The Panoramic View of Revisional Bariatric Surgery

Ramon Vilallonga*, José Manuel Fort, María Rita Rodríguez Luna, Amador García Ruiz De Gordejuela, Oscar Gonzalez, Enric Caubet, Arturo Cirera De Tudela, Mariano Palermo, Andrea Ciudin, Manel Armengol

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Introduction: Obesity remains a major public chronic disease, and the multifactorial components of its relapse in many patients remain inevitable. Methods: This article provides a panoramic view of the most commonly performed revisional bariatric surgery (RBS). RBS is a complex procedure; thus, primary procedures should be well chosen and performed to avoid the increasing number of RBS cases. Results: Bariatric surgery is the only successful long-term treatment for obesity. However, a proportion of primary bariatric surgeries has failed during the follow-up period. In recent decades, the solution for these complications is by performing RBS. It is mandatory to understand obesity as a chronic disease to appropriately treat patients. Treatment strategies are needed to determine the indications for revision. RBS requires a meticulous evaluation to facilitate good long-term results. Conclusions: Treatment strategies will be a fundamental pillar to wisely determine the indications for revision and identify the factors influencing failure by prudently and rationally evaluating the revisional procedure that the patient will benefit from and acquiring a high level of surgical skills.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-11
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2022


  • complications
  • corrective surgery
  • failure
  • redo surgery
  • revisional bariatric surgery


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