If you have regained weight lost after a gastric bypass, you may be a candidate for the StomaphyX procedure. Specifically designed for this situation, the StomaphyX procedure is a new, safe way to reduce the stomach through an endoscopic procedure without an incision. It can restore the restriction created during the original gastric bypass surgery.
Although most gastric bypass patients lose a significant amount of weight following surgery and keep it off, some slight weight gain after about two years often does occur. However, when the stomach pouch and stomach outlet stretch too much, poor portion control may result and lead to weight gain.
Determining whether you qualify for the StomaphyX procedure involves a complete physical exam, including an endoscopy and nutritional counseling.