As with any medical treatment, some patients don’t always get the results they expect from bariatric surgery. If you did not lose as much weight as you had hoped or if you lost and then regained some of the weight, you may be a candidate for bariatric revision surgery. SSM Health offers the an endoscopic suturing system, a less invasive alternative to traditional revision surgery.
If you’re in this situation, you don’t be afraid to ask for help. The SSM Health Weight Management Services team is committed to your long-term weight loss success. Make an appointment today to discuss your options and get back on track.
How Endoscopic Outlet and Stomach Pouch Repair Works
Gastric bypass surgery helps people lose weight by making the stomach pouch smaller, so you feel full after eating a small meal. Over time, this small stomach pouch can stretch or dilate, allowing you to eat more food and regain weight.
During an endoscopic outlet and stomach pouch repair, your SSM Health bariatric surgeon uses an endoscopic suturing system to place permanent sutures that reduce the size of the stomach pouch and outlet. This lessens the capacity of the stomach, reestablishing portion and appetite control. Combined with good nutrition and exercise habits, the procedure can lead to successful weight loss.
Your weight loss journey will be full of ups and downs. The caring and compassionate team at SSM Health Weight Management Services will help you consider all of your options to maintain your weight - both surgical and nonsurgical - so you can feel confident you’re getting the best possible treatment. Make an appointment today so you can get started on your path to better health.