Gastric bypass is a common weight loss surgery that involves creating a tiny stomach pouch, which is connected directly to the small intestine. Over time, the pouch and its connection point to the intestine (called the “outlet”) can enlarge. The result is the ability to eat larger portions, leading to weight regain. Most gastric bypass patients will eventually regain 30% of the weight they lost. But, more than 1 in 5 patients will regain all of the weight.
Endoscopic gastric bypass revision, also known as Transoral Outlet Reduction, is a same-day, incisionless procedure that tightens the pouch and outlet to their original size. The result is a restored sense of fullness, and the ability to lose weight that has been regained. Because the procedure is non-surgical, the recovery is brief, with most patients returning to work in 2-3 days.