While gastric bypass surgery can help people lose between 60 percent and 80 percent of their excess weight, some patients slowly begin putting weight back on. Stomaphyx offers a solution.
If a patient chronically overeats after Roux-en-Y surgery, the stomach pouch starts to stretch out to accommodate more food while the stomach outlet (stoma) enlarges to allow for a larger amount of food to pass through the digestive system more quickly.
Stomaphyx is a revisional procedure for individuals who have had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery and subsequently have regained weight due to a stretched stomach pouch.
The minimally invasive Stomaphyx procedure reduces the stomach pouch and stomach outlet (stoma) to the original gastric bypass size without traditional surgery or incisions. Food intake is limited, and stomach contents pass into the small intestine more slowly. This results in earlier satiety (feeling of fullness) and more weight loss. Patients once again eat less, and consequently lose more weight.
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