OverStitch Gastric Bypass Revision

OverStitch Gastric Bypass Revision is an endoscopic procedure. Patients who undergo Gastric Bypass Surgery have the potential to lose a significant amount of weight. Losing this weight is an ongoing process and requires a life-long commitment to making healthy choices. Sometimes patients hit weight-loss plateaus or they begin to regain weight for one of many reasons. One of the things they can do to help get them back on track is to have an Overstitch procedure.

What is an Apollo OverStitch Procedure?

The Apollo Revise System™ (previously OverStitch Endoscopic Suturing System) was developed by Apollo Endosurgery, Inc. and was FDA-Approved in July 2022 for use in transoral outlet reduction (TORe). This is the first and only device authorized by the FDA for endoscopic bariatric revision.

The term “Overstitch procedure” describes the placement of sutures during various medical procedures, including the treatment of gastrointestinal defects, complications, and obesity. The surgeon lowers a flexible endoscope down the patient’s throat and strategically places sutures without the use of incisions.

Do Surgeons use Apollo OverStitch during Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG)?

Yes, healthcare professionals also perform ESG, the non-surgical weight loss procedure, using the Apollo ESG System™ (previously OverStitch Endoscopic Suturing System) because it offers easier and more precisely targeted placement of the sutures.

During ESG, healthcare professionals refold and shape the patient’s stomach into a small pouch-like sleeve and then hold it in that position through the use of sutures. The smaller stomach size helps individuals control meal portions and facilitates weight loss.

How can OverStitch help Revise a Gastric Bypass?

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A gastric bypass, also known as Roux-en-Y is a surgical procedure that helps higher-weight patients lose weight using two types of techniques:

  • The restrictive technique works by reducing the size of a patient’s stomach so they can only eat a small amount during one sitting, they feel “full” longer because the food they eat takes longer to digest.

  • The Malabsorptive technique works by making alterations to the digestive system, so the body does not absorb and store all the calories ingested.

Gastric Bypass Surgery is a major surgery and has a fairly extensive recovery period. However, gastric bypass revision completed with the OverStitch procedure is done outpatient and can help you get back on track quickly.

Why would a Patient have Overstitch?

There are many reasons why a patient may gain weight after gastric bypass surgery, but one of the most frequently found issues is the gradual stretching out of the upper portion or opening to the stomach. The stomach pouch can also stretch out and increase the amount of available space.

This often allows the patient to eat larger portions of food, as well as to eat more frequently because they do not feel “full” for as long as they did right after they underwent gastric bypass surgery.

The OverStitch procedure can correct this dilation and decrease the size of the opening to the stomach or reduce the size of the stomach pouch, restoring both to their smaller sizes comparable to after their initial weight loss surgery.

How can OverStitch help Revise A Gastric Bypass?

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This helps to limit the amount of food that can be consumed, leading to weight loss. Additionally, the use of the OverStitch endoscopic suturing system allows for better control and precision during the procedure, reducing the risk of complications.

Another advantage of the OverStitch gastric bypass revision is that it has a quicker recovery time compared to traditional surgery. Patients typically experience less pain and discomfort, and they can return to their normal activities sooner.

Furthermore, the use of the OverStitch procedure for gastric bypass revision is a more cost-effective option. It eliminates the need for a second surgery, which can be expensive and require longer hospital stays. This makes it a more accessible option for individuals who may not have the financial resources for multiple surgeries.

In conclusion, the OverStitch endoscopic suturing system offers numerous benefits for gastric bypass revision. It is a non-surgical procedure that can be performed quickly, with shorter recovery times and lower associated risks. It provides precise control during the surgery and helps to limit food intake, promoting weight loss. Additionally, it is a cost-effective option, making it accessible to a wider range of individuals.

Benefits of Gastric Bypass Revision with OverStitch

What is the Recovery like after the OverStitch Procedure?

After undergoing the OverStitch procedure, it is crucial to arrange for a post-procedure ride home. This is because bariatric surgeons typically recommend abstaining from driving for approximately 5 days. However, the majority of patients experience a full recovery within a week.

If your job requires activity, your surgeon will provide instructions on when it is safe for you to return. Additionally, much like after your gastric bypass surgery, dietary instructions will be given for you to follow.

Who is a Candidate for OverStitch Revision?

Not every patient will be a candidate for the OverStitch procedure but a consultation with your bariatric surgeon will be able to determine your eligibility. Some reasons a patient may not be a good candidate for OverStitch include:

  • The patient has abnormal narrowing of the esophagus.

  • Weight regain is not due to enlargement of the stomach pouch or opening of the stomach.

  • The patient has a medical condition that would prevent them from having the OverStitch procedure such as GERD.

Is OverStitch Revision covered by Insurance?

Unfortunately, insurance coverage does not keep up with medical advancements and is always running years behind the curve. At this time, OverStitch revision is not covered by insurance but at IBI HealthCare Institute we offer all-inclusive, transparent pricing as well as Financing Options for qualified patients

How much does OverStitch cost?

IBI Healthcare Institute offers a special price for the OverStitch procedure. It’s a limited-time offer and can be changed without prior notice. At IBI Healthcare Institute, we provide all-inclusive, transparent Pricing that includes the ability, expertise, and understanding of the surgeon doing the treatment, with no hidden fees.

IBI Healthcare Institute Offices Near Me

We offer OverStitch Procedure in different locations throughout the Southeast region. We are growing and new offices are coming soon. To request a personal consultation with a bariatric revision expert, find the nearest IBI office and click the button below.

Georgia

  • 371 East Paces Ferry Rd Suite 802 Atlanta, GA 30305, United States.
  • 367 Athens Hwy, Suite 100C Loganville, GA 30052, United States.
  • 3970 Rogers Bridge Rd, Duluth, GA 30097, United States.

Florida

  • 14012 US-19, Hudson, FL 34667, United States.
  • 5931 Webb Rd, Tampa, FL 33615, United States.