Overstitch Weight Loss Revision Surgery
The Saline Memorial Hospital Weight Loss Surgery Center now offers the most advanced minimally invasive technique for weight loss surgery revision.
While many patients achieve successful results with their first bariatric surgery, others do not. Some patients experience significant side effects or complications from an earlier bariatric surgery. This may affect quality of life. Other patients seek revisional bariatric surgery when they do not achieve the expected rate of weight loss.
Weight Gain After Bariatric Surgery
A common cause of regaining significant weight after weight loss surgery includes gradual stretching of the stomach pouch or outlet. When the standard-of-care weight loss surgery procedures are performed, the stomach and outlet are made very small to reduce the amount of food consumed and slow the passage of food through the digestive tract. Together, this helps patients feel fuller longer after eating just a small amount. As a result, weight loss occurs from a dramatic decrease in calories. Many clinicians have shown when the stomach pouch and/or outlet gradually stretch, it takes longer for the patient to feel full. As a result, patients may begin to regain weight.
Overstitch Procedure at Saline Memorial Hospital
If you have regained significant weight after weight loss surgery, you may be a candidate for a new endoscopic procedure called Overstitching that offers lowered risk of infection, limited post-operative pain, no visible scars and faster recovery times.
With new endoscopic devices that work with a standard endoscope, Dr. Rex Luttrell can reduce the volume of an enlarged pouch and the diameter of the outlet to their original post-operative proportions.
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