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Q&A: Is it possible to revise a gastric sleeve into a full gastric bypass?

Yes, it is possible.  However, keep in mind that there will be only a small gastric remnant if a sleeve has already been performed, as opposed to having a large gastric remnant with a gastric bypass is performed as the initial operation.  Without a gastric remnant, should problems arise with the gastric bypass, the options for solving the problem are more limited without having a large gastric remnant.




Q&A: What can I do to lose weight since I can't no matter what I change or do?

Sheryl, 
 
You are in the exact same situation of millions of people.  There are many ways to start your weight loss journey.  What I would recommend is find a reputable Bariatric surgery program and have them assist you on your journey.



Q&A: Will Stomaphyx procedure help after gaining weight following a gastric sleeve procedure?

Hi.  As you have discovered, sleeve patients can also be subject to late weight regain—a problem that was rumored to be limited to bypass patients only.  While only a minority of patients will experience substantial weight regain after either kind (sleeve or bypass surgery), it happens sometimes. 
 
The Stomaphyx is not, in fact, new; it has been around for close to a decade.  It is possible that you might benefit from an endoscopic (nonsurgical) procedure to restore the function of your sleeve, but it needs to be evaluated first.  We don’t yet know if anything is wrong with it.
 



Q&A: What should I do to help with daily nausea after having sleeve gastrectomy two months ago?

These symptoms are more than we would expect two months out. I would recommend that you call your surgeon's office and schedule an appointment to further evaluate this issue. 




Q&A: How much does the StomaphyX procedure cost for a gastric bypass revision?

StomaphyX is mostly off the market as it was not that effective. It has been replaced by the Apollo endosurgical procedure. This is a way to reduce the size of the stoma or opening from the gastric pouch. There is another method called Sclerotherapy that uses an injection by scope to shrink the stoma. What revision you need depends on what is wrong. Some of these new techniques are not covered by insurance. Call me if you have any questions, or you can can call the office for appointment if you want. 




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