Resolve weight regain after gastric bypass surgery with incisionless ROSE surgery in Naples and Ft. Myers.
For some gastric bypass surgery patients, the stomach pouch and stoma created during gastric bypass surgery may stretch over time. This can reduce the feeling of satiety or fullness and allows patients to begin eating more, which can result in weight regain overtime.
The ROSE Procedure (Repair of Surgery, Endolumenal) provides gastric bypass patients who have stopped losing or are regaining weight with an incisionless surgical revision to restore their stomach pouch to its post-gastric bypass size and reduce the size of the stoma so that weight loss can resume.
Benefits of the ROSE Procedure
The incisionless ROSE procedure offers the following benefits:
- NO scarring
- Minimal postoperative pain
- Reduced recovery time
- Reduced risk of infection
- Possible outpatient procedure (no hospital stay)
- Reduced risk of surgical complications
What does the ROSE Procedure entail?
The ROSE 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 a device similar to an endoscope, the surgeon is able to view the operating area on a video screen while creating folds in the wall of the stomach and around the stoma. These folds are fastened together to reduce the internal size of the stomach and multiple folds are used until the stomach and stoma are restored to the desired size.
ROSE surgery may be performed in an Outpatient Surgery Center or Endoscopy Suite or in the hospital. Typically, most patients are discharged on the same day of their ROSE 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 the ROSE revisionary procedure.
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.