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Endoscopic Pouch and Outlet Repair for Patients Regaining Weight after Weight Loss Surgery

Endoscopic Pouch and Outlet Repair for Patients Regaining Weight
Holly Smith, a 38-year old accountant and mother of three, had previously battled with her weight until undergoing weight loss surgery four years ago. With remarkable outcomes, she lost almost a third of her weight, leading to a transformation in overall wellness. However, recently she noticed a disappointing regain of the pounds she had worked tirelessly to lose. In her quest for a solution, Smith discovered the IBI Healthcare Institute and their innovative procedure.

Regaining Weight After My Initial Weight Loss Surgery

“Regaining weight after my initial weight loss surgery left me feeling defeated and disappointed in myself. I thought I was alone and had no options until I heard about endoscopic outlet and pouch repairs offered at IBI,” said Holly Smith. “I underwent the procedure and have already lost 40 pounds. The procedure allowed me to lose the extra weight and regain control of my life with no scarring, drastically less pain and shorter recovery time than my initial weight loss surgery. I was able to return home to my family the same day and was back to my normal activities almost immediately.”

Gradual Stretching of the Stomach Pouch or Outlet

Several studies suggest the majority of patients regain significant weight after weight loss surgery.  A common cause includes gradual stretching of the stomach pouch or outlet.  Achieve optimum results with standard-of-care weight loss surgery procedures that involve reducing the size of the stomach and outlet. This technique not only curbs the amount of food consumed but also effectively slows down the passage of food. Together, this helps patients feel fuller longer after eating just a small amount.  As a result, weight loss occurs from a dramatic decrease in calories.  Many clinicians have shown when the stomach pouch and/or outlet gradually stretch, it takes longer for the patient to feel full. As a result, patients may begin to regain the weight.

IBI Healthcare Institute, a Solution has Emerged

Until recently, there were limited options available for patients like Holly. However, thanks to Dr. Postoev at IBI Healthcare Institute, a solution has emerged. IBI’s skilled surgeons effectively reduce volume of enlarged pouches and outlet diameter with cutting-edge endoscopic devices.

Our advanced endoscopic procedure for stomach pouch reduction utilizes a small flexible endoscope and specialized devices. These devices enable the placement of sutures through the endoscope. We can reduce the size of the stomach pouch by inserting scope and suturing devices through the mouth, similar to a standard endoscope. The sutures are strategically placed around the outlet, reducing its diameter from that of a silver dollar to a dime. Additionally, this technique can reduce stomach pouch volume by placing sutures in its walls, aiding in weight loss.

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“This new endoscopic procedure offers my patients a treatment option for post-weight loss surgery weight regain that they’ve never had before,” said Dr. Postoev. “The potential advantages are significant: lowered risk of infection, limited post-operative pain, no visible scars, and faster recovery times. Patients can usually go home the same day of the procedure, which is a substantial improvement over the lengthy recovery times associated with traditional surgical procedures.”

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Dr. A. Christopher Ibikunle MD FACS
Dr A. Christopher Ibikunle (MD, FACS) is a distinguished surgeon with a rich academic and clinical background. After completing his residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, he served as an Active Staff and Assistant Professor of Surgery. Currently, he is a Professor of Surgery at Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership and a Lead Preceptor for several institutions, including Morehouse University and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Chris is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, committed to advancing surgery and patient care.
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