WHAT IS A GASTRIC BYPASS REVISION?
Are you frustrated with your weight after undergoing gastric bypass surgery? Sometimes, despite our best efforts, weight loss stalls or even regains after the procedure. Led by gastrointestinal expert Dr. Val Prokurat, gastric bypass revision identifies and addresses hormonal imbalances, medical conditions, and other technical issues that can hinder the effectiveness of gastric bypass. Regain control of your health and reach your weight loss goals with gastric bypass revision.
REGAIN CONTROL OF YOUR WEIGHT
Gastric bypass revision in New Jersey is a surgical procedure that helps patients who have undergone gastric bypass surgery and are experiencing weight regain. This can be due to changes in lifestyle, hormonal imbalances, pregnancy, or issues with the original procedure. Gastric bypass revision surgery restores the stomach to its smaller size, restricting the amount of food that can be eaten. The surgery is typically performed laparoscopically, which means a smaller incision, less pain, and a faster recovery time.
POTENTIAL REASONS FOR WEIGHT REGAIN:
- Changes in diet and exercise habits
- Pregnancy or hormonal changes
- Lack of follow-up care
- Psychological or emotional stress
- Underlying medical conditions
- Overeating or consuming high-calorie foods
- Poor absorption of nutrients
- Technical issues with the original procedure
- Enlargement of the stomach pouch
REASONS YOU MAY NEED A GASTRIC BYPASS REVISION
Weight regain after gastric bypass surgery can be frustrating and disheartening. It can happen due to the stomach and intestine enlarging over time, allowing for more food and calories to be consumed. This can happen despite your best efforts to maintain a healthy lifestyle. If you’re experiencing weight regain after gastric bypass surgery, don’t despair. A gastric bypass revision in New Jersey can help you regain weight control and improve your health.
Inadequate Weight Loss
Inadequate weight loss can be frustrating and may leave patients wondering what went wrong. It can happen due to a range of issues, including complications from the initial surgery, a stomach pouch left too large, or medical conditions that inhibit weight loss, such as diabetes medications that trigger the production of fat and cholesterol. A gastric bypass revision can address these issues and help patients achieve the desired weight loss results.
IDEAL CANDIDATES FOR GASTRIC BYPASS REVISION
- Have previously undergone gastric bypass surgery and are experiencing weight regain
- Are in good overall health, with no significant medical conditions or contraindications
- Have made a sincere effort to maintain a healthy lifestyle but are struggling to lose weight
- Are committed to making long-term lifestyle changes to diet and exercise habits
- Understand the risks and benefits of revision surgery
- Have realistic expectations about what gastric bypass revision can achieve
- Are willing to follow post-operative instructions and attend follow-up appointments
YOUR GASTRIC BYPASS REVISION CONSULTATION
During your consultation, Dr. Prokurat will review your medical history and assess whether gastric bypass revision in New Jersey is the best option for you. It’s essential to provide as much information as possible about your previous gastric bypass surgery, including when and where it was performed and what type of procedure was used. This will help Dr. Prokurat make a more informed decision about your treatment plan.
YOUR GASTRIC BYPASS REVISION OPTIONS
TRANSORAL OUTLET REDUCTION (TORE)
Transoral Outlet Reduction (TORe) is a gastric bypass revision surgery that involves suturing the gastric pouch to make it smaller. By reducing the size of the pouch, the amount of food consumed is limited, leading to less weight gain and more weight loss. The procedure is minimally invasive and can often be performed on an outpatient basis.
REDUCING STOMACH SIZE
Reducing stomach size addresses weight regain by making the connection between the stomach and small intestine smaller. Over time, the stomach can stretch, allowing more food to pass through, hindering weight loss progress. Techniques such as sclerotherapy, Transoral ROSE, and StomaphyX can make the stomach smaller, reducing the passage of food.
ADDITION OF AN ADJUSTABLE LAP-BAND
During this procedure of gastric bypass revision in New Jersey, an inflatable band is placed around the top portion of the stomach, creating a smaller upper stomach pouch. This limits the amount of food consumed, promoting weight loss. The band is adjustable and can be tightened or loosened over time to achieve the desired weight loss results.
LENGTHENING THE ROUX LIMB
The Roux limb is the part of the small intestine that has been surgically altered to transfer food in place of the stomach. If this limb is not functioning correctly, it can lead to weight gain. By lengthening the Roux limb, the body can overcome the negative impacts of the pouch enlargement or fistula, helping patients achieve their weight loss goals.
CONVERSION TO DUODENAL SWITCH
Conversion to the duodenal switch involves removing 70% of the stomach and most of the duodenum to reduce the amount of time food spends in the GI tract. This can decrease the number of calories ingested and can be ideal for highly obese patients. Studies show that patients undergoing this procedure reduce their BMIs from 53 to 31-40 in a few months.
“CANDY CANE” REMOVAL
Candy cane removal, a type of gastric bypass revision in New Jersey, involves removing the non-functioning portion of the Roux limb in the small intestine, also known as the “candy cane.” When the Roux limb is too long, it can lead to gastrointestinal complications and weight gain. Removing the non-functioning limb laparoscopically can relieve patients of potential weight regain and improve their overall health.
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Recovery after Gastric Bypass Revision
After undergoing gastric bypass revision surgery, it’s essential to follow a proper recovery plan to ensure a successful outcome. You may experience tenderness, swelling, and pain for a few weeks after the procedure. Dr. Prokurat will advise you on how long you will need to stay in the clinic, depending on the specific procedure you received. You can expect to resume your normal routine within 3-5 weeks. Remember to adhere to a healthy diet and exercise regularly to maintain weight loss.
MEET DR. PROKURAT
Dr. Prokurat is a licensed physician with prior experience and a medical degree from Grodno State University, he successfully completed his medical studies at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, surgical residency at NYU Lutheran Medical Center, and an advanced laparoscopic/bariatric surgery fellowship at Hackensack University Medical Center. Beyond medicine, he’s a devoted family man, passionate about soccer and tennis. Specializing in laparoscopic obesity procedures, he provides hope and improved quality of life for those with obesity issues.
SCHEDULE YOUR CONSULTATION
NJ Advanced Surgical Solutions, led by Dr. Val Prokurat, specializes in helping patients struggling with weight regain after gastric bypass revision in New Jersey. If you’re experiencing this issue, we encourage you to schedule a consultation to discuss your gastric bypass revision surgery options. Dr. Prokurat is a highly skilled and experienced surgeon who can help you regain control of your weight and improve your overall health.