Start Over with StomaphyX for Revision Bariatric Surgery
If you haven’t lost enough weight or have regained the pounds you lost after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, vertical sleeve gastrectomy, or even duodenal switch surgery, you may be frustrated and discouraged. You may even have lost hope of living the healthier life you expected to have after weight loss surgery.
Don’t give up! Our board-certified Los Angeles bariatric surgeon Dr. Shyam Dahiya can help you get a second chance at a healthy future with StomaphyX revision bariatric surgery.
For the first few months or years after bariatric surgery, sticking to your post-surgery weight loss plan of diet and exercise feels easy. You’re highly motivated to make a change in your lifestyle, and your surgery helps you control your cravings.
Unfortunately, it’s also easy to slip up and let old habits creep back into your life. We understand. These things happen. We know it’s tough to overcome years of unhealthy eating, and we believe that you deserve a new start.
How StomaphyX Works
Bariatric surgery like gastric bypass surgery or sleeve gastrectomy helps you eat less by reducing your stomach capacity. After weight loss surgery, you feel full more quickly and stay satisfied longer. However, if you have trouble keeping your portions small or snack too much, the small stomach pouch left by bariatric surgery can stretch.
StomaphyX is a high-tech endoscopic surgery device that lets Dr. Dahiya see where your stomach pouch has stretched and reverse the stretching with sterile surgical fasteners. After StomaphyX, your stomach pouch will be restored to close to the original size, giving you a second chance at losing weight after bariatric surgery.
Unlike your original bariatric surgery, StomaphyX is a non-invasive procedure performed without incisions. StomaphyX is an endoscopic procedure, which means that the device enters your body through the mouth and passes down through the esophagus to access the stomach. Because there are no surgical incisions, the recovery time for StomaphyX is minimal, with most patients able to go back to work the next day. In order to let the fasteners bond together, though, you will need to be on a liquid diet for about two weeks.
To learn more about how StomaphyX can give you a second chance to lose weight after gastric bypass surgery, please contact our board-certified LA bariatric surgeon Dr. Shyam Dahiya at our office near Riverside and Orange County in Lakewood, California.