Gastric Bypass Revision Surgery
Gastric Bypass is one of the best available weight loss surgical procedures. Regardless, due to the chronic and progressive nature of obesity, some patients may regain weight even after previous Gastric Bypass surgery. Usual causes for weight gain include:
The Pouch has stretched
The anastomosis is stretched
Failure to adhere to the program
Gastric Bypass revision is a complex procedure. This is an option only in select patients who qualify. Commitment to healthy behavioral changes, dietary choices and lifestyle changes will continue to be a requirement for a successful outcome.
Gastric Bypass revision surgery options
In highly selective patients one of the following procedures may be offered for revising a previous gastric bypass surgery.
Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Bypass surgery
Sleeving of the Gastric Pouch
Endoscopic Stoma or Pouch reduction Surgery ( ESR)
It is important to note that these revision procedures are offered in only highly selective patients and a successful outcome is unpredictable.
Your best choice of procedure will be decided after initial evaluation that includes consultation and certain diagnostic procedures such as endoscopy and upper GI X ray.
Endoscopic Stoma or Pouch Reduction Surgery ( ESR)
This procedure also called Endoscopic Overstitch Procedure is a relatively new technique used for Gastric Bypass revision. A special instrument is passed through an endoscope and used to reduce the size of the stomach pouch and or the anastomosis between the pouch and intestine.
This is an outpatient procedure and does not involve incision or surgery. Patients usually go home the same day.
Endoscopic Stoma Revision is a complex procedure. This is an option only in select patients who qualify. Commitment to healthy behavioral changes, dietary choices and lifestyle changes will continue to be a requirement for a successful outcome.
Will my Insurance cover Endoscopic Stoma Revision Surgery?
Many insurances may not cover Endoscopic Stoma revision surgery. The process to get approval may be lengthy and time consuming. Our experienced insurance experts will assist you in getting the approval.
Self Pay Endoscopic Stoma Revision Surgery
At Arch Bariatrics in St Louis, we have attractive cash pay options for Endoscopic Stoma revision surgery for patients:
Who don’t have Insurance
The Insurance has denied revision surgery
Before and After
Am I a candidate?
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