Gastric Bypass Revision – Pouch Reduction
Gastric bypass surgery is considered the gold standard in obesity treatments through bariatric surgery. It addresses both food consumption and portions, as well as reducing absorption of calories. While the surgery is successful in helping many patients reach their weight loss and health goals, some patients may need additional treatment through revision surgery. Danny Shouhed, M.D. is a board certified bariatric surgeon who offers gastric bypass revision or pouch reduction through his practice in Los Angeles.
Dr. Danny Shouhed specializes in bariatric and gastrointestinal surgeries with an emphasis on using minimally-invasive and robotic surgery methods. His attention to detail and careful preparation have helped him become one of the best bariatric surgeons in the field. If you have already had gastric bypass surgery and want to explore revision surgery to achieve your weight loss goals, Dr. Shouhed is the perfect choice to perform your procedure.
Benefits of Pouch Reduction Bypass Revision
When gastric bypass surgery is performed, a small stomach pouch is created that is about the size of an egg. This helps restrict the amount of food that can be eaten at one time as a tool for weight loss. While this is usually enough to help most patients lose a significant amount of weight initially, the pouch may not be small enough or the patient may struggle with their diet or food habits. A pouch reduction can decrease the size of the stomach, allowing patients to feel full eating less food, helping them with their weight loss efforts.
Gastric bypass revision surgery to reduce the size of the stomach pouch can usually be performed laparoscopically. If you are interested in learning more about minimally-invasive gastric bypass revision or pouch reduction, contact our office in Los Angeles. Our staff can schedule a consultation with Dr. Danny Shouhed to discuss your gastric bypass revision options.