Is the Endoscopic Bariatric Revision Procedure Right for You?2018-08-24T12:17:11-07:00
The Endoscopic Bariatric Revision procedure is a nonsurgical approach to help people overcome weight gain after bariatric surgery. 

Weight gain after bariatric surgery may be caused by a stretching of the gastric pouch. Because of the larger pouch, you may eat more and ultimately gain weight.

The Endoscopic Bariatric Revision procedure is for people who have regained weight following previous bariatric surgery. Endoscopic suturing is used to reduce the size of the gastric pouch, helping you get back on track for weight loss.

Endoscopic Bariatric Revision procedure offers an option for those suffering from weight gain after bariatric surgery.

  • No surgery
  • Less expensive than surgical options
  • Less recovery time and less complications than surgery
  • Insurance usually covers procedure

Frequently Asked Questions

The  Endoscopic Bariatric Revision procedure is similar to the ESG as it’s an endoscopic procedure that creates plications in the stomach to reduce the usable volume of the stomach. No parts of the body are removed or cut. The procedure makes the stomach pouch smaller. Patients have a feeling of fullness, and the procedure encourages healthy portion control.

The Endoscopic Bariatric Revision procedure results in a smaller stomach pouch. After the procedure, the patient will experience less hunger and, as a result, consume smaller portions.

Anyone who has had bariatric surgery and has experienced weight gain after surgery.

Results from Endoscopic Bariatric Revision procedures show that nearly all patients achieve weight stabilization (their weight gain stops), while most will lose 20-50% of their excess weight.

The procedure is an outpatient endoscopic procedure.

  • Light sedation is required.
  • An endoscope (flexible small tube) will be passed through your mouth down into your stomach.
  • Once in the stomach, your physician will place plications with sutures to reduce the usable volume of the stomach.
  • Most patients can go home within 24 hours.

Following the procedure, you must follow a healthy diet and exercise program. If you do not continue your diet and exercise, you may not lose weight or maintain the weight you have lost already.

Follow your doctor’s instructions about what to eat and drink. You will be provided with written instructions for a staged diet that starts with a liquid diet and progresses from there. It’s important to work with your nutritionist about what to eat and drink.

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