Revision Endolumenal Therapies for Weight Recidivism
The number of overweight and obese people has been increasing year by year for decades, and the number of surgeries and procedures to control this disease has increased proportionately. Bariatric surgery is the best treatment for advanced cases, but presents a relapse rate of around 20%. In cases of weight recidivism after gastric bypass, endolumenal treatments are important adjuvant therapies to reintegrate patients with the specialized multidisciplinary team. Therapies using endoscopic sutures with or without argon plasma coagulation are notable in the treatment of dilated gastrojejunal anastomosis and enlarged pouches. In conclusion, endolumenal procedures have been shown to be safe and effective for this purpose with high success rates.
KeywordsEndolumenal treatment Weight recidivism Bariatric surgery Bariatric endoscopy
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