Revisional Weight Loss Surgery
Revisional Surgery Following Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
Sometimes because of complications with bariatric surgery, a follow-up revisional surgery may be necessary to correct problems. The Mills-Peninsula surgeons, after a thorough evaluation with patients, can determine if a structural problem with their previous gastric surgery exists and determine if a follow-up endoscopic surgery is necessary.
Endoscopic revisional surgery is performed under general anesthetic. The endoscope and the plicating device is introduced through the mouth and esophagus to the small stomach area and the plication or gathering is then done around the area of the previous gastric bypass. Following the procedure, patients need to be on a liquid diet for several days while the surgery heals. The effect of the endoscopic surgery may vary depending on the individual anatomy and previous surgery.
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