Bariatric Surgery Procedures

Gastric Bypass Failure And Bariatric Surgery Procedures Revision Causes:

Gastric bypass or Roux-en-Y procedure is among the most commonly performed bariatric surgery procedures for management of obesity. It is an effective method that causes excessive weight loss over 12-18 months; most of the patients who undergo this procedure come to the healthy weight by two years. Gastric bypass is well tolerated and successful, however; small numbers of people who undergo gastric bypass surgery either fail to lose weight or develop complications. This failure to lose weight or getting complications after the procedure is called gastric bypass failure. There are several reasons for gastric bypass failure; the most common causes are:

  1. Failure to lose excessive weight
  2. Regain of weight after initial weight loss
  3. Complication both medical and surgical


Failure to lose sufficient weight after gastric bypass surgery is multifactorial. The most common reason for failure to lose weight is not adhering to dietary advice. Patient ignores dietary advice after gastric bypass and consumes high caloric foods on daily basis. This leads to weight loss failure. Other causes of failure to lose weight include dilatation of pouch that leads to increased consumption of foods. To work out the cause of weight loss failure, the patient should make a diary for daily eating and note what he or she eats daily; this will show if the patient is not following dietary advice. Failure to lose weight after gastric bypass is an indication for revision Bariatric Surgery Procedures to lose weight effectively.Failure to lose excessive weight.