One of our Patient Support Team members will organise your initial consultation with one of our expert bariatric Surgeons.
There are times when a weight loss procedure may no longer be effective in aiding weight loss or you may not have lost as much weight as you had hoped. Bariatric Rescue, also known as revisional surgery might be the best option to reset or restart your weight loss.
What bariatric rescue treatment you can have will depend on a number of factors, such as your primary bariatric surgery and what difficulties you are experiencing.
Some examples of bariatric revisional treatments are:
- Weight Management Programme that combines our clinical expertise with the latest drug therapy, Saxenda®.
- Gastric Band to Gastric Bypass, or Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, is the removal of the gastric band proceeding with gastric bypass or vertical sleeve gastrectomy.
We’ll first establish whether revisional surgery is the best option for you. You’ll have a consultation where we’ll discuss what difficulties you are experiencing and your future goals.
Where required we will investigate to check your initial procedure is functioning as expected. This will be done via a barium swallow under x-ray or via an endoscopy where a camera is passed down through your stomach under sedation or general anaesthetic.
Where the results indicate that there may be an issue with the initial procedure, we can discuss your options with you so that you can decide whether or not you would like to pursue further surgery.
Revisional surgery could help you get your weight loss back on track. For those who also have weight related issues including diabetes, hypertension and sleep apnoea, these can be significantly improved.
If you have issues with your current bariatric surgery we can help you look at ways to help you get back on track.
At Streamline we offer a bespoke service to all of our patients – this is because all our patients are unique in their own way and they are likely to have different needs and requirements. When you book a free consultation with one of our bariatric surgeons we will arrange a pre-consultation telephone call for you. This is where our surgeon will call you prior to your consultation and go through the details of the operation you are considering.
Your initial consultation is an opportunity to meet with your surgeon, to discuss your weight loss history and the best weight loss treatment options for you.
Following your initial consultation with your surgeon, you will also meet with one of our dietitians to discuss your pre and post-surgery care and diet plan, to maximise your weight loss success.
A few days before your procedure you will have to attend a pre-assessment appointment at your treating hospital.
On the day of your surgery, you will be welcomed at your treating hospital by the nursing staff, who will take you to your private room and prep you for your surgery.
You will be taken down to theatres to have your procedure and will usually require an overnight stay at the hospital.
Around 48 hours after your procedure one of our bariatric nursing team will be in touch to see how you are and to answer any questions you may have.
Shortly after your call from our nurse you will have an appointment with your dietitian to go over through the post-operative diet plan.
All of our patients benefit from a 2-year aftercare programme, where you’ll have regular contact with your surgeon and our support team, who will work with you to help you achieve your weight loss goals.
Your consultation is free and you‘re under no obligation to go ahead with surgery. Complete your details below and we‘ll be in touch with more information. Don‘t worry, we won‘t share your details with anyone else, we just need them so we can get in touch and help in the best way possible.