There’s no denying that gastric bypass surgery controls your hunger and makes it easier for you to lose weight. But your stomach pouch can get stretched over time, leading to a sudden weight gain. If you don’t want your weight loss efforts to go in vain, you should go for gastric bypass revision surgery.
This procedure adjusts the size of the stomach outlet to limit the food intake. It’s possible that you’ve regained weight since you don’t follow your diet plan or feel too lazy to exercise. However, if this is not the case, see your surgeon at the earliest instead of delaying the revision procedure.
What Is the Gastric Bypass Revision Procedure?
The StomaphyX surgery is a relatively new revision procedure that addresses the complications that may arise after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. If your stomach pouch is overstretched or the stomach outlet is enlarged, it’ll restore their size to prevent overconsumption of food.
Through upper endoscopy, your doctor will determine the size of the stomach pouch. With the help of this information, they will decide whether or not you need to go for the revision procedure.
Gastric bypass revision surgery doesn’t take more than 20-60 minutes. However, since you’ll be sedated prior to the surgery, it may take some time before you regain consciousness. Most patients go home the very same day after the treatment.
This surgical procedure is performed through the mouth. So, there are no visible scars. Its recovery time is brief, which is why you can go back to work a week after the procedure. But make sure you discuss the recovery time with your doctor prior to the surgery.
If you start gaining weight a few years after gastric bypass surgery, it may indicate that your stomach pouch is enlarged. A gastric bypass revision can address the problem and help you maintain the desired weight.