If you have had a gastric bypass or gastric sleeve and have experienced weight regain there are options for you!
April 10th, 2013 by admin
If you have had a gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy, either laparoscopic or open and you were initially successful but now have experienced weight regain and are discouraged we are here to tell you there is hope for and there are options.
Sometimes the gastric pouch, in the sleeve can enlarge or the gastric pouch in the bypass may stretch. These can be surgically revised. This can usually be done laparoscopically even if your previous surgery was open.
Both your pouch and opening to your intestine (stoma) can be reduced in size so that you can relose the weight and comorbidties. In addition, sometimes your intestinal absorptive capacity can be further modified.
Both Dr. Domkowski and Dr. Radecke specialize in revising gastric bypasses or gastric sleeves.. Before your surgery we will need to preform some tests to understand your previous surgery, but they are done on an outpatient basis.
Make an appointment today to see if you are a candidate for a revision of your gastric bypass!