First, directly to the good news: Early complication rates for gastric bypass surgery is quite low. A major study conducted by one of the country's best bariatric centers has concluded that the surgery is not only legitimate but relatively safe.
Now that the good news has been shared, let us be aware that this surgery should not be anticipated as a magic wand for victory nor a simple and easy method for success. Success is seldom a gift that has been waiting for little more than to be unwrapped and enjoyed. Success is normally the fruit of some kind of labor, a devotion to a cause. It is the end result of sweat and determination. Life changes which include improved eating habits and a program of exercise are standard. The ride is not free.
The above-mentioned study found that the risk for death following the procedure was 0.3 percent with 4.3 percent of all patents studied having some kind of complication. The numbers are reassuring. It ...
1. Go Light Less invasive procedures don’t require general anesthesia or sedation, are scar-free and often give more natural-looking results than going under the knife. They can be adjusted to remain natural-looking as you age and, though it may seem counter-intuitive, they can actually last longer than invasive surgery. For example, non-surgical face lifting with the hyaluronic acid fillers, Perlane®, Restylane® and Juvéderm™, requires little more than numbing cream, an ice pack and perhaps a local anesthetic if you’re sensitive. Although these fillers are considered “temporary”, they may be a lot more permanent than we realize: Recent studies show that Restylane can stimulate your skin to produce its own collagen, and have resulted in the FDA approving the re-labeling of Juvéderm for longevity of up to one year. Another “go light” strategy is to combine invasive and non-invasive procedures to minimize your time under...
What is StomaphyX Revision Surgery?
StomaphyX is an incisionless revision surgery for gastric bypass weight loss surgery patients whom have failed to lose all of their excess weight, or whom have experienced some weight regain in the years following their surgery.
How Does StomaphyX Work?
StomaphyX is a surgical procedure in which the bariatric surgeon fastens the tissue of the stoma together, with a series of plications (like pleats in a skirt), thereby making smaller the opening to the gastrointestinal tract. After several weeks, the tissues of the plications fuse, making it strong and stable.
This effectively restores the size of the stoma created during the original gastric bypass surgery, which may become stretched as years go by. This smaller stoma, in turn, holds food in the pouch longer so the patient remains satiated with small amounts of food for longer periods of time.
The result is that the patient eats less and can achieve a weight loss of 20-40lbs , o...
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