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Endoscopic Bariatric Revisional Procedure
A second chance at bariatric surgery
Many bariatric surgeries work by shrinking the stomach. This limits how much food your stomach is able to hold and makes you feel full sooner. By reducing how much food you're able to eat at one time, these procedures often result in significant weight loss.
But for some people, the stomach can start to stretch again over time, due to the flexibility of the organ. When the stomach or the stoma (the opening of the stomach) starts to stretch out, it can lead to regaining weight that was lost after the initial surgery.
Endoscopic bariatric revision — an outpatient procedure — is one of the minimally invasive bariatric surgery options we offer at Main Line Health locations in the western suburbs of Philadelphia through our bariatric surgery program.
Endoscopy: Surgery without incisions
This is where bariatric revision surgery procedures like the Apollo Overstitch come in. Revisional procedures can update or repair a previous gastric bypass.
With the Apollo Overstitch, you don't need any cuts or surgical incisions. Your bariatric surgeon will insert a thin, lighted tube called an endoscope down your esophagus and into your stomach. From there, the surgeon uses the endoscope to guide tiny tools that can restitch (or overstitch) the stomach pouch and stoma back to their intended size.
Endoscopic bariatric revision surgery can be done in an outpatient setting, so you can go home the same day. You will be under anesthesia, so make sure you have someone who can drive you to and from the procedure.
Restoring results and rebuilding confidence
If you've noticed that you're regaining weight after a previous bariatric surgery, an endoscopic bariatric revision surgery like the Apollo Overstitch might be an option if you had a previous gastric bypass.
Our bariatric team will also work with you to identify any other possible causes of regaining weight. Through our Comprehensive Weight and Wellness Program we explore medical weight loss solutions that may include diet, lifestyle, emotional and psychological factors, and any group or individual support that might help you accomplish your goals.
The weight loss doctors and specialists at Main Line Health in the western suburbs of Philadelphia want you to know that we can help—and we are experts in weight loss that actually works, for a lifetime. Find a weight loss doctor near me.