ASIAN CONSENSUS MEETING ON REVISIONAL SURGERY And BARIATRIC SURGERY TRAINING WORKSHOP
AUGUST 5, 6 and 7 2010 GOA 85 participants
Revisional surgeries pose the biggest challenge to any bariatric surgeon. It is a test of not only one’s surgical skills but also a test of confidence and integrity. To say the least, the exultation felt by a surgeon after a revisional surgery cannot be compared. The third ACMOMS was centered around revisional bariatric surgeries.
The goals of this meeting were to discuss the indications for revisional surgeries as well as understand the mechanisms for failure of various bariatric procedures. The technical challenges of performing these difficult surgeries were addressed alongwith management of complications.
Ten Asian countries and 26 surgeons contributed a total data of 6,600 bariatric cases. Total number of revisional surgery cases reported was 214. Failure to lose more weight was the most common reason for revisional surgery and gastric band was the most commonly revised procedure.
Fig:1 Causes of failure of bariatric procedures in Asia
Fig:2 Procedure wise distribution of revisional cases. (n=214)
Link to CODS publication on Revisional Surgery: