the amount of calories consumed per meal while also reducing calories absorbed during the digestion process. Gastric bypass failure typically involves health complications or limited weight loss success.

When revising a gastric bypass, surgeons may first reduce the size of the stomach pouch even further to restrict calorie intake. It is also possible to convert a gastric bypass into a duodenal switch to promote greater long-term weight loss.

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Mini Gastric Bypass Revision

A mini gastric bypass surgery is similar to a traditional gastric bypass. Both surgeries reduce the size of the stomach and bypass part of the small intestine, though the mini gastric bypass will bypass less of the small intestine.

When revising a mini gastric bypass surgery, surgeons can convert the procedure into a full gastric bypass to help patients lose more weight. We can also convert a mini gastric bypass into a duodenal switch if needed.

"I highly recommend having your weight loss surgery here" Safe and Affordable Weight Loss Surgery in Tijuana


Danielle Law


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The staff at Vision Bariatrics is phenomenal. You can really tell they love their jobs and they are all very good at it. Dr. Gonzales is a wonderful surgeon and has a great sense of humor. I’m very happy with the care I received during my stay at the hospital. I highly recommend having your weight loss surgery here with Dr. Gonzales.

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Andreea Toader


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A truly amazing experience going to the Vision Bariatrics. My husband had a gastric sleeve done last week. The hospital is a very modern and up-to-date facility, clean and beautiful. The patient rooms are more like a hotel rooms. Each room has a private bathroom and contains a hospital bed and a regular bed for your companion. From the first time I contacted the hospital, the staff were very kind. Answered all my questions. Made me feel safe and comfortable before I even arrived. They had all transportation arranged both ways. Surgery went perfect. I had a great team and would recommend them to anyone.

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Minimizing Revision Surgery Complications

In general, revision weight loss surgery carries a higher risk of complications than an initial surgery. These risks include:

  • Bleeding
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Hernias

By evaluating your candidacy carefully, we can help to prevent certain complications. We take all precautions to make sure your second surgery will be a success.

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Choose a Trusted Team

The medical team at Vision Bariatrics in Tijuana, Mexico, is committed to providing the highest quality of care to deliver life-changing results. Drs. Francisco Gonzalez, Mario Camelo Ramos, and Francisco Guarista are all board-certified bariatric surgeons trained in the latest weight loss surgery methods. Additionally, we offer: 

  • State-of-the-art surgical care
  • Affordable, transparent pricing
  • A safe, secure campus 

To learn more about our Tijuana practice, call us at (619) 313-3171, or request a quote online.

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