Distalization of Gastric Bypass
Every bariatric patient is unique and responds differently to their surgery. While most patients who have gastric bypass surgery are successful in losing a significant portion of the excess weight, some struggle to lose enough weight. This can be due to genetics, biology, patient effort and many other factors. Whatever the reason, many patients with a failed gastric bypass procedure can find success through bariatric revision surgery. Danny Shouhed, M.D. offers distalization of gastric bypass through his practice in Los Angeles.
When you are looking to explore revision bariatric surgery, you want the best surgeon to perform your procedure. Dr. Danny Shouhed has an excellent reputation for his bariatric patients’ success rates. Dr. Shouhed is a board certified bariatric surgeon who specializes in minimally-invasive surgery to accomplish the desired results for his patients. If you are unhappy with the weight loss from your gastric bypass surgery, Dr. Shouhed can help you find the right revision procedure, including gastric bypass distalization.
What Is Gastric Bypass Distalization?
In gastric bypass surgery, the digestive system is rerouted with a division of the small intestine. The “Y” in gastric bypass includes the biliopancreatic (BP) limb. In gastric bypass distalization, the BP limb and central channel (CC) are lengthened, which can result in improved weight loss. This procedure is believed to reset the hormones needed to spur greater weight loss, helping gastric bypass patients resume their weight loss journey.
One of the benefits of distalization of gastric bypass surgery is that it is minimally-invasive. This procedure can be performed laparoscopically and has a shorter recovery time than some other revision options. If you are struggling to lose the weight you desire after gastric bypass surgery, distalization or lengthening the BP limb could help you achieve your goals. To learn more about this procedure and other bariatric revision surgery options, contact our office in Los Angeles.