Gastric bypass is a weight loss surgery performed to treat obesity. After the surgery, your stomach will be smaller and the food that you eat will bypass certain sections of your stomach and intestine. Hence, you feel less hungry and less food gets absorbed into your body, which may help you lose weight. Sometimes, bypass surgery may not provide the results you have expected. In such cases, a surgical revision may be suggested. Revision bypass is indicated for the following:
This procedure can be performed as either an open surgery (by making an incision of 15 cm) or endoscopic surgery (no incisions are made; surgical instruments are inserted through your mouth). With either surgery, your doctor stitches your stomach folds and the opening of the small intestine to reduce its size so that the intake of food is reduced. In case of endoscopic surgery, since there are no skin incisions, the chances of post-operative pain are reduced and recovery is faster. Revision surgery is more challenging than the original surgery and is associated with a higher risk of bleeding.
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