Revision Weight Loss Surgery Without Incisions
One of the most exciting developments in the field of weight loss surgery is the emergence of new technologies that allow revising and shrinking stomach pouches without surgical incisions.
An FDA approved device, called Stomaphyx, is available through my surgical practice at Western Bariatric Institute and selected other centers nationally. It allows the experienced bariatric surgeon to approximate tissue, and reduce the size of a stretched stomach pouch. This is particularly appealing for people who have previously undergone Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and have experienced stretching of the stomach pouch.
I perform the procedure under anesthesia, by passing a flexible tube down the mouth and esophagus, and into the stomach pouch. There, the pouch tissues are brought together using advanced technology creates plications, like sutures, in the wall of the stomach pouch. The result is a much smaller stomach pouch and a renewed sensation of gastric restriction.