Endoscopic Bariatric Revision
GI Surgical Specialists is Southwest Florida’s first practice to offer an Endoscopic Bariatric program. Our highly specialized surgeons perform endoscopic primary (ESG, Balloon) and revisional (TORe, re-Sleeve) bariatric procedures
Resolve weight regain after gastric bypass surgery or gastric sleeve with incisionless endoscopic revision in Ft. Myers
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Weight regain after gastric bypass or sleeve surgery can be a challenging issue for patients who have undergone these procedure. While bariatric surgery is an effective method for long-term weight loss, some individuals may experience weight regain over time due to various factors. Endoscopic gastric bypass revisions (aka TORe) or sleeve revisions offer a noninvasive solution to address weight regain and help patients achieve sustainable weight loss once again. For some gastric bypass surgery patients, the stomach pouch and stoma created during gastric bypass surgery may stretch over time. Similarly, this can happen with a sleeve stomach.
This can reduce the feeling of satiety or fullness and allows patients to begin eating more, which can result in weight regain over time. It can also lead to dumping syndrome in bypass patients. Endoscopic bypass revision provides patients who have stopped losing or are regaining weight with an incisionless revision to restore their stomach to its original post-surgical size so that weight loss can resume.
Benefits of Endoscopic Revision
The incisionless revision offers the following benefits:
- No scarring
- Minimal postoperative pain
- Outpatient procedure
- No risk of infection
- Reduced risk of complications
- Cure Dumping Syndrome (bypass)
What Does the TORe Procedure Entail?
The TORe procedure (transoral outlet reduction) is performed through the mouth while the patient is under general anesthesia. This is referred to as an endoluminal or transoral approach and eliminates external incisions required for most surgical procedures.
Using an endoscope, the surgeon is able to view the gastric pouch and connection (anastomosis) to the small intestine. Using a endoscopic suturing system, gastric bypass anatomy can be restored to it’s initial shape and size.
TORe may be performed in an Outpatient Surgery Center, Endoscopy Suite or in the hospital. Typically, most patients are discharged on the same day of their procedure, but your weight loss surgeon may require some patients to stay overnight for further observation.
Many patients report experiencing weight loss and experiencing feelings of satiety soon after undergoing endoscopic bypass revision.
While performing the procedure through the mouth reduces the risks that occur when incisions are made through the abdomen, there are still potential risks that you should be familiar with. Your weight loss surgeon will discuss all of the benefits and potential complications with you during your consultation.
Is the Endoscopic Revision Right for You?
If you have experienced weight regain after bariatric surgery, endoscopic bariatric revision in Fort Myers is right for you. Schedule a consultation to chat with our surgeons!
What Does the Re-Sleeve Procedure Entail?
Like the gastric bypass revision, the Re-Sleeve procedure is performed through the mouth while the patient is under general anesthesia. This is referred to as an endoluminal or transoral approach and eliminates external incisions required for most surgical procedures.
Using an endoscope, the surgeon is able to view the gastric sleeve and using a suturing system it can be restored to its initial shape and size. Endoscopic bariatric revision in Fort Myers can help you lose even more weight!