Many people lose weight through gastric bypass surgery only to find it creeping back on years later. Stomach pouch is stretched so that too much food into their system. If this has happened to you it’s a new procedure that can help you solve this problem. It is a relatively simple solution and is not surgery. It’s called Stomaphyx. Find out if you are a candidate for this new PROCEED that fixes post gastric bypass surgery weight gain
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Understand what the procedure is. The Stomaphyx procedure uses an instrument that is inserted into the stomach through the esophagus. There is no cutting involved. The Stomaphyx instrument absorbs parts of the stomach and then a small pistol shoot a needle into it to create a fold. It’s just like taking in a dress with pleats. The surgeon typically uses between 10-100 pins to create folds. There are still risks involved as with any surgery but they are far less than for gastric bypass.
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understand if it’s right for you. Stomaphyx is currently only available for patients who have already undergone successful gastric bypass or in some cases Lap Band surgery. These patience must have lost weight initially but experiencing renewed uncontrollable weight gain. You need to be evaluated to see if a stretched stomach is the source of the problem.
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Check with your doctor. This is a very new procedure so that not all doctors are going to know how to do it or even know about it. You may be referred to a specialist who knows the procedure. You have a lot to travel out of your immediate area to find a doctor who does this.
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Check with your health insurance. Stomaphyx may not be covered under your plan or you may have to pay an outside area doctor on their own. If it can be proved that this is a medically necessary procedure you may be able to negotiate with your insurance company to provide coverage for at least part of the costs.