Sometimes, years after a gastric bypass, patients find that their stomach pouch or stoma may have stretched out.
Have You Been Struggling With Weight Gain After Gastric Bypass Surgery, Regaining Some Or All Of The Weight You Initially Lost?
Your stomach pouch or stoma (the connection between the pouch and small intestine) may have stretched after your original surgery, reducing the feeling of fullness after you eat, and leading to weight gain after gastric bypass.
We now offer the Restorative Obesity Surgery Endoscopic (ROSE) procedure for patients that have regained weight after gastric bypass. This is an incisionless surgical procedure that restores the size of the pouch and stoma close to the original post-surgery proportions.
Using new surgical tools for gastric bypass revision, surgeons create and suture folds into the pouch to reduce its volume and at the stoma to reduce its diameter. The surgeon performs the procedure entirely through the mouth without making any external incisions into the body.
Due to the lack of external incisions, the revisional bariatric surgery known as the ROSE procedure is expected to provide important advantages, including, less risk than traditional open or laparoscopic surgery, minimal postoperative pain, fast recovery time and no scarring. Avoiding weight gain after gastric bypass is vital to improve your health and reduce the co-morbidities associated with obesity such as Type II diabetes, heart disease, joint disease and respiratory conditions. If you have started to regain weight since your initial surgery, ask your doctor about ROSE procedure gastric bypass revision.