Gastric Bypass Revisions

Krishna Rayapudi, MD DABOM

Board Certified in Gastroenterology and Obesity Medicine located in Hilliard, Ohio, also serving residents in the greater Columbus area.
Gastric Bypass Revisions

Gastric bypass surgery has transformed lives, but you can regain some weight if the opening between the stomach and small intestine enlarges. At Aliva Weight Loss in Hilliard and Columbus, Ohio, Krishna Rayapudi, MD, performs Gastric Bypass Revisions to reduce the size of the opening, slowing stomach emptying and improving weight loss results, serving residents in the greater Columbus area. Call the office today or schedule an appointment with the obesity medicine specialist to learn more about gastric bypass revisions.

Gastric Bypass Revisions Q & A

I gained weight after weight loss surgery. Can I get gastric bypass revisions?

Aliva Weight Loss offers gastric bypass revisions to patients with a previous Roux-en-Y gastric bypass who’ve gained weight. 

Roux-en-Y is a weight loss surgery that involves removing a significant part of your stomach and reattaching the stomach pouch directly to the Roux limb, a part of the small intestine. This procedure bypasses the first part of the small intestine.

Some people experience weight gain following their gastric bypass surgery because the opening between the stomach and small intestine enlarges, allowing food to move too quickly into the small intestine. Gastric bypass revision fixes the opening, slowing food movement so that you stay full longer, eat less, and lose weight.

The gastroenterologist at ALIVA Weight Loss specializes in obesity medicine and can determine if you need gastric bypass revision after a consultation.


What happens during gastric bypass revisions?

For gastric bypass revisions, the Gastroenterologists at Aliva Weight Loss do a transoral outlet reduction (TORe) using an endoscope, a thin, flexible tube with a light and camera that goes through your mouth and into your stomach.

Once in the stomach, the gastroenterologist uses sutures to tighten the opening between the stomach and the small intestine. You’re given a general anesthetic for gastric bypass revisions so that you sleep through the procedure.

TORe takes about an hour.


What can I expect during recovery from gastric bypass revisions?

Recovery following gastric bypass revisions varies but could take about four weeks. Your provider at Aliva Weight Loss explains what you can expect during recovery so that you can prepare.

You would need stick to a liquid diet during the initial healing process and slowly move to a regular diet as tolerated. Your doctor and dietician would give further guidance. 


How much weight can I lose after gastric bypass revisions?

Weight loss following gastric bypass revision varies, most people lose up to 10% of their total body weight. Some people might reach a lighter weight following the revision procedure than they did after their original gastric bypass.

Continue to follow your eating and exercise plan to maintain your results.

Are you upset about weight gain following gastric bypass? ALIVA Weight Loss can help. Call today or schedule a consultation using the online booking button.


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