Regaining Weight After Your Bypass?
Every year, more than 100,000 people in the U.S. undergo gastric bypass surgery for the treatment of obesity. Following the procedure, most gastric bypass patients achieve excellent weight loss.
However, some patients experience weight regain years after their original bypass surgery. This is often caused by an enlargement of the stomach pouch.
There are options to surgical restore the stomach pouch to its original size after your bypass. At UC San Diego Health, we utilize a minimally invasive, laparoscopic approach.
Are You a Candidate For Gastric Bypass Revision Surgery?
You may be an ideal candidate if you:
- Were originally successful with your bypass surgery but now find yourself regaining some of your lost weight
- Underwent bypass surgery but did not lose weight
You should also contact your insurance company to find out their policies on gastric bypass revision surgery as this procedure may not be covered.