Gastric Sleeve Revision to SIPS/SADI
One of the ways that a sleeve gastrectomy is different than bypass or SIPS/SADI bariatric surgeries is that it does not change how the body digests or absorbs food. While gastric sleeve surgery restricts food consumption, food and calories are absorbed normally. Patients who have a gastric sleeve that are not getting the weight loss results they desire may benefit from bariatric revision surgery. Danny Shouhed, M.D. offers gastric sleeve revision to SIPS/SADI through his practice in Los Angeles.
Dr. Danny Shouhed is a highly respected, board-certified bariatric surgeon who has extensive experience performing initial and revision bariatric surgery. He is well-known for his expertise in minimally-invasive and robotic surgery, with excellent success rates with his bariatric patients. If you have not lost the weight you envisioned with gastric sleeve surgery, Dr. Shouhed is an excellent choice for performing your gastric sleeve revision to SIPS/SADI procedure.
Benefits of Converting a Gastric Sleeve to SIPS/SADI
SIPS/SADI procedures use the gastric sleeve combined with a loop duodenal switch surgery. Converting a gastric sleeve to a SIPS/SADI involves adding the loop duodenal switch, which divides the first part of the small intestines (duodenum) and connects the bottom of the stomach at the divide. This restricts the portion of intestines available to absorb food, causing malabsorption that reduces the amount of fat and calories that reach the blood stream. This can greatly increase weight loss for patients who have stalled or gained weight after a sleeve gastrectomy.
Treating obesity is a different journey for each patient. Some patients do well with only a gastric sleeve procedure, while others need the help of a bypass or duodenal switch surgery. If you are frustrated with the level of weight loss after receiving a gastric sleeve, a revision to SIPS/SADI may be right for you. Contact our office in Los Angeles to schedule a consultation with Dr. Danny Shouhed to discuss your bariatric revision options.