Revision Of Gastric Bypass

This procedure is often performed in patients who have significantly stretched out their stomach pouch, which allows them to eat large portions of food.  The gastric outlet is also often stretched out, allowing the food to empty out of the stomach quicker, resulting in patients getting hungry quicker.

The procedure is performed laparoscopically or using daVinci® Robot using a few tiny skin incisions.  The gastric pouch is made smaller so one can eat only a few ounces of food.  The gastric outlet (aka: stoma) is also made smaller, so the food stays in your stomach longer.

 

The amount of intestine bypassed can also be lengthened to increase malabsorption, and weight loss.  This procedure is known as a “Long-Limb Gastric Bypass”.

The end result is patients getting satiety with only a few ounces of food, and feeling full longer.

What can I expect after treatment?
•    Two night hospitalization
•    Most patients return to work within 7-10 days
•    Liquid diet post-surgery, and progressed incrementally to solid diet over 4 weeks
•    Patients can feel satiety after smaller portions of food, and can restart losing weight. Weight loss can vary from 20-50lbs.
•    Eating a high protein, low calorie, low fat, low carbohydrate diet, and living an active lifestyle will optimize weight loss.

If you had a Gastric Bypass and inadequate weight loss, feel free to ask Dr. Mehta about your options; as well as the expected weight loss in your particular situation.

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