Although weight loss procedures such as gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy have very good success rate, 30-40% patients start to regain weight after few years. It is common for the gastric pouch to dilate resulting in patient’s ability to eat larger portion which leads to weight regain and relapse of diabetes, hypertension etc.
In order to address patients who have regained weight after bariatric surgery, surgeons now perform secondary procedures known as revision procedure to mitigate the changes to the body post-surgery. In many cases, this involves an additional surgery to reshape or shrink the stomach, reducing the damages done by an improper diet or natural stomach changes over time. Most of these procedures are endoscopic and minimally invasive, leading to a faster recovery than traditional surgeries. Historically, these procedures have included sclerotherapy and suction-based superficial suturing devices.
How can overstitch help with the revision bariatric surgery?
OverStitch is an innovative development that involves endoscopic suturing for bariatric revision. A revolutionary alternative to previous revision processes, OverStitch allows for full thickness stitches in an endoscopic procedure, shrinking the size of the stomach once more and leading to better overall results in weight gain cessation and estimated weight loss after surgery.
In this process, a surgeon uses an endoscope, which is inserted into the mouth. The endoscope is then used to navigate to the stomach, where stitches are placed in order to reduce the size of the stomach, jump starting weight loss once more. This procedure is generally an outpatient process, with patients able to return home on the same day, thus avoiding the complications that can arise in a second laparoscopic surgery. With minimal side effects and a high level of patient comfort.
If you have undergone a successful gastric bypass surgery only to see results diminish over time, bariatric revision may be the best course of action for you. Low risk and highly effective, OverStitch can help you see weight loss progress once more with one simple procedure.
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