Gastric bypass revision by endoscopic techniques

The treatment of obesity for patients with morbid obesity or supermorbid obesity has always been more delicate. Traditional obesity surgery is one of the options being considered for weight loss but the truth is that the ratios of failure with this treatment are quite significant.

The Bariatric Times states that 20.4% of patients with morbid obesity and 34.9% of supermorbid obesity patients fail with gastric bypass in their goal to lose weight and improve, simultaneously, the diseases associated with obesity. Failure can come caused by various reasons, but usually is caused by the elongation of the entrance to the stomach.

Following these data we ask: What determines the success or failure of surgery to treat obesity?

Postsurgical failure in weight loss can be defined in many different ways. Perhaps the most common measure of success or failure is the achievement of 50 percent excess loss from the pre-procedure weight. If this is not achieved, a surgical revision is often suggested.

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The problem is that surgical revisions are usually complicated, complex and are associated with problems and be ineffective. This has given rise to the use of endolumenal therapies to address the needs of patients requiring revisional bariatric surgery.

The development of various endoscopic techniques, and the use of the latest technology allows bypass reviews that have failed or allow re-suturing the walls of a dilated stomach eventually made. It also makes avoiding undergo surgery, which greatly reduces the associated complications.

One study posted on the Bariatric Times claims that the use of endoscopic techniques for re-suturing of a stomach walls which once was treated with gastric bypass is a safe method and provides positive results.

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