Weight Regain Following Bariatric Surgery and Revisional Surgery

  • Cynthia Weber
  • Bipan ChandEmail author


Bariatric surgery is an extremely effective and well-proven strategy to achieve substantial weight loss for patients with morbid obesity. However, as with any intervention, bariatric surgery is associated with short- and long-term complications. Significant weight regain can be regarded as a very important and often forgotten barrier to sustained life-long success, both physically and psychologically. The definition, prevalence, etiology, and possible treatment modalities available to address weight regain after both Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and vertical sleeve gastrectomy will be discussed in the following chapter.


Weight regain Weight recidivism Endoscopic revisions Revisional surgery Gut hormones Targeted behaviors after weight loss surgery 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Medical College of WisconsinWisconsinUSA
  2. 2.Loyola University Medical Center, Stritch School of MedicineIllinoisUSA

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