Rose Procedure @ SC Obesity Surgery Center
A new, less invasive surgical option is now available to treat weight regain in gastric bypass patients. If you were originally successful with your bypass surgery but now find yourself regaining some of your lost weight, you may be a candidate for the ROSE procedure (Restorative Obesity Surgery, Endolumenal).
Your stomach pouch or stoma (the connection between the pouch and small intestine) may have stretched out in the years since your original surgery, reducing the feeling of fullness after you eat.
To resolve this problem, surgeons use new surgical tools to create and suture folds into the pouch, reducing its volume and at the stoma to decrease its diameter. The surgeon performs the procedure entirely through the mouth without making any external incisions into the body.
Due to the lack of external incisions, the ROSE procedure is expected to provide important advantages, including less risk than traditional open or laparoscopic surgery, minimal postoperative pain, fast recovery time, and no scarring.
Keeping your weight down after gastric bypass is vital to improve your health and reduce the co-morbidities associated with obesity such as Type II diabetes, heart disease, joint disease, and respiratory conditions. If you have started to regain weight since your initial surgery, ask your surgeon if the ROSE procedure might be right for you.